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Waves of Discovery – Join us for our 76th National Conference, November 6 to 9 at the wonderful Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii. The Sheraton Maui is located on 23 oceanfront acres on legendary Ka’anapali Beach. This year’s conference will feature exceptional educational content, amazing featured speakers and spectacular social events. A couple of new additions are general sessions for all delegates with interesting guest speakers and a new reception and tradeshow. We look forward to seeing you. Register early to save money. Aloha!

Hotel rooms are going fast, so book your room today. Just imagine yourself in Hawaii waking up in one of the 500 rooms and looking out the window at paradise. Have your meals in one of the four onsite restaurants, drinks at one of three bars/lounges or stay cool in one of the two poolside bars. Be sure to reserve your room with the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for the preferred conference rate of $239/night. This special rate is available to conference attendees only and reservations can be made from the MCAC website.

Time is running out to sponsor MCA Canada's 76th Annual National Conference. Already, many of your fellow members have come forward with their support of this event. If your firm would like to also sponsor the event, don't delay. Sponsorship opportunities are running out. Learn more in the ‘Events’ section of our website.

MCA Canada invites our associate members to once again participate in our New Product Showcase & Happy Hour. This three-evening event allows suppliers to introduce their latest products and services to the conference delegates. In an effort to expand the interaction with the contractor members, MCA Canada, in consultation with your Associates Council, will host a one-hour showcase on each of November 6, 7 and 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to our major social events. To find out more and to register your company, download the registration form.

Member Update

Interested in broader insurance coverage? Substantial discounts on insurance premiums? Real potential to receive dividends? Look no further than MCA Canada's Group Insurance Captive Initiative. What is an insurance captive? It's similar to an insurance company, but owned by an organization to insure its own risk.

Attention MCA Toronto members!

The information session on MCA Canada's Insurance Captive Initiative that was previously scheduled for September 13 has been re-scheduled to October 12. View the new details below.

MCA Toronto - October 12, 8:30am
MCA Toronto Office: 595 Cityview Blvd, Unit 7, Vaughan, ON
RSVP: Tel: 416-491-9004

Early bird registration for the Construction Education Council's accliamed Estimating Conference has been extended by one week: to September 15. Don't delay. Register now to avoid disappointment.


Several construction associations are coming together to bring ethics to the boardroom from the classroom.

U.S. President Donald Trump has recently indicated he may "blow up" NAFTA, though Canadian and Mexican leaders are playing down his threat. At the industry level, construction leaders see room for improvement and cause for concern.

Canada's construction industry may soon have a better idea of how attractive it is to the increasingly globalized building sector as one of its biggest catches sits on the auction block awaiting bidders.

Statistics Canada is launching its first ever catalogue on the state of Canada's infrastructure. Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey (CCPI) will, according to the Statistics Canada website, "collect statistical information on the inventory, condition, performance and asset management strategies of core public infrastructure assets owned or leased by various levels of the Canadian government or by indigenous entities."

Associates Corner

Representing companies and brands that have over 100 years of experience in the Canadian marketplace, Masco Canada brings relevant, smart solutions for plumbing-related goods to their consumers and business partners. Responsible for manufacturing, product management, product development, sales and marketing, they meet the needs of our uniquely Canadian marketplace. To find out more, visit


490 BC: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
1609: Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River.
1621: Samuel de Champlain issues the first ordinances in New France, Québec.
1672: Count Frontenac named Governor of Canada for the first time.
1683: At the Battle of Vienna, several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1812: British fleet starts bombarding Fort McHenry, the last American defense before Baltimore. Lawyer Francis Scott Key approached the British attackers seeking the release of a friend who was being held. Key himself was detained overnight and witnessed the bombardment of the Fort from a British ship. As the sun rose, Key was amazed to see the American flag still flying over the battered fort. This experience inspired Key to write the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner and adapt them to the tune of a well-known British drinking song. The Star-Spangled Banner was officially recognized as the U.S. national anthem in 1931.
1918: Government sets up Department of Public Instruction to give the public war information.
1919: Parliament ratifies Canada's signing of the Treaty of Versailles, ending World War 1.
1929: First legal forward pass in Canadian football is completed.
1933: Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1944: At Chateau Frontenac, Mackenzie King hosts Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The men agree to occupational zones in defeated Germany.
1953: U.S. Senator and future President John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.
1957: Canada and US form North American Air Defence Command (NORAD).
1992: NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission.
2011: The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public.


The 2017 CIPHEX Roadshow starts its journey this month. Canada's travelling trade show for plumbing, hydronics, HVAC, water treatment, tools and equipment begins in St. John's, Newfoundland on September 21. The trade show then moves to Edmonton, Alberta on October 17 and ends in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 19.

Important Dates
  • September 14: Modern Hydronics Summit 2017, Mississauga, ON
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 27-29: Women in HVACR 14th Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29-October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 2-4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, ON
  • October 11-13: CEC Estimating Conference, Halifax, NS
  • October 15-18: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 6-9: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
Membership Advantage Program

Members enjoy significant discounts on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge trucks, SUVs, minivans and passenger vehicles through Chrysler Canada’s large-account fleet discount program. Save thousands! Simply talk with your local dealership to determine the vehicles you require, then contact the MCA Canada office to access your Fleet Account Number and receive a letter confirming your membership in the association. For more details, contact the MCA Canada office or visit

MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

As you know, Operation Eyesight is MCA Canada's Charity of Choice. The organization does important work across the developing world to provide people in need with the basics of life: access to clean water and sanitation. Their work has improved, and even saved, the lives of countless people in these regions. MCA Canada is always accepting donations to this important cause from its members, but did you know that you can donate more than just cash? Here are five more ways you can show your support:




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