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November 8, 2016 In This Issue
National Conference News and Information
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.
National Conference News and Information
This year’s edition of the MCA Canada Annual National Conference is the 75th, and it is scheduled for November 14 to 17 on the grounds of Walt Disney World in Florida at the amazing Disney Yacht Club Resort.

In addition to our usual schedule of courses, meetings and speakers, there will be plenty to do for the whole family. Tour the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and several water parks. Shopping, restaurants and nightlife are all available right outside the door.

Check out mcac.ca for further details and registration information.

Be a sponsor!
MCA Canada’s conferences are recognized as world-class events in large part due to the generous contributions of our exceptional sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor, check out this year’s sponsorship brochure, or contact Daryl Sharkey at 613-232-0492 or daryl@mcac.ca.
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada has booked its annual Service Contractor Forum for November 13, as part of the MCA Canada 75th Annual National Conference. Join your fellow service contractor members for an afternoon of education and open discussion about trends in our corner of the industry.

Again this year, the keynote speaker will be Kevin Dougherty. Kevin will lead three sessions on our forum theme, Accelerating Your Service Team.

For more information and to register, download our information kit, or check out the Events page on www.mcac.ca.
Attention associates: Want to demonstrate your newest wares at this year’s MCA Canada Annual National Conference? Then check out the all-new format for the Associates’ Happy Hour and New Product Showcase.

This year’s showcase takes place on three days: November 14, 15 and 17. Each day’s event will last for approximately one hour prior to the day’s major MCA Canada event and will be complemented with an open bar to give members the chance to mix and mingle.

Check out the information kit for details, or visit the Events page on www.mcac.ca.
If your company is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2016, please let MCA Canada know. We would like to acknowledge this tremendous achievement in our newsletter and at our Annual National Conference next month.

Download the 100th Anniversary Award application form, complete it and send it back to daryl@mcac.ca or fax it to 613-225-2793.
MCA Canada has long been recognized for our world-class conferences. That is due in large part to the unparalleled support of our conference sponsors. Please take a minute to review our sponsorship list and remember to support those who support your association.
Event Level Sponsors: IPEX,  Victaulic, United Association
Gold Level Sponsors: Allpriser, Aon Insurance, Bibby Ste Croix, Derksen Plumbing & Heating, Federated Insurance, FLOCOR, M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd., MCA Ontario, Milwaukee Valve, QBE Insurance, Uponor
Silver Level Sponsors: Anvil International Canada, Black & McDonald, Bradford White, Dobbin Sales, Masco Canada, Ontario Pipe Trades Council, Taco Canada, Viewpoint Construction Software, Wolseley
Bronze Level Sponsors: Apollo Valves, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Cahill Group, DeWalt, Jonas Software, LynCar Products, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo Zone 7, Milwaukee Tools, Oakville Stamping & Bending, Oventrop, RF Contracting, Scotiabank, UA Local 488, Watts Water Technologies
If your company would like to sponsor this year's Annual National Conference, visit the National Conference page on our website.
Member Update
If your company hasn’t already earned its MSCC certification, you could be missing out on major opportunities.

As you probably already know, BOMA Canada has agreed to promote the benefits of using MSCC-certified contractors to its members that wish to service, repair or retrofit their buildings. MSCC members will also be invited to bid on special requests for proposals that non-certified companies won’t be able to access. 

Although the MSCC/BOMA partnership is still in its early days, you’ll want to act soon. Those companies that are already certified are ahead of the curve, and they’re reaping plenty of benefits.

It costs almost nothing to get MSCC certified (the certified technician exam costs $75 per applicant to write), and contractors must meet a handful of eligibility criteria. To learn more and to download the certification application forms, visit servicecontractor.ca.

Act now! MSCC is already building out its database of available certified contractors.
MCA Canada is now on social media. Follow our three pages for the most current news and information on our industry and our association. (Our feeds are the perfect places to stay in the know before, during and after this month's Annual National Conference.)
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Industry News
CCA commissioned this guide to help the construction industry engage more effectively with Indigenous companies and communities in Canada. The guide was researched and written by Indigenous Works (formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council), an ISO-certified organization that helps companies increase indigenous workplace performance and build successful engagements and relationships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities. The guide provides general information, guidance and insights into Indigenous engagement strategies. This material is available as a free download to CCA members from the Members Only section.
Seven Canadian Forces bases and wings are getting energy efficiency makeovers with the goal of reducing levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

The government said it would hike spending $81 billion over 11 years, bringing total infrastructure spend to $187 billion through 2028.

Aims to reduce its overall emissions 40 percent by 2030.

From renewables to smart grids, government to fuel booming industry with $21.9 billion investment over next decade.

With slow growth taking a toll of revenues, Finance Minister Morneau has pledged $35 billion worth of public money to get the infrastructure bank started.

For the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Looking for training, but can’t afford to let your employees off the construction site for days of seminars? CEC can help.

Through eLearning programs developed by BuildForce Canada, CEC offers the following online courses: National Construction Safety Awareness Training, Confined Spaces Safety Awareness Training, First Level Supervisor Training, Introduction to BIM, Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Introduction to Construction Estimating, Construction Law, Construction Project Management and Construction Industry Ethics.

For further information, visit www.elearning.buildforce.ca or contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 and tania@mcac.ca.
By The Numbers
Statistics Canada says the economy grew by 0.2 percent in August, helped by the resource sector.

The economy added 67,000 additional part-time jobs in October, while the number of full-time jobs fell by 23,000.

Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
In 2010, MCA Canada joined forces with Operation Eyesight to help eliminate trachoma, a completely preventable disease that leads to blindness.

Since 1963, Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing this needless tragedy. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor.

Trachoma is an eye infection transmitted by flies and exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors. The most heart-wrenching fact about trachoma is that it, and many skin and respiratory diseases, can be eradicated with accessible clean water and basic sanitation.

MCA Canada continues to appeal to our members and the industry for contributions to help eradicate this curable situation. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far in 2016. Your dollars are making meaningful changes in the lives of people in the developing world.

For more information, visit mcac.ca, call the MCA Canada office at 613-232-0492 or email daryl@mcac.ca for your copy of the Operation Eyesight pledge package.


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