About the OGCA

The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) offers over six decades of experience and expertise dealing with contracts, architects, engineers and owners. Members have access to resources including up-to-date rule and regulation changes; the latest developments in industry; tools and training for safer job sites; a proven Early Dispute Resolution Program; and a province-wide network of contractors and suppliers that share a commitment to deliver construction excellence.


Since July 1, 2013 Benefit Partners has been the Group Benefit Agent for Schiedel Construction Incorporated. We first met Daniel Millar of Benefit Partners at the Ontario General Contractors Association symposium in April of 2013. We were immediately impressed by his easy-going personality and his understanding and knowledge of the challenges that face mid-size companies when it comes to group benefit rates.

It was at this meeting that Dan offered us a solution to the rising costs of our group benefit plan. He introduced us to the Big Company Advantage, where we could partner with other members of the Ontario General Contractors Association and enjoy the lower group benefit rates that large companies had been receiving for years. After one meeting, it was an easy decision to move our business to Benefit Partners.

Since that date we have enjoyed everything that was promised to us and more! We not only received reduced rates, but we also received a dedicated customer service team that is second to none in their knowledge, professionalism and dedication to us.

The customer service rep for our account is Lori Elliott. No matter what the request or question she always replies with her friendly can-do attitude that is so refreshing in the age of automated call centres. The personal touch offered by all the staff at Benefit Partners is something that you cannot put a price on, but means so much to us as the customer. I also feel like I am part of the “Benefit Partners Family” when I contact them with my questions and concerns.

In closing, all I can say is that they deliver everything they promise and MORE! Service, Service, Service! We look forward to many more years with Benefit Partners.

Annette Williamson - Controller