GCAO Activities

GCAO Activities

Position Papers

Education Links

Covid-19 Resources


The Ottawa Construction Association – Construction and safety related training.



The Construction Sector Council – Construction Management Courses


These courses are offered through the organization’s E-Learning Center; each course is self paced and is approximately 6 hours in length. These courses have been created for Estimators, Superintendents and Project Managers who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients and consultants.

The Construction Sector Council – Construction Management Courses

Canadian Construction Association – Gold Seal related courses



The CCA Gold Seal Certification Program is a national certification program for Construction Project Managers, Superintendents, Estimators and Owners’ Project Managers. Certification is based on the candidate’s education, experience and their ability to satisfy the rigorous standards of the program.

Many of the courses outlined in this education bulletin are Gold Seal Accredited.

Canadian Construction Association

Algonquin College – Continuing Education Construction Courses


Algonquin College

The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association – Safety related courses


Infrastructure Health & Saftey Association

The Canadian Green Building Council – LEED related courses


The Canadian Green Building Council

The Canadian Design Build Institute – Design Build related conferences & courses


The Canadian Design Build Institute

Project Management Institute – PMP related training




Standard Practices

Standard Practice Commitees

The GCAO meets regularly with the larger buyers of construction services in the Greater Ottawa Area to maintain industry dialogue and address concerns raised by our members in an open an collaborative forum.

  • City of Ottawa
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
  • National Capital Commission (NCC)
  • Defence Construction Canada (DCC)
  • Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS)
  • Ottawa Community Housing (OCH)
  • FrancoACHATS (French School Boards)
  • Ottawa Carleton School Board
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board

Please contact us if you would like us to meet with another project procurement group including consultants groups to discuss any tendering issues.