Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.


February 21, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., February 21, 2014  — The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) acknowledges yesterday’s comprehensive government response to the Report on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act  and stands ready to help implement key recommendations.
Tabled by the Honourable David Orazietti, Minister of Natural Resources (MNR) in the Ontario Legislature yesterday afternoon, the Comprehensive Government Response to Standing Committee on General Government’s Report on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) offers the provincial government’s initial reaction and next steps on the 38 recommendations made by the standing committee last October.
“The response recognizes that we’re a highly-regulated industry that works hard day-in and day-out to be good stewards of the land and good neighbours in the communities in which we operate,” said OSSGA CEO Moreen Miller.
However, Miller also notes that is has been almost two years since the standing committee began its review and Ontario’s transportation, transit and housing infrastructure needs remain unabated.
“That’s why we’re keen to see the recommendations come to fruition as they balance complex land-use planning issues with the mineral aggregate policies of the Provincial Policy Statement,” said Miller. “Towards that end, OSSGA and the Minister of Natural Resources’ office have been working positively together and look forward to continuing to do so.”
The Standing Committee on General Government commenced its review of the ARA in March 2012, held public hearings across the province and toured a number of operating and rehabilitated aggregate sites. The all-party Committee’s report was tabled in the Ontario Legislature on October 30, 2013.
The last major revisions to the ARA were made in 1997.
About the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is a non-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel, and crushed stone producers and suppliers of valuable industry products and services. Collectively, our members supply 75% of the approximately 152 million tonnes of aggregate consumed annually in the province to build and maintain Ontario’s infrastructure needs. OSSGA works in partnership with government and the public to promote a safe and competitive aggregate industry contributing to the creation of strong communities in the province.
Importance of stone, sand & gravel
Stone, sand and gravel help create and sustain the high standard of living we enjoy in Ontario. Our highways, transit, homes, schools and communities are all built with stone products extracted from Ontario’s pits and quarries.
Dan Muys, Director of Communications & Marketing
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Office: (905) 507-0711 ext. 8
Cell: (647) 533-1864