COR® 2020

Information and resources about COR® 2020.

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Information and resources on Getting Started.

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Info and resources about Internal/External Auditing.

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This provides the COR® Certified Member List.

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IHSA COR® Podcast

The IHSA COR® Podcast is a free podcast series from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) that seeks to provide information and resources for organizations interested in achieving and maintaining COR® in Ontario. Each episode explores best practices, resources, and record keeping to complete and present successful COR® audits. Listen Now


IHSA's COR® Community

The COR® Community page is designed to celebrate companies who have achieved this certification to Ontario’s Certificate of Recognition (COR®) standard. Show other Ontario companies that you celebrate a safe and healthy workplace!

Learn more about how you can become a part of the COR® Community.


Pre-Payment for Audit Review Required

In order for COR® Audit submissions to be reviewed, IHSA requires pre-payment.

Audits submitted to IHSA for review that have not had payment processed will be held until payment is received. Once payment is received by IHSA, the audit will be processed and will enter the audit queue for review.

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Certificate or Recognition

Recently, COR® was enhanced to COR® 2020 in order to help interested workplaces qualify for financial rewards and recognition from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Learn more here.


The Certificate of Recognition (COR®) is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) of which the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is a member. It provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system.

COR® is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.

The COR® program began in Alberta more than 20 years ago. While the bulk of COR® firms are in construction, the standard is used by major business sectors in Alberta and British Columbia.

The IHSA is the 'Authority having Jurisdiction' to grant COR® in the province of Ontario. In achieving this national safety program accreditation in Ontario, IHSA is responsible to ensure that the COR® standards are upheld. With one common audit instrument utilized across Canada, the national standard is clear: Minimum 65% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.


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As the only Authority having Jurisdiction to grant COR® Certification in the province of Ontario, IHSA practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR® standards are upheld. Caution should be taken if any other organization suggests that it is qualified to provide accredited COR® training, COR® audits or COR® Certification.


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Working Together for Health & Safety Across Canadian Construction Jobsites

The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) works as an umbrella organization for member provincial and territorial construction safety associations with a shared interest in: promoting awareness of construction health and safety; improving information sharing, and; collaboratively producing workplace health and safety training standards/information resources. The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association is a member of the CFCSA and as such adheres to this purpose. For more information, visit CFCSA.