Acoustical Association Ontario
About Acoustical Association Ontario
The Acoustical Association Ontario (AAO) is an Employers’ Association which represents approximately fifty (50) unionized contractors engaged in interior finishing construction in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors of the construction industry in Ontario. Specifically, AAO members perform drywall, acoustic, insulation and fireproofing work throughout the Province of Ontario, including such areas as Windsor, London, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton, Toronto, Oshawa, Kingston and Ottawa.
Operating since the early 1960’s, AAO was established to represent its members in labour relations and to promote an employer-employee policy that would lead to a sound and harmonious relationship with any employee bargaining agent representing the employees of its members. As a constituent member of the Carpenters’ Employer Bargaining Agency and the Painters & Allied Trades Employer Bargaining Agency, AAO represents its member employers in province-wide collective bargaining, respectively, with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades.
In addition to its industrial relations role, AAO works to promote the welfare and enhance the interests of its members and the industry at large by:
- The collection and distribution of useful and reliable information.
- Endeavouring to establish uniform trade practices.
- Promoting and maintaining improved methods of business.
- Attempting to improve the knowledge, skill and proficiency of members and their employees.