We have been members of Landscape Ontario for over 20 years. Started in 1973, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LOHTA) is a vibrant association representing over 2000 horticultural professionals. Our members include landscape, maintenance and snow management contractors, landscape designers, lawn care operators, garden centre owners, arborists, nursery growers, interior landscapers, and irrigation and landscape lighting contractors.
LOHTA members have a commitment to maintain confidence and trust in the profession of horticulture and to encourage and support education and research within the horticultural field. LOHTA also helps fulfill its pledge to elevate the green industry and enhance our environment through various public events like Canada Blooms, and participation in local home shows and community events. Members of LOHTA’s nine regional chapters donated time and materials worth over $500,000 last year through projects to green their communities.
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 3,800 members in the landscape, retail garden centre, and nursery sectors.
Our Mission The CNLA, with the Provincial Associations, will develop programs, undertake initiatives, and form alliances in order to achieve sustainable prosperity for members and stakeholders.
Our Vision A prosperous, professional and ethical industry that is recognized, valued, and utilized by the public, as a result of the environmental, economic, and life-style benefits provided by our member’s products and services.
The CaGBC is responsible for all LEEDS initiatives in Canada. The following is taken directly from their website.
Our mission guides our work: Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada. Our Vision. A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future. The Council will work to:
- Change industry standards
- Develop best design practices and guidelines
- Advocate for green buildings
- Develop educational tools to support its members in implementing sustainable design and construction practices
Technical Safety Standards Association
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded “delegated administrative authority” that administers and enforces public safety laws in the four designated sectors under the province’s Technical Standards and Safety Act. Cornerstone Landscaping Ltd is registered with the TSSA to manage environmental cleanup of hydrocarbon fuels.
The Government of Ontario
Ministry of Environment (MOE) Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been protecting Ontario’s environment for over 30 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects.
The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for protecting clean and safe air, land and water to ensure healthy communities, ecological protection and sustainable development for present and future generations of Ontarians.
Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
MTO sets safety standards and develops policies, legislation and regulations affecting everyone who uses Ontario’s roads – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The ministry educates the public about road user safety and evaluates the effectiveness of safety measures. It inspects commercial carriers, enforces compliance with safety standards, tests and licenses drivers and registers vehicles.
Ontario’s growing economy has generated record numbers of drivers and vehicles on our roads. There are more than 8.1 million drivers, 9.1 million vehicle registrants, 74,000 commercial carriers and 2,600 commercial clients. Ongoing consultation with a variety of private and public sector organizations helps the ministry to deliver safety programs and services.
Caledon Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are unified in promoting and developing a strong and vital economy throughout Canada. Together these non-profit organizations monitor both federal and provincial issues, solicit views from the business community and convey these opinions to the policymakers while remaining politically non-partisan.
The Caledon Chamber of Commerce maintains an active liaison with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Locally, we have a long and proud history of community involvement through interaction with the Town of Caledon to work closely on issues of mutual concern. Our Chamber is a major factor in promoting and enhancing the social and economic climate in which we live and work. The Chamber is proud to award two scholarships annually to our local high schools and participate in the selection of property incentive awards with the Town of Caledon.
Our members share the common belief that a strong and vibrant business community nurtures all the other benefits we enjoy in the Caledon area. The Chamber acts as a vehicle for business professionals and individuals to work in concert for the common good of business and community. Together, as a unified voice, we promote the civic, commercial and industrial progress of Caledon.
The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in Barrie, representing 1,250 businesses that employ approximately 11,500 people in the Barrie area. The Chamber provides numerous services, including business retention and attraction, programs and events, member benefits to improve members’ bottom line, solutions to members’ workforce challenges, government advocacy, and more to create and sustain a positive business climate for our community, including demonstrating a commitment to small business assistance and economic inclusion.
Brampton Board of Trade
Our Vision: The Brampton business community will be a thriving, vibrant and diverse economic force. Our Mission: The Brampton Board of Trade will proactively serve the interests of its members and the business community in Brampton through advocacy and business development.
- Provide services and programs to meet the diverse needs of the membership
- Be a leader in advocacy and on policy issues that affect Brampton businesses
- Increase awareness and profile of The Brampton Board of Trade
- Enhance strategic partnerships and alliances
- Strengthen the overall performance of The Brampton Board of Trade
Every organization has a legal responsibility to ensure that contractors working on their premises operate in a safe manner.
ContractorCheck is operated by RiskCheck Inc. – one of Canada’s leading Environmental, Health & Safety risk management companies. ContractorCheck assesses the Health & Safety policies and procedures of contractors to ensure they are meeting legislative standards and industry best practices.
Health & Safety
AMBITIONS 2020 Ensuring the protection of our employees’ health and safety is our first priority. This is the guiding principle for all employees of the Group, starting from the highest levels of responsibility.
For many years we have strived to make our industrial operations safer, to establish directives and standards that are clear for everyone, and to increase the awareness of both our employees and our contractors. It has been our credo that it is unacceptable to risk your life to perform your work. There is no limit to our ambition in this area.
The scope of our responsibility extends far beyond our employees and our sites. By 2020 we want to not merely avoid fatal accidents but also to ensure that no employees or contractors are victims of serious incidents, whether in our facilities or on the road.