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January 27, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update
December 10, 2013 - As a founding member of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canda (NTCCC), MCA Canada was part of a group of key senior trade professionals and association executives for a day on Parliament Hill to discuss the critical issue of Prompt Payment. The delegates met with over 30 Member of Parliament (MP) and Senators—including two prominent Cabinet Ministers—during sit-down meetings. The NTCCC also hosted a Parliamentary Reception that same evening ...

MCA Canada is a vibrant and diverse national association with its foundation reaching back to 1895. Please join us in welcoming our newest Direct At Large Member to Canada's finest national trade association.

Division 15 Plumbing & Mechanical Ltd.
5273 Country Road
New Lowell, ON  L0M 1N0 
Tel: 705-424-0203
Fax: 705-423-9461
Email: christine@division15.ca  
website: www.division15plumbing.com


The Ontario caucus of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (of which MCA Canada is a
founding member), together with other industry organizations in Ontario, has developed a petition, the results of which will be forwarded on to the Ontario legislature. If you are a contractor from Ontario, please take just a minute to complete the following petition and submit it by clicking the green "sign" button. If you are a contractor outside of Ontario, you can complete the petition and submit it as well. This will illustrate that the support is Canada wide! The more signatures the better!


Industry News
The Canada BIM Council is excited to announce the NEW addition of an Exclusive Tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Come see first hand what went into this $351million building. Limited availability with a maximum of two (2) possible tours on Feb 5th (prior to the Regional Session). To take the tour you must be registered for the Canada BIM Council Regional Session - Register Now. Tour is included with the cost of Registration for the Regional Session Registration.
Ottawa Bends to Provinces in New Push to Launch Job Training Program - The Conservative government is offering to waive the requirement that provinces match federal contributions toward a new Canada Job Grant -a key concession that is part of a behind-the-scenes push to get the program off the ground.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Education and Training
Hamilton, ON March 14 - This seminar presents the development of the planned schedule compression concept file for mechanical contractors. Each concept attempts to provide a significant, distinct, and executable objective for enhancing the construction process and minimizing the impacts of schedule compression.
There are still seats available for Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation's (CMCEF) two-day seminar on Dispatcher Training Program. MSCC’s Dispatchers Training Program closes that gap with a comprehensive training course created specifically for service dispatchers. Custom-designed especially from MSCC members, this program goes beyond traditional technical training to help develop those advanced skills needed to be highly effective in the dispatcher role. By completing this program, dispatchers will be able to improve their job performance and more effectively contribute to the success of the company. Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:30 AM - Friday, January 31, 2014, 4:30 PM

Don't miss this year's 73rd National Conference in the oldest and most fun-loving city in North America, St. John's, Newfoundland. Book September 24 - 27, 2014 in your calendar now to make sure you attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. As always, there will be a bevy of interesting and educational programs with great speakers and exceptional social events. The colour of St. John's is not only on the buildings, but in the people as well. Come and enjoy some of the world's friendliest and most welcoming hosts. St. John's... save the dates!
Saskatoon from April 1 - 3, 2014 - The 3-day program was first offered in Toronto in 2012, followed by Halifax in 2013. This year MCA Saskatchewan will serve as your host. Evaluations and feedback have been tremendous from the two previous sessions, thus the interest to bring it west. Sessions include a case study where you will learn to improve the inter-relationship between trades by looking at Scheduling, Communication, Change Order Management and Productivity. Other sessions include Managing Generation Y, Supply Chain Management, Sales Skills for Middle Management, Effective Closeout Meetings and Integrated Project Delivery. Registration is now open at www.cmcef.org and the complete brochure and registration form should have arrived in your mailbox last week. Take advantage of Early Bird Discounts and register by February 28th. We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon from April 1st to 3rd, 2014. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (613) 232-5169.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Did you know? You no longer need to wait for a new web access code to file your T4s, T5s, or other information returns electronically with the Canada Revenue Agency. The code you used to file your 2012 information return is the same code you'll use to file your 2013 and future-year returns.
MCA Canada and it’s Charity Committee Chairman, Brad Diggens could not be more proud of the generosity demonstrated by the membership across the country for "Operation Eyesight", MCA Canada’s Charity. The association continues to appeal to the industry for contributions to help eradicate blindness from trachoma, a completely curable situation with available clean water.  We ask that you consider contributing to this extremely worthwhile charity to save lives and better the world. For more information, visit the MCA Canada website at www.mcac.ca , call the office at 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca  for your copy of the "Operation Eyesight Pledge Package."
Immediate Past MCA Canada Chairman Brad Diggens family once again generously contributed $5,000.00 to MCA Canada's Chairy of Choice, Operation Eyesight. The donation was made on behalf of the Diggens Family in honour of all their extended family – including the staff at MCAC.


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