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MESSAGE FROM MCA CANADA

National President's Report
substantially increased the number of scholarships CEC will
be offering.

National Trade Contractors Coalition
of Canada (NTCCC)

BY DAVE FLAMAND
MCA CANADA PRESIDENT

AS PRESIDENT OF THE Mechanical Contractors
Association of Canada (MCAC), and as a fellow Westerner,
it gives me a great deal of pleasure to submit this
National President's Report for the 2018 edition of The
Western Journal.
Last November, MCAC held its 76th Annual National
Conference in Maui, Hawaii. By all reports, this conference
was one of the best! It had great educational content, networking opportunities, entertainment and fun social events,
and, of course, the location itself. One other extremely
important (but perhaps less glorified) aspect of the conference was the business meeting component, which addressed
a myriad of industry/Association issues. These meetings
once again set the stage for future activities some of which
are highlighted below:

NTCCC comprises ten trade associations including:
Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, Canadian
Electrical Contractors Association, Canadian Automatic
Sprinkler Association, Canadian Masonry Contractors
Association, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada,
Ontario Sheet Metal and Air Handling Group, Canadian
Roofing Contractors Association, Heating Refrigeration
Air-Conditioning Contractors (of Canada), Canadian
Institute of Steel Construction and the Interior Systems
Contractors Association.
NTCCC was very involved and influential with the passing
of Bill S-224, the Prompt Payment Act, this past May in the
Senate of Canada and continues to be a major force with new
federal government legislation expected to be introduced
no later than early fall of this year. NTCCC also recently got
involved with a project which will address a huge problem
within our industry namely incomplete drawings and specifications. Much more on this later.

Insurance Captive
MCA Canada is proceeding to establish our own insurance
captive (insurance company), which will provide broader
coverage, lower premiums and an opportunity for dividends
for those who join. We are extremely excited about this new
service and will be promoting this to the membership in the
weeks and months to come.

Construction Education Council (CEC)
Our education division has been extremely active this
past year. CEC held its fifth Estimating Conference, nearing
sellout capacity in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a sixth program
is scheduled with the Ottawa Construction Association this
spring.
The 2018 (and fifth) Student Chapter Summit was held
in Kitchener Waterloo this past January with five post-secondary institutions participating, including the University
of Toronto, University of Manitoba, McMaster University,
University of Waterloo and Ryerson.
This year, as a result of new partnerships with several
construction associations, we saw an increase in the number
of one-day seminars over the previous fiscal year. This year
we trained 440 people through the NSP program. We will
also be expanding our webinar series this year and have

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Mechanical Service Contractors
of Canada (MSCC)
What's new with MCA Canada's Service Contractors division, the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC)?
Plenty! Recently, we engaged in a comprehensive review of
the Gold Standard contractor certification criteria and we
waived the $75 exam fee for technicians challenging the online
exam. This was such a success that this offer was extended.
As a result of these efforts, MSCC has nearly doubled the
number of Gold Standard contractors to 20, and more than
doubled the qualified techs to 175, with another 50 technicians
in the database waiting to challenge the exam.
MSCC is also engaged in several additional projects including recruitment. Membership is currently at about 200 companies. On the website we have number of "how to" video

Mechanical Contractors Associations of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba 2018



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2018

Message from MCA Canada
Message from MCA Alberta
Message from MCA British Columbia
Message from MCA Manitoba
Message from MCA Saskatchewan
Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
Four MCA Presidents Speak
Membership Advantage Programs
What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
The Western Journal 2018 - Intro
The Western Journal 2018 - cover1
The Western Journal 2018 - cover2
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The Western Journal 2018 - 4
The Western Journal 2018 - 5
The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Canada
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Alberta
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA British Columbia
The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Manitoba
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Saskatchewan
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The Western Journal 2018 - Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
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The Western Journal 2018 - Four MCA Presidents Speak
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The Western Journal 2018 - Membership Advantage Programs
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The Western Journal 2018 - What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
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The Western Journal 2018 - The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
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