Industry News


Diamond Schmitt among Canada’s top employers

Diamond Schmitt Architects is among Canada's top employers for 2019, recognized for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policy.
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Bill 47 aims to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which aims to modernize the province's apprenticeship system.

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.

Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Sodexo Canada honoured for dedication to diversity

Sodexo Canada has been named WEConnect International’s 2018 Corporation of the Year in Canada for its focus on diversity, inclusion and gender equality.

ISSA Innovation Award winners announced

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recognized the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services at its annual show in Dallas.

Construction of $22 million college campus in Toronto begins

Construction of Collège Boréal’s $22-million future campus in Toronto's Distillery District is underway. Development of the project kicked off on Oct. 29, 2018.

ISSA Hygieia Network announces award winners and new program

The ISSA Hygieia Network Awards recognize individuals and companies across the world who champion gender diversity in the cleaning industry.

Ontario Government introduces Bill 47 to repeal most of Bill 148

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 – Bill 47. The legislation would repeal significant amendments made in the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act – Bill 148 – passed by the previous Liberal government.

WorkSafeBC launches impairment awareness

With recreational cannabis use legal, WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign about workplace impairment for both employers and employees.

IPI renamed International Parking & Mobility Institute

The International Parking Institute (IPI), the world’s largest association of parking professionals, has changed its name to the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI).

Ontario gets new MSD prevention guideline

Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.

Survey reveals workers’ attitudes towards cannabis in the workplace

Inching ever closer to legalization day, Colliers International reports 30 per cent of office workers responding to a recent survey endorse fairly lenient restrictions on cannabis use in the

Construction of $1.2 billion Toronto hospital begins

Construction of West Park HealthCare Centre’s $1.2 billion hospital is underway. Development on the project kicked off on Oct. 11, 2018.

Four trends impacting the cleaning products industry in the U.S.

The U.S. cleaning products industry supports 64,000 jobs and has a direct impact of more than $59 billion on the economy, according to a report from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

IEHA launches new sustainability certification

IEHA, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announced the launch of its new Sustainability Professional (SP) credential.
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Outland-Carillion rebrands as Dexterra

Outland-Carillion Services, a Canadian facilities management provider reveals its new, permanent company name, Dexterra.