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June 23, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Events
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update

Join us in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014, for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference. This year's event will be one you'll remember for a lifetime as we look for "New Found Opportunities" in the world's friendliest place, Newfoundland.

Regardless of the season, the City of St. John’s is a hub of activity, innovation and culture. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone.From outdoor adventure to annual events and festivals, attractions, scenic drives, shopping, fabulous restaurants and tours, St. John’s has it all.  Registration and conference information is available by clicking on this link... Online Registration.

 
 
   
Please pass this on to your staff - The CMCEF-Federated Insurance Scholarship deadline to accept applications for the 2014 Scholarship is June 30! The $1000.00 scholarship is awarded to a member of an MCA Student Chapter or a son, daughter or legal ward of persons who are full-time salaried employees of a mechanical contracting firm. The firm must be a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and have been in good standing for at least one year. The firm must sponsor the candidate(s) and the application(s) must be endorsed by the senior executive officer of the province or zone operations. The candidate must be a Canadian Citizen who has completed, or will successfully complete the requirement to qualify for post-secondary education. A student must not otherwise receive a major scholarship or bursary.
 
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MCA Saskatchewan President Ryan Tynning is pleased to announce his 2014-2015 Board of Directors: 

President: Ryan Tynning, Swift Plumbing & Heating Ltd., Swift Current
1st Vice President: Luc Kadziolka,  Mr. Plumber, Prince Albert
2nd Vice President:
Scott Kerr, C & E Mechanical Inc, Moose Jaw

Directors at Large: Mike Berkes, Ace Plumbing & Heating Inc., Saskatoon; Glenn Harbaruk, Core H.V.A.C. Services Inc., Saskatoon; Kim Skjonsby, Mid City Plumbing & Heating Inc., Estevan; Brett Schmautz, Heat Tech Heating and Cooling Ltd., Saskatoon

National Directors: Dave Flamand, Peak Mechanical Ltd., Saskatoon; John Baker, LUK Plumbing & Heating Ltd., Kindersley
Affiliate Representative: Dean Olsen, Maxim Chemical International Ltd, Saskatoon
Ex-Officio: Syed Asif Ali, P.Eng., Chief Gas Inspector, SaskPower, Regina
Executive Director: Carolyn Bagnell MCAS, Saskatoon

 
Industry News
 
   
As Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) celebrates its second anniversary, an ex-military vet is being placed nearly every other day into apprenticeship or career employment in the building trades in Canada, according to H2H executive director Greg Matte. At Carpenters Local 27 in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), about 25 armed forces vets have been placed — either as carpenter’s apprentices or journeypersons, according to Mike Humphries, Local 27 business representative and liaison with H2H.
 
 
   
In 2011, "infrastructure tradespersons" aged 25 to 44 were no more likely to have migrated from another province or region than those who had other types of postsecondary credentials, according to a study from Statistics Canada. This study uses data from the 2011 National Household Survey. In this study, infrastructure tradespersons are defined as Canadian residents aged 25 to 44 with a certification in trades and whose major field of study was in construction trades, mechanics and repair, precision production, or heavy equipment machinery/crane operation.
 
 
   
As businesses try to find a way to tackle the looming skills shortage, collaboration and the sharing of best practices can help lead the way. The panel entitled Skills In Demand: A Sectoral Perspective, one of several such conversations that took place at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s recent Skilled Trades Summit, aimed to do just that.
 
 
   
BuildForce Canada has just released the report, Global Trends: Emerging Construction Labour Markets. This report takes a first step in understanding emerging global economic conditions and the international demand for construction tradespeople. The report is available for purchase from Buildforce.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
You can now register online to secure your space for the 2014 CMCEF Project Management Course. This course always sells out so be sure to get your registration in early. It is scheduled for: Week 1: November 6-10 and Week 2: December 4-8, 2014. Held at the University of Waterloo campus, this course offers 8 different instructors specializing in all aspects of project management including: Project Administration, Scheduling, Managing Individual Differences, Safety: A Management Perspective, Change Orders, Construction Law, Job Cost Controls, Meetings and Communication, Dispute Avoidance and Claims, Labour Relations: Due Diligence, Project Completion.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
Infrastructure partnerships between government and private industry in Canada provide billions of dollars in economic benefits that reach far beyond the projects themselves, according to a new study. Released by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP), the study claims public-private partnerships (P3s) generated $92.1-billion in economic output between 2003 and 2012 and $9.9-billion in cost savings. The study was conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting, Inc. for the CCPPP.
 
Events
 
   

Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of CMCEF's Fundraiser Golf Tournament. This year's event is heading back to the very popular Grey Silo Golf Club, home of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Tournament. A truly pristine and magnificent venue, the Grey Silo location always sells out... so get your registration forms in early. This year's tournament is scheduled for July 9th, 2014. The cost is still only $200 and your participation includes golf, cart, BBQ lunch, steak dinner, door prizes, a silent auction, and much more. Each year this tournament raises more than $20,000 for your Education Foundation. For those who need to book a room, there are two hotels just down the road. Visit www.cmcef.org to register.

 

June 22-24, 2014: CIPH Conference, Kelowna, BC
June 28 - July 2, 2014: ASHRAE Conference, Seattle, WA
July 9, 2014: CMCEF's 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Waterloo, ON
September 24-27, 2014: MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference, St. John's, NL
October 3-5, 2014: CANS AGM, Brudenell, Prince Edward Island
November 5-6, 2014: CIPHEX West, Calgary, AB
December 3-5, 2014: Construct Canada, Toronto, ON
 
Miura Canada
AB&I Foundry
FastEst, Inc.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
 
   
Please consider contributing to MCA Canada's Charity of Choice, Operation eyesight. We are fully committed to helping eradicate Tracoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions. In Canada we take clean, fresh water for granted while millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and perhaps even death just to find water. Please contrbute to our charity, which literally saves lives and betters 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."
 
 

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