About Us

The Council of Construction Associations (COCA) represents all major construction associations in British Columbia and acts on behalf of the construction industry in all WorkSafeBC matters. Our industry contributes about $240 million in assessments to WorkSafeBC – about 20% of WorkSafeBC assessment revenue.

The average assessment rate for the Construction Industry is about half of what it was 20 years ago, when COCA began.

COCA represents the interests of the construction Industry in its dealings with the WorkSafeBC. By presenting a unified voice, COCA is able to actively promote issues that are important to the industry as a whole.  The primary role of COCA is focused in three main areas:

  • Developing consensus on construction policy positions,
  • Addressing legislative, regulatory, policy and practice issues within the workers’ compensation system in BC, and
  • Assisting individual employers, contractors and associations with their WorkSafeBC concerns.

Through our activities, COCA acts as a valuable channel between the construction industry and WorkSafeBC, ensuring that the needs of the industry are addressed effectively.

COCA’s membership is comprised of construction and trade associations operating in BC.  Funding associations participate on the Council to ensure that COCA remains safety focussed, self directed and responsive to the changing needs of industry.   Committee members are drawn from member/partner associations to govern COCA activities. The BC Construction Association is a majority funder and co-founder which provides administrative support and acts in capacity of secretariat.

The COCA Board thanks all of its member associations for their ongoing support.