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March 10, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update

We invite all MCA Canada Members to become part of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC)

As a MCA member in good standing you are eligible for complimentary membership in MSCC. The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada is a division of MCA Canada dedicated exclusively to contractors in the service, repair and retrofit industry. Whether you are a dedicated service shop or have a service division, MSCC is here for you!

MSCC offers a staggering array of programs and services that will streamline your company's operations, decrease your expenses and increase your bottom line. For example, here are just some of what you can benefit from:

    * Service Education & Training
    * Guides, Manuals, Codes & More
    * Downloadable Safety Apps
    * Newsletter, Website & More
    * National Certification
    * Energy Services
    * Sales Training
    * Marketing Tools
* Incredible Discount Programs
* National Conferences & Forums
* Industry Representation
* Access to National Suppliers
* Switch the Stat Program
* Contact With Allied Organizations
* Sample Forms & Documents
* And There's Much, Much More

Become part of Canada's fastest growing organizations. Making contractor members more money is our first priority.
Click here to learn more or visit www.servicecontractor.ca. Download your complimentary application here! You can also call the MSCC ofice at 613-232-0492 or email info@servicecontractor.ca.

MCA Canada is very pleased to offer our members better coverage, at reduced rates from the largest insurance solution, bonding broker and human benefits supplier in Canada. AON's insurance program offers MCA members flexible, simple and affordable insurance and bonding coverage. When considering your insurance or bonding needs, it just makes good business sense to contact one of AON's more than 140 dedicated construction experts and find out how you can expand your coverage and save on your premiums. It doesn't cost anything to ask, but it might if you don't. AON and MCA Canada, the cornerstones of your Membership Advantage Programs.
Industry News
The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is actively seeking industry employers, unions and educational partners to collaborate on addressing the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of woman in leadership roles in construction. In order to execute this program, CAWIC is now seeking industry partners who share their vision for promoting change, breaking down barriers for women, and creating an action plan that makes economic sense both for the employer and the employee in construction.
The mobility of Canada's construction labour force will be a key issue moving forward as retirements rise across all provinces and the industry sees demand shift across different markets, according to BuildForce Canada's 2014-2023 forecast. "The mobility issue has become more critical. There are several major projects going on at one time in the country. Understanding where those projects are taking place, when workers will be available and where they'll be available is becoming more critical," said BuildForce Canada executive director Rosemary Sparks.
Canada's Building Trades Unions eagerly await the approval of the Energy East Pipeline - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the filing of the Energy East Project Description with the National Energy Board. This first formal step brings Canada one step closer to energy security and one step closer to no longer having to rely on foreign oil.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Naylor, LLC
Education and Training
This year's three-day event will be hosted by MCA Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, April 1st to 3rd, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Sessions include a Case Study on Improving the Inter-Relationship Between Trades, plus Supply Chain Management, Managing Generation "Y", Sales Skills for Middle Management, Effective Closeout Meetings, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
Innovation and Technology
The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is in the midst of a seismic shift that is staring right at it, yet the subtlety of this shift is very powerful due to its transparency. This is all about the "Internet of Things," where trillions of connected devices will bring significant change and provide untold opportunities and tremendous challenges for AEC businesses. Because the majority of work in the AEC industry is performed outside of an office, this trend of emancipating data to work both internally and out in the field is a wonderful alignment and milestone for the industry.

March 6-13, 2014: MCAA Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
March 9-15, 2014: CCA Conference, Panama City
March 11, 2014: World Plumbing Day, Worldwide
March 19-21, 2014: CMPX Trade Show, Toronto, ON
March 20, 2014:  MCA New Brunswick AGM, Moncton, NB
March 21, 2014: Student Chapter Summitt, Hamilton, ON
April 1-3, 2014: CMCEF Middle Management Conference, Saskatoon, SK
April 30, 2014:   MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
May 2-3, 2014:  MCA British Columbia Conference, Whistler, BC
May 8-16, 2014: MCA Ontario Conference, Alaska Cruise
May 8, 2014: MCA Western Regional Meeting, Banff, AB
May 9-11, 2014:  MCA Alberta Conference, Banff, AB
May 22-24, 2014: CMMTQ Conference, Quebec City, QC
May 29-30, 2014: MCA Saskatchewan Conference, Cochin, SK
June 1-3, 2014: Skilled Trades Summit, Ottawa, ON
June 3-5, 2014: Estimating Conference, Vancouver, BC 
June 4, 2014: Skills Canada Competition, Toronto, ON
June 6-7, 2014: MCAC Eastern Regional Mtg., Edmunston, NB
June 8-10, 2014: Canadian Construction Association Meetings, Victoria, BC
June 22-24, 2014: CIPH Conference, Kelowna, BC
September 24-27, 2014: MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference, St. John's, NL
October 3-5, 2014: CANS AGM, Brudenell, Prince Edward Island

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 is World Plumbing Day - World Plumbing Day is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.

The aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 tsunami in Japan reveals how easy it is to take for granted the availability of safe drinking water and sufficient sanitation systems — until those systems cease to function properly. History shows that great leaps in humankind’s advancement — both physically and socially — have been tied to advances in plumbing technology.

The safety and abundance of drinking water is, of course, a concern for most people all over the world, but what is not often emphasized is the work the plumbing industry contributes every day to alleviate these concerns. World Plumbing Day is designed to help bring a better understanding of the largely misunderstood role plumbers play in keeping folks safe and healthy each and every day.

MCA Canada and the Provincial and Zone MCA’s, along with our allied associations such as the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), have done a great job of promoting World Plumbing Day. Please help us celebrate and let us know what you have done to promote plumbers and plumbing in Canada,
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada and its 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‚Äôs Charity. The association continues to appeal for contributions to help eradicate trachoma, a completely curable illness with available clean water.  We ask that you consider contributing to our charity to save lives and better the world. 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."
Man-made global warming is worsening and will disrupt both the natural world and human society, warns a joint report of two of the world’s leading scientific organizations.

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, which is the national scientific academy of the United Kingdom, are releasing an unusual plain language report on climate change that addressed 20 issues in a question-and-answer format.

"People do have persistent questions all about climate change," said study author Ben Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California. "This is a one-stop shop for many of those questions."


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