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Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Membership of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada

Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM (Atlantic)
Location: Marriott Habourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS
Meeting Chair: MCAC President, Wayne Davidson – Davidson Bros Mechanical Contractors Ltd.

The Meeting will be held for the following purposes:

1. to receive and consider the consolidated financial statements of MCA Canada for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021,
2. to appoint the auditors for the ensuing year,
3. to conduct elections for the Board of Directors,
4. the approval of the action of the Board during the preceding year.

The Agenda will be available on the MCAC website in the Members’ Area and during the Annual General Meeting.

Submit other business by September 22

To facilitate scheduling of this agenda and to allow sufficient time for matters which members wish to raise under Other Business to be discussed, please submit in writing to the MCAC any items you would like to raise, no later than 5:00 pm on September 22.

If you have any questions please contact MCA Canada’s CEO, Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to be holding its 81st Annual National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 28 - October 1, 2022!

Join MCAC in the beautiful maritime city of Halifax as we RECONNECT in 22! We have a great program of networking, education, and social events planned, and we can't wait to RECONNECT with members from coast-to-coast-to-coast!

Registration information and program details are available at

Contact MCA Canada Staff if you are interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor.

Wolseley Canada Inc

On the occasion of the MCA Ontario AGM, MCAC CEO Tania Johnston had the honour of presenting MCA Canada’s year-end report to all attending members. The AGM was held at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa on August 18.

During her address, Johnston thanked Executive and Board Members Dave Holek, Charlie Webb, Joe Givens, Serge Robert, Eric Niemi, and Frank Turano for their time and input into committee meetings, advocacy work, and day to day support of the mechanical contracting industry.

On August 16, current Secretary and Treasurer of MCAC David Holek was celebrated for his two-year term as President and Chair of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada. Dave’s tenure as Chair was certainly unique and was re-elected for a second term in December of 2020 to continue in the role for an additional year. However, even with a second term, Dave’s first in-person speech didn’t come until September 2021 at our annual golf tournament.

Dave is often fond of saying, "every day is an adventure.” So, it seems only fitting that his tenure as Chair can be described as an adventurous one. His dedication to this industry is so valuable, as well as his understanding of the various challenges being faced at the local, provincial, and national level.

On behalf of MCA Canada, the Board, and members across Canada, thank you for your commitment to MCAC, and all our best in your many more adventures to come!

MCAC celebrates individuals and firms who have contributed greatly to the success of the Association and the mechanical contracting sector of the Canadian construction industry. Awards are generally given out at the MCAC Annual National Conference.

To submit a nomination for any of our national awards, please fill out the form by clicking here. Awards can be submitted throughout the year.

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for the 2022 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series to August 27.
This year, our association and our valued partners will award over $25,000 in scholarships to students studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields. Did you also know that we have scholarships open to a wide range of students and apprentices, including women and Indigenous people?
There's never been a better time than now to share this great news — and this great program — with your colleagues and employees.
MCA Canada would like to recognize all the Associate Members as supporters of the scholarship series. What a great way to support new apprentices and students entering the mechanical industry!
Learn more about our annual program at
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Bradford White Canada Inc.®
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Canadian Design and Construction Inc. (CDC) is Ontario’s foremost versatile specialist contractor servicing condominium, rental housing and high-rise commercial buildings. CDC is known for 24/7 plumbing services, mechanical retrofit, common area refurbishment, parking garage restoration and fan coil unit retrofit.

As a first-generation Canadian company, CDC is building a reputation by creating jobs for five different trades skills and focusing on efficient communication styles for customers.


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Canadians agree that the country needs more skilled trade workers, yet the majority would never pursue a skilled trade for themselves. According to a recent 3M Canada State of Science Index survey, 76 per cent of respondents said they wouldn’t want to pursue the skilled trades as a career.

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Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of CIPH, has been presented with the Joseph K. Seidner Award. Suppa was recognized during the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing meeting on August 16.

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The MCA Canada Jobsite Journal is a daily log to help track projects, including:
•   site conditions,
•   weather conditions,
•   productivity/time loss and reasons,
•   area/work in progress,
•   subtrade reports,
•   daily report reminders,
•   and more.
Daily and Weekly Reports track work site conditions, progress and delays which prevent costly claims. The Daily Reports record work site conditions and progress, while the Weekly Reports detail delays and provide space to give a more specific explanation of that week's progress.
For MCA Canada members, this valuable tool is available for only $11.50.

The Canadian Hydronics Conference provides a unique opportunity for hydronics industry professionals to connect in person and have one-on-one conversations with peers and share knowledge and business building ideas.
Hydronics professionals are expected to gather at the conference for a special two-day conference and trade show. This will be two full days of learning opportunities plus increased chances to form industry connections!
The Canadian Hydronics Conference includes 20 educational sessions on topics such as:
•   Electrification and Net-Zero
•   Snow Melt Systems
•   Smart Technologies in Hydronics
•   Air to Water Heat Pumps
•   And more!

With speakers such as Robert Bear, Mike Miller and Gord Cooke, this cannot miss educational event also includes a hydronics-exclusive trade show where you can see the latest products and technologies from some of North America’s top manufacturers.
Register now for only $299. Registration includes access to educational sessions, the trade show, and breakfasts and lunches on both days.
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Are labour estimates taking too long and reducing your productivity and profitability? You can increase your profitability by utilizing a streamlined, systematic approach for labour estimating.
MCA Canada members will have access to the MCAA WebLEM, which streamlines labour estimating by allowing your estimators to access labour estimates that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for mechanical contractors everywhere!
You can quickly search and retrieve data with our search engine, which will look for any text that is found across the entire database and provide links to relevant information.
Download any labour table as soon as data is exported into Microsoft Excel or CSV.
Up-to-date labour units are available on our website on the latest products and joining methods. When items are new or changed, they will be highlighted in yellow over the next 12 months.
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