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By now, all members of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada should have received their pre-populated MSCC Certified Contractor application forms. We are asking all MSCC members to please send in your completed applications as soon as possible. We are meeting with the Building Owners & Managers Association of Canada soon and would like to be able to demonstrate our organization’s commitment to working together with a strong list of certified contractors. Sample documentation on most of the application criteria are available at www.servicecontractor.ca.

If you have not received your application please contact Daryl Sharkey at daryl@mcac.ca or 613-232-0492.

Set yourself apart from the competition with your MSCC Certified Contractor designation!

MCA Canada continues to add new members from all across the country. Please join us in welcoming the following new member companies to our family.

Lance’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Aberdeen, SK
Contact: Lance Berge

S.K. Valley Services Plumbing & Heating
Nipawin, SK
Contact: Kim Kozak

Dark Horse Mechanical Ltd.
Saskatoon, SK
Contact: Carl Katzenberger

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical (North) Ltd.
Fort McMurray, AB
Contact: Harold Knutsen

KEM Khider Electromechanical
Mississauga, ON
Contact: W. Yousif

Member Update

The MCAC Member Multimedia Information Program delivers timely and valuable information to our entire membership via email (Just The Fax), the internet (www.mcac.ca) and direct mail. The program’s goal is to provide every MCA member with regular information on upcoming events, programs and projects. In addition, each communication will feature one of our Membership Advantage Programs, which can save you thousands of dollars each year.

This month's program is brought to you thanks to the generosity of our featured associate member, Taco Comfort Solutions.

CEC Project Management – The CEC proudly presents its exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. It takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions in March and April. This will mark the 39th session offered with more than 800 industry managers graduating from the program.

CEC Annual Golf Tournament – Save July 12 for this year’s annual CEC fundraising golf tournament, to be held at the picturesque Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, ON. We look forward to seeing you there!

CEC Education Program Catalogue – This month’s package includes the 2017 edition of MCA Canada’s Information Guide and Membership Directory. The guide is an all-in-one magazine distributed to members and key industry stakeholders to provide a comprehensive list of MCAC programs and services. MCA Canada hopes you will use this valuable resource to assist in managing your businesses.

Membership Advantage Program: Aon Home & Auto Insurance – Aon Risk Solutions has been a long-standing partner of MCA Canada on the commercial and bonding side of the insurance business. We have expanded that partnership to include group purchasing power for personal home and auto insurance. Members can save up to 20 percent off home and 13 percent off auto rates based on Aon’s already low rates. (Please note that due to provincial auto legislation, the auto insurance program is not available in BC, SK and MB).

For more information, visit www.mcac.ca, call 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca.

This month's program brought to you by TACO Comfort Solutions – Taco offers all the exceptional products and systems, backed by advances software programs and technical expertise that engineers, mechanical firms and building owners are looking for. www.tacocomfortsolutions.com

We need your help to push your Member of Parliament to support this initiative!

By following the easy steps at this website, you can have your voice heard.
English - http://www.pushpolitics.ca/clients/ntcccparl
French - http://www.pushpolitics.ca/clients/ntcccparl/index-fr.html

Please share these links with your staff, suppliers, friends and family!

Our last campaign was focused on Senators and was highly effective. We now need to focus on the elected officials, Members of Parliament, to let them know that passing prompt payment legislation is the right thing to do!

Contact your MP today!

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
Industry News

The federal government has announced unprecedented investment to renew Canada’s aging public infrastructure. However, there have been delays in rolling out the funds to get the much-needed projects off the ground and the deadline for Phase I is approaching fast. The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has expressed concerns regarding the March 18, 2017 deadline to several government ministers and is advocating for extension.

https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/federal-infrastructure-funding-delays/?platform=hootsuite

On February 13, MCA Canada met with the assistant deputy minister and senior representatives from Public Services and Procurement Canada regarding the federal government's new "procurement modernization initiative." The purpose of the meeting was to share developments and provide feedback on ways to improve the government's buying processes and make it easier for companies to do business with the federal government. The procurement modernization integration team is looking for your input, as industry practitioners, on the procurement process. Specifically, they would like to know, from your perspective, how they can make the bidding process faster and easier. Please send your comments to daryl@mcac.ca for submission to the integration team.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Taco (Canada) Ltd.

