The success of COCA is the result of the important contributions of numerous volunteers from our member associations. Each year COCA recognizes and honours outstanding contributions made throughout the year. Each year COCA recognizes these contributions at the COCA Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation.
COCA Construction Hard Hat Award
In 2016 COCA introduced a special new award, The COCA Construction Hard Hat Award. It’s awarded to an individual or individuals who do something truly special to advance the interests of the construction industry. The award itself is very special also, to reflect the significance of the recipients’ contributions. The awards are works of art in the form of construction hard hats created by reputed Canadian artist David Arrigo. David is perhaps best known for the masks he has customised and decorated for numerous NHL goalies.
The Cliff Bulmer Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in furthering the relationship between the construction industry and the Ontario Government. It is COCA’s very highest honour.
The Chair’s Award is presented at the discretion of the Chair and recognizes a volunteer or an organization whose contributions to the success of COCA go above and beyond what is normally expected. Let there be no mistake, this year’s four Chair’s Award recipients have gone way beyond the norm.
The President’s Award is awarded at the discretion of the President and there’s a long list of criteria associated with it. It goes without saying that it’s always difficult to identify recipients for this award, since each and every one of our member associations and volunteers contributes enormously to the success of our provincial federation.
Industry Ally Award
COCA’s Industry Ally Award recognizes an individual or an organization involved in a related industry, government department or agency whose efforts or assistance has aided COCA and the Ontario construction industry to recognize improvements in the areas of standards, efficiencies or health and safety. This year we are presenting three Industry Ally Awards.
Board Service Recognitions
COCA is a volunteer driven organization. Without the contribution of our Board of Directors and others, COCA could not be able to fulfill its mandate. Everyone here is well aware that volunteering can be a lot of work and can demand a lot of time.
Many of our member associations are long established and at least two are celebrating significant birthdays this year.