The Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the provincial voice of over 75 road building contractors who build and maintain the majority of the provincial highway system and Ontario's municipal roads and bridges. ORBA members employ over 25,000 workers in Ontario. The Association also represents over 85 Associate Members who manufacture, distribute and/or supply products, equipment and services to the road building industry.
The objectives of the Association have changed little since ORBA was founded in 1927. They are:
- To develop and maintain the highest standards of construction and business methods in the road building industry;
- To promote accident prevention and worker health and safety;
- To promote the benefits of infrastructure investment by governments at all levels
- To consider forms of contract, specifications and bonds and to make representation to public and private sector officials relative thereto;
- To provide education and training for the purpose of enhancing the quality of workmanship and managerial expertise of member companies;
- To be a source of information, investigation and research pertaining to contracting and engineering methods.
- To promote cooperative liaison between members and all public departments and agencies;
- To promote better understanding and goodwill between the industry and the public;