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January 12, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
By The Numbers
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
MCA Canada is preparing for the development of our new three-year strategic plan. We need your help to determine our future priorities.
In a rapidly changing world, it is important to have clear goals for our association and to regularly review our progress. The upcoming strategic planning session provides a framework for the board of directors to clarify organizational goals and evaluate different strategies for achieving those goals. It helps us to make sure that our budget, programs, services and personnel are focused on our mission and conform with our values.
To ensure we are focused and headed in the right direction, the members of our strategic planning committee would like you to take a few moments to complete a short survey.

Your ideas and comments are extremely valuable in ensuring MCA Canada maintains the organizational mission, values and vision of our membership.  
You can access the survey here. Please complete the survey before end of day January 14.
The Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to host a free interactive webinar about important tax topics for new small businesses.

It is with unbearable heartbreak and sadness that we announce the passing of Marc Robert Lynch on January 5. Marc was the president of Randall Plumbing and Heating in Winnipeg and a past president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Manitoba.

Industry News
For over 20 years the Canadian Construction Association in collaboration and partnership with many other regional and national stakeholders has been pursuing changes in federal public policy to help modernize Canadian’s aging infrastructure. Why? Because it is imperative that the general public become educated about the state of Canada’s deteriorating infrastructure and its impact on our economy and by extension our collective quality of life.

Fourteen people are receiving both training and work experience for in-demand trade jobs as part of a $104,000, provincially funded, 19-week program at Sprott Shaw College-Abbotsford in British Columbia.

With just two percent of SMEs currently exporting, this program could push more Canadian businesses into the international market.

On January 7, CIPH hosted a successful webinar on the policy directions the Institute and its partners are developing to make our industry a better place to operate in.

N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Student Chapter members, faculty, contractors and MCA managers are invited to join MCA Toronto as they host the third annual, two-day MCA Canada Student Chapter Summit, February 25 to 27.

The Construction Education Council's Accredited Project Management Program will be offered over 10 days again this spring: from March 31 to April 4 and April 21 to April 25. Make a point to check out this great session. It's incredibly popular and filled with all kinds of valuable insight.

CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in 2016. Mark the dates and place: May 9 to 11 in Saskatoon, SK.

By The Numbers
The Statistics Canada report also contained a year-end review that said national employment rose by 0.9 percent in 2015.

Online registration is now open for CMPX 2016. Slated for March 16 to 18, the show will feature over 500 exhibitors in the 200,000 sq. ft. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. The cost is $10 per person for advance registration. Organizers encourage you to check out the roster of daily keynote speakers. Keynote breakfasts are $25 per person, per session, including a continental breakfast.

Miura Canada
Important Dates
  • February 25–27: MCA Student Chapter Summit, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 6–10: CCA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day, Worldwide
  • March 15–17: MCAC Winter Meetings, Orlando, Florida
  • March 16–18: CMPX Trade Show, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 17–24: MCAA Convention, Orlando, Florida
  • March 31–April 4: Project Management – Part 1, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 10–16: MCA Ontario Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • April 21–25: Project Management – Part 2, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 29–30: MCA British Columbia Conference, Okanagan, British Columbia
  • May 4: MCA Manitoba Annual General Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 9–11: CEC Estimating Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • June: Eastern Regional Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 15–17: CCA Meetings, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 26–28: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Banff, Alberta
  • July 13: CEC Golf Tournament, Waterloo, Ontario
  • September 26–29: CCA Meetings, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • November 14–17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
A new year means new resolutions, and while some choose to focus on fitness or financial health, other people make commitments to giving more back to charities. If you fall into the latter category, why not consider making Operation Eyesight your charity of choice?



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