TORONTO—Skills Ontario has received a donation of $35,373 from a large majority of members representing Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO).
PPO, an organization that helped establish prompt payment for construction trade contractors in the province, met its objective, wrapped up operations and decided to disperse the remaining funds to three charities including Skills Ontario.
PPO was incorporated in 2014 as a coalition of construction employer associations, suppliers, labour unions and health and welfare organizations. It achieved its goal in December 2017 when the former Construction Lien Act was replaced with a new Construction Act which incorporated legislation requiring “prompt payment” for construction work.
“Ontario’s construction sector continues to promote Skills Ontario, and we are thrilled and honoured to have this support,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a statement. “Trade contractors are always giving back to their communities, and this generous donation is yet another testament to the fact that they are proactive in supporting their current and future skilled workforce. We are so humbled to have been recognized at this level, and we congratulate PPO and its representatives for reaching their objective, and we thank them for their contribution.”