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March 8, 2016 In This Issue
Multimedia Information Program
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
By The Numbers
Membership Advantage Program
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Multimedia Information Program
The MCA Canada Member Multimedia Information Program delivers timely and valuable information to our members via email (Just The Fax), the Internet (www.mcac.ca) and direct mail. The program’s goal is to provide every MCA member with regular information on upcoming events, programs and projects. In addition, each communication will feature one of our Membership Advantage Programs, which can save you thousands of dollars each year. This program is brought to you by the generosity of our featured associate member.
 
March’s Multimedia Information Program includes:
  • MCA Canada takes social media by storm – Stay up to date and informed on MCA Canada’s latest initiatives. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook (you can find our social media coordinates at mcac.ca) to receive valuable insights on industry trends, conference updates, educational programs and more. Create discussion, provide feedback and spread the word. MCA Canada is now more accessible than ever!

  • Membership in the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada is free to all MCA members – In today’s highly competitive business environment, isn’t it good to know that there’s an organization committed to your needs? The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) is a resource that offers programs and services aimed at the unique needs of mechanical service contractors.

  • Whether you want to grow your business or just keep the ship sailing straight, MSCC can help. We help you reduce expenses with real discounts on every day business expenses, increase efficiency and safety with education and training for all your people, and we offer marketing and sales tools to help you find new customers and retain current ones.

    Join the MSCC network today!
  • New Membership Advantage Program: Schooley Mitchell – Schooley Mitchell is MCA Canada’s newest Membership Advantage Program partner. With your permission, Schooley Mitchell’s consultants will examine all of your communication vehicles—long-distance telephone, cellular phones, Internet service, and office networking, security and hardware—to identify potential savings. If they do, you have the option to deploy their recommendations and save thousands of dollars. Schooley Mitchell will manage the entire deployment of its recommended proposal and invoice you only on a percentage of the money you’ll save. It’s a win-win scenario for everyone!
This month's program brought to you by Taco Canada – Taco is much more than a manufacturer, it is a way of doing business. Whether you are a commercial or residential installer, an engineer, architect or building owner, registration opens the door to our vast training and support network. The FloPro Team, Taco University, webinars, blogs, videos, and free system design software are just some of the value-adds Taco provides to its customers.
 
Member Update
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many career options available to women today. Doors are opening in every sector of our economy, and the increasing number of women who are launching careers in the skilled trades is a sign of this progress.

 
World Plumbing Day—March 11—is intended to provide anyone or any organization involved in the global plumbing industry with an opportunity to promote the important role played by the industry. Here at MCA Canada, we're hoping that media across the country pick up on this important occasion and use it to help educate people about why access to plumbing and basic sanitation matters to us all.

To find out more or to see a list of suggested activities, please visit www.mcac.ca and www.worldplumbingday.org.
 
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada is very pleased to welcome Calgary’s CAON Services Inc. as a new member.
 
Industry News
Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) have launched a joint call for expressions of interest for water technology projects.

AI-EES and SDTC are offering applicants a streamlined, harmonized model to access two pools of money through one application. Collectively, there is $8 million available, with a maximum of $1 million per project. The ratio for matching funds (67 percent) is more than an applicant could typically access through separate SDTC or AI-EES processes.

Eligible projects:
  • are pre-commercial water-related technologies that address municipal water treatment; advanced steam assisted gravity drainage water treatment; oil sands mine water treatment; flow-back and produced water from hydraulic fracturing; agriculture and irrigation; water distribution rehabilitation and repair
  • must be at the technology readiness level range of 4 to 7, which includes prototype development, field pilots and commercial scale demonstration projects
  • are led by applicants both incorporated and operating in Canada with less than 500 employees and less than $50 million in annual gross revenue
  • have a maximum project length of two years.
  • can be located anywhere in Canada, yet technology must be applicable and well-suited for deployment in Alberta.
Full details are available on the AI-EES website.
 
The federal infrastructure minister says his government is willing to cut the strings on new infrastructure cash to help cities repair crumbling roads, bridges and sewers.

 
Soon to become a mandatory component of Gold Seal certification, the program is expected to go live this spring.

 
Despite perceptual and structural challenges, P3s can be a viable and desirable model for water and wastewater projects.

 
The latest edition introduces featured projects, as well as updates on many more programs and initiatives.

 
Natural Resources Canada offers training on the new ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Care Communities and Residential Care Facilities. Check out their pre-recorded webinar and other materials on NRCan's training resources page.
 
Visit the NRCan website to learn more about the Canadian adaptation of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Time is running out to register for the Construction Education Council's highly acclaimed Gold-seal accredited Project Management Program. It takes place over 10 days: from March 31 to April 4 and April 21 to April 25. But hurry. Registration closes soon and spaces are in short supply!

 
CEC will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in 2016. This is a special and highly informative session that covers more than just the basics of pricing a job. Speakers dive deep into strategies you need to know to win more work.

 
By The Numbers
At TD report estimates Ottawa's current fiscal path means it will take more than a decade to bring the budget back into balance.

 
Miura Canada
Bibby-Ste-Croix
QuoteSoftware
Membership Advantage Program
Chrysler Canada, MCA Canada’s fleet vehicle partner, has expanded its discount for March to include incremental savings on Ram vehicle purchases or leases. MCA members will save up to $1,000 on each vehicle above and beyond the discount pricing now available on 2016 models.
 
This offer is exclusive to MCA members and runs until March 31.
 
Contact MCA Canada for more details. Tel: 613-232-0492 or email daryl@mcac.ca.
 
Important Dates
  • 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
  • May 12-15: MCA Alberta Annual Conference, Canmore, Alberta
  • June: Eastern Regional Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 5-8: Skills Canada National Competition, Moncton, NB 
  • 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
How much do you actually know about MCA Canada's charity of choice? Operation Eyesight's SightLines newsletter contains interesting information about projects abroad and the great work being done by Canadians to support an important cause.

 
 

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