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Members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada are hereby notified of the:

2020 MCAC Annual General Meeting
12–1:30 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
To be held online

Members can register online.

Members will be authenticated and receive an access link and password to attend.

Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect-Canada, has over 20 years of leadership experience in the industry. He is an active speaker at industry events providing insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry, trends and current events impacting the industry as well as how the digital space and technology are transforming and changing the way we work in construction.

At our virtual annual general meeting on Dec. 9, Mark will provide a look ahead to 2021 and provide discussion on some of what the industry can expect in the coming year.

Watch for more information on our meeting in the weeks ahead, and plan to join us for our first-ever virtual AGM.

Member Update

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, MCAA has postponed its 2020 Fabrication Conference to 2021. In lieu of an in-person conference in 2020, the MCAA Fabrication Committee is working to provide MCAA members with a virtual sneak peek inside some of the most innovative fabrication facilities. On Dec. 10, join Modern Piping’s fabrication shop manager, MCAA director of innovative technologies Sean McGuire, and MSUITE’s CEO Britton Langdon, for a look at Modern Piping's processes, tools and techniques in fabrication.

Registration is free for MCA Canada members.

Join us on Dec. 9 and Feb. 3 for a special two-part webinar series on Pathways to Success, presented by MCAC and CIPH. In our first session, our industry panel of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors will share their insights about how to attract and retain top talent.

A new group of panelists speaks in the second session about personal branding, networking and advocacy.

Learn more about each session and register at

Each week in Just the Fax, we will profile one of the recipients of our 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. This week’s recipient is Mina Ariana.

Mina received scholarships from sponsors WiMC/MCA Hamilton Niagara, Uponor and the MCAC Associates. She is a student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is doing her Masters of Engineering in Building Science.

"One of the challenges I face every day (and for as long as I can remember) is the minor representation of women both in engineering and in the construction industry and the types of expectations/stereotypes that come with being a woman," she says. “I believe that through improving myself and by climbing the ladder of knowledge, experiences and respect, I can do my part for a future of equality among all genders in engineering and construction.”

Mina works as an estimator at MCAC member company Davidson Bros. Mechanical.

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