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THE BUILDING MATERIAL COUNCIL
OF CANADA WILL TACKLE INDUSTRY
NEEDS ON A NATIONAL LEVEL
Additional resources will proactively address
HR challenges and generate awareness

T

he Building Material Council of
Canada (BMCC) has developed a strategic partnership to address industry
needs and challenges head on.
The partnership will consist of buying
groups and key suppliers whose investments
will further initiatives aimed to move the
industry forward. BMCC identified four
key initiatives at their national meeting in
June 2017. The initiatives all aim to create
awareness, gain national traction and address
recruitment and retention needs:
* BMCC has partnered with an Ottawabased government relations firm enabling
the industry to lobby government and
advocate on issues with a national,
united voice.
* BMCC is currently in the process of developing a national career website. The site
will highlight career paths and opportunities as well as feature other industry
information.
* A social media campaign will focus on
generating industry awareness and highlighting career opportunities. Its goal will
be to recruit and generate awareness among
younger demographics.
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* A free national job board/platform
featuring HR recruitment tools will be
integrated into the career site. This will
not only serve as an effective place to post
jobs but will also make the hiring process easier with tools like the Applicant
Tracking System.
The strategic partnership features three
levels of involvement: Emerging, Legacy and
Founding partners. Investments range from
$5,000-$25,000 depending on business size
and territory.
Each of the regional associations on council
has invested in the partnership as founding
partners. And so far, the response from the
industry has been extremely positive. JeldWen, Home Hardware Stores Ltd., and Castle
Building Centres Ltd. have also jumped on
board as founding investors, bringing the
overall investment pool to $175,000. The
ultimate goal is $300,000.
"It's important to emphasize that the partners who come on board aren't only investing
in the future of the industry, but also, in turn,
in the future of their company. The two go
hand-in-hand," said Denis Melanson, chair
of the BMCC. "When the industry grows and

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succeeds, so do its members. We're thrilled
with the positive response we've received
from the industry partners we've met with
so far and we're looking forward to sharing
our vision with more. It's an exciting time for
the building materials industry!"
The council, representing over 2,400 members, brings together the Atlantic Building
Supply Dealers Association (ABSDA), the
Lumber and Building Materials Association
of Ontario (LBMAO), the Western Retail
Lumber Association (WRLA), and the
Building Supply Industry Association of
British Columbia (BSIA).
The BMCC, formerly CRBSC, was formed
in the spring of 2016 when the regional organizations identified the need to unite as a structured entity to better respond to the changes
in its stakeholder needs, specifically at the
national level.
For more information:
Thomas Foreman,
President BSIA of BC
PHONE: 604-513-2205
EMAIL: thomas@bsiabc.ca
www.bsiabc.ca


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017

Chair’s Message
Board of Directors
BSIA 80th Anniversary Event Info
Pumpkin Patch Recap
Plumbing and Electrical Seminars a Success
Calendar of Events
The Construction Expo
Education Events
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
BCFCA News
BCFCA Flooring Expo
BCFCA Board Members
NFCA Board Members
“It’s Not Dry Just Because It’s Old”
BSIA Membership Renewal
Ultimate Show Home II
Empowering Employees for Business Success
Home Improvement Industry’s Leading Retailers Honoured at Hardlines Gala
King Marketing Makes Management Changes
Scott Slade joins FVBS
BMCC will Tackle Industry Needs on National Level
Index of Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
President’s Message: Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Intro
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - ebelly1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - ebelly2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 4
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 6
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Chair’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Plumbing and Electrical Seminars a Success
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Education Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - President’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA Flooring Expo
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 14
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - NFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - “It’s Not Dry Just Because It’s Old”
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 18
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BSIA Membership Renewal
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Ultimate Show Home II
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Empowering Employees for Business Success
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Home Improvement Industry’s Leading Retailers Honoured at Hardlines Gala
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Scott Slade joins FVBS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BMCC will Tackle Industry Needs on National Level
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - President’s Message: Last Word
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