ODCA In the Community

We are interested in participating in projects that will benefit our community. This can be done through our membership by volunteering time, material or contribution to an approved project by the ODCA.

Assisting our community through “special community projects” brings awareness of our association and its members.

The ODCA is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to one graduating Orillia high school student, from each Orillia high school, who is enrolled or enrolling in a full time post secondary trade program or professional program related to the construction industry. Please visit our Scholarship page to find out more details on how you can apply.

Below you will find some of the past year’s Community Projects that the ODCA has been involved in. 

Kick-Off Fire Prevention Week with the Orillia Fire Department and Home Depot – 2018 Community Project –

 Thank you to our members & Board of Directors that came out to support this year’s ODCA Community Project. The two burn units were constructed by R&F Construction and members of the ODCA. The purpose of this event was to show the community how to prevent fires before they happen, testing early warning devices and preparing a quick exit plan. This kick-off event to Fire Prevention Week at Home Depot included live demonstrations such as a real structure fire, a home sprinkler demonstration and fire extinguisher lessons.

Please click the following link to access more information regarding this event: https://www.orilliamatters.com/local-news/fire-prevention-week-will-kick-off-saturday-at-home-depot-1061152

2017 Coldwater Canadian Heritage Museum

Thank you to our membership that came out to support this year’s Community Project.   The purpose of this project was to close in an existing shelter in order to protect the Museums growing collection of vintage farm implements.

2016 Camp Couchiching Fence Project

Thank you to our member’s & board of Director’s that came out to support this year’s ODCA Community Project. The fence was completed after two hot summer days of hard work and safe construction efforts by all. A Special Note to the volunteers (friends & family) for participating in the project and volunteering your days to help such a great camp in our community!

See the following link for the News article written on this great community project:


2014 Orillia Winter Carnival

Thank you to our members that came out to support this year’s winter carnival event. Special note to Marc Calverley from R& F Construction for participating in the polar bear dip. He managed to raise $475.00 for this charity event. Well done Marc.

2011 Golf Tournament Proceeds

Michelle Weber (ODDCA President) presented Marilyn de Lang of The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area with a donation of $875 from the proceeds of raffle tickets sales at the ODCA’s 2011 Golf tournament

2010 ODCA Dragon Boat Festival Team

A cheque in the amount of $2,145 raised by pledges from the 2010 ODCA Dragon Boat Festival team “Hammered & Screwed” was donated to the Orillia Youth Centre. 100% of the contribution will be geared towards youth activities and programming.

2009 Habitat for Humanity

The ODCA Sponsored this group of students from O.D.C.V.I as the Global Village Project who worked alongside Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Siguatepeque, Honduras in March 2009.