MCA News and Events

MCA Ottawa Annual Gala, Celebrating 50 years – November 19, 2016

Save the date – Saturday, November 19, 2016 for our Annual Gala.  Since this year marks our 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating with a Black and Gold event and hope to see you in your formal attire.  We hope you can help us celebrate this event, watch for more information shortly.

Mechanical Contractors Development Trust Fund Scholarship Program 2016

MCD Trust Fund Scholarship Program 2016 Robert Martel Memorial Scholarship     Amount: $2,000 Application Conditions: All applicants must be a child or grandchild of a local employee or owner of an Ordinary Member Firm of MCA Ottawa. The local Ordinary Member Firm must sponsor the application and be a member in good standing of…

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SMACNA Field Based Project Management Program – relevant to all trades

This full day SMACNA program is designed to get the field to understand the importance of the project management process, and provide them with the tools to improve and insure profitability goals are met. When:  August 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Where:  Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Meeting Room 118-B Cost: …

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MCA Ottawa 50th Annual General Meeting

MCA Ottawa’s 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Starting at 4:30 p.m. The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd Please RSVP on or before May 20, 2016. Dinner will be provided (no charge) for one authorized representative from each Ordinary Member and Associate Member firm. Additional Guest(s) are welcome at $65.00 plus HST.…

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May 4, 2016 – MCA Day in Ottawa

In honour our 50th Anniversary, MCA Ottawa will be receiving a proclamation from the City of Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00 am Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony at Ottawa City Hall (Marion Dewar Plaza) where Mayor Jim Watson will be presenting the proclamation, declaring May 4th, 2016 MCA Ottawa 50th…

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Proactive Service® Workshop

MCA Ottawa, in partnership with the construction education council (cec) is pleased to present the Proactive Service Workshop. The Proactive Service® workshop is a highly interactive training program that has been specifically designed to help field service technicians identify and close more business opportunities by building and leveraging stronger, more durable business relationships. The workshop shows technicians how they can add much more value and provide even higher levels of service if they take a proactive approach to discussing ways their firms can help the customer. Topics include the importance of personal and professional competence, the communication process and factors that affect it, leveraging relationships and opportunities to build revenue, and finding opportunities to sell your company’s value.

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Unionized Construction Firms 23% SAFER

Between 2006-2012 Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry is 23% safer … when compared to non-unionized contractors. A groundbreaking new study by the Institute for Work & Health reports evidence that unionized construction firms in Ontario are safer than non-union firms. Click here to read more:  http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/publishahead/Protecting_Construction_Worker_Health_and_Safety.99044.aspx Source: Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine – Protecting…

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MCD Trust Fund Scholarship Winner

  The 2015 Robert (Bob) Martel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Erica Flesher. Erica is the granddaughter of Ed Kerzner of SK Sheet Metal and is attending Algonquin College in the Early Childhood Education Program. We wish Erica all the best in her studies. The Mechanical Contractors Development Trust Fund awards a $2,000 scholarship annually to a child…

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