Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA)

  Supporting Aboriginal Engagement in Northern Alberta By Anna Guy On an evening in early March, 1993, a group of prescient-minded business leaders met in downtown Fort