World Plumbing Day represents an opportunity to commemorate accomplishments, raise global awareness and look to the future of this critical, wide-ranging and progressive industry. To honour the day, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) are encouraging Canadian trade associations, plumbing organizations, wholesaler distributors, manufacturers, plumbing engineering firms, schools and individuals to celebrate the important role played by Canada’s plumbing industry.

Learn more at www.mcac.ca and check out a great infographic about Canada's relationship with water that was created by CIPH.

Researchers at George Brown College are looking for new ways to help promote skilled trades careers to young people. Their Job Talks national survey is expected to provide a new understanding of the traits and career aspirations of tradespeople, which will be translated into resources that allow youth to see themselves in the job market.

Are you a certified journeyperson? Complete the survey to receive a $10 Tim Horton's gift card.

Under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) provinces and territories receive an allocation, prioritize eligible projects and submit them for federal funding. Projects are required to be completed by March 31, 2018 (March 31, 2019 in the territories) unless an extension is granted by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Extensions can be granted up to March 31, 2019. Read more about CWWF extensions or read more about PTIF extensions.

As part of its national efforts to educate and improve the Canadian building industry through the introduction of lean principles, the Lean Construction Institute of Canada has announced the framework for a new Canadian lean construction certification program.

A Senate committee warns that the Liberal government could end up wasting billions in new infrastructure money unless it develops a detailed strategy to dole out the cash in the coming years.

BuildForce will host its second annual National Construction and Maintenance Industry Strategy Summit on October 5. Click through for event and registration information.

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Events

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Book it in your calendar today! That's the date for this year's annual 2017 CEC Golf Tournament. This year it will be held at a new location, the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, ON. This is a fun and important fundraiser for the Education Council, so please add this event to your calendar. Registration and sponsorship will be available shortly.

The Canadian Design-Build Institute’s tutorial and conference take place October 11 – 13 in Calgary. We’ve negotiated great rates with Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, Air Canada and WestJet.

http://www.cdbi.org/conference/travel-and-hotel/

Interested in lean? Sign up for Lean Construction Institute of Canada’s training day in Toronto on May 3 to learn the basics or deepen your knowledge with the 20 informative sessions at the LCI-C conference May 4–5.

http://www.lcicanada.ca/events/

Important Dates
  • March 59: MCA of America Convention, San Diego, California
  • March 9: MCA Saskatchewan 72nd AGM, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 1011: MCA Saskatchewan 45th Bonspiel, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day, worldwide
  • March 1923: CCA National Conference, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • March 24: National Stakeholders Red Seal, Ottawa, ON
  • April 910: MCA Canada Mid-year Meetings, Ottawa, ON
  • April 11: MCAC and CIPH Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • April 20: MCA Hamilton AGM & Trade Show, Hamilton, ON
  • April 20: MCA Alberta AGM, Edmonton, AB
  • April 21: CANS De-Icer, Halifax, NS
  • April 26: MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
  • April 2627: MCEE Tradeshow, Montréal, QC
  • May 57: MCA British Columbia/Alberta Conference, Victoria, BC
  • May 1119: MCA of Ontario AGM, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 25: CANS Golf Tournament, Halifax, NS
  • May 2628: CCA Meetings, St. John’s, NL
  • June 6: MCA Canada Western Regional Meetings, Saskatoon, SK
  • June 15: MCA Sask/Ron Young Memorial Golf, Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, SK 
  • June 22: MCA Sask/ASHRAE Golf Tournament, Deer Valley Golf Club, SK
  • June 23: MCA Eastern Regional Meeting, St. John’s, NL
  • June 2527: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, ON
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Location TBA
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet, Halifax, NS
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 2–4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, ON
  • October 1518: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 69: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

We still need your help! Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing the needless tragedy of preventable blindness. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. MCA Canada's members, offices and staff have made significant contributions to help in this worthwhile cause but we still have a long way to go.

 

 

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