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On October 4, 2006, six well-established Ontario associations involved with Ontario's infrastructure got together to form a united association to speak for sustainable infrastructure. The founding associations were: Municipal Engineers Association (MEA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO). Since that time Municipal Finance Officers' Association (MFOA) has joined OCSI to expand our representation to include municipal finance officers.

OCSI continues to seek new member associations to join with us in promoting Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure.

Ontario Coalition Sustainable Infrastructure

Mission Statement

The Mission of the OCSI is the promotion of "Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure".

The goals of the organization are:
  • To provide professional advice relating to public infrastructure in Ontario, and promote reasonable, workable legislation relating to that subject.
  • To facilitate the sharing of information among member organizations and coordinate their approaches to common issues.
  • To be an authoritative, consolidated professional voice on infrastructure matters in Ontario;
  • To be a resource partner that government can count on for sound proactive advice
  • To promote sustainable funding.

The OCSI consists of:

Municipal Engineers Association (MEA)

Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA)

Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA)

Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)

Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)


OCSI News And Events


Posted on: Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

OCSI is pleased to release the Outcome Statement from the 3rd annual InfraForum held earlier this year on May 26, 2016 in Toronto.

Industry leaders from 19 organizations within Ontario's municipal and public works sectors and their partners in the private sector met to discuss the role that infrastructure plays in supporting the economic development critical to Ontario's continued success.

"The InfraForum allowed an exchange of viewpoints from a wide range of stakeholders on how infrastructure investments can best be utilized to promote economic growth and benefit the citizens of Ontario," said Carl Bodimeade, Chair OCSI. "Other benefits which could be realized include greater resiliency to climate change, better accommodation of future population patterns and demographics, and increased innovation. For these to occur, inclusive, multi-stakeholder forums such as this are essential."


The courageous conversations generated six main messages based on the provocateurs' challenge questions and issues raised by delegates. The outcome addresses how to leverage infrastructure investments for growth in Ontario and secure the future. (Click on link, below, to view the Outcome Statement.)



Posted on: Fri, May 27th, 2016

OCSI hosted the 3rd annual Infrastructure Forum in Toronto on the timely topic of leveraging infrastructure investments for economic growth in Ontario.  Session kicked off with a panel on "Big Things Happening in Ontario" in stormater, water and soil, followed by group discussions on the topical questions posed by the panelists.  Provocateurs included MP Adam Vaughan, Allan O'Dette (Ontario Chamber of Commerce) and Mike P. Moffatt (Chief Economist Mowat Centre) who provided key information and perspective to fuel the courageous converations throughout the day.  The results of the session will be published in an Outcome Statement. Link for the InfraForum slides, below.




Posted on: Fri, Nov 20th, 2015

Plan to join us for the 3rd annual Infrastructure Forum.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - TORONTO

Leveraging infrastructure investments
for economic growth in Ontario

Event information and Tickets.

Check out the Top Five Reasons You Should Attend the InfraForum


STORMWATER - Christine Zimmer
(Credit Valley Conservation)

WATER - Krystyn Tully (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)

SOIL - J.P. Marini (Terra Nova Environmental Services Inc.)


Mike P. Moffatt
Chief Economist, Mowat Centre

Mike P. Moffatt is one of Canada's most dynamic young thinkers. He is the Chief Economist of the Mowat Centre, an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) group at the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Research Fellow at the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management in addition to being a regular contributor to Canadian Business and Macleans.

Allan O'Dette
President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Allan O'Dette is the President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the voice of 60,000 businesses from across Ontario which collectively employ over two million people and produce nearly 17 percent of Ontario's GDP. Prior to joining the OCC, Allan was an entrepreneur and a senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry with over 25 years of experience. 

Adam Vaughan, MP (Spadina – Fort York)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs)

Adam Vaughan was elected twice to Toronto City Council before voters sent him to Ottawa to represent urban issues in Parliament. As an activist and as a journalist, Adam has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto. On City Council he played a major role in reforming the planning process in the city. He led successful campaigns to rebuild and revitalize existing public housing stock while initiating new policies to create family housing, supportive housing and new co-op housing programs in Toronto. Before entering politics, Adam was a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, specializing in municipal affairs for both the CBC and Citytv. He covered all three levels of government and has written about urban issues too.

Past News Archive

Municipal buildings,infrastructure management and capital funding
Ontario Coalition Sustainable Infrastructure


OCSI is an issue based, umbrella type organization comprising of representatives from each of the Member Associations. Management is carried out by the Executive Committee, comprising the Chair, the Vice Chairs (one representative from each Member Association) and the Executive Director.

Chair: Carl Bodimeade
Executive Director: Darla Campbell

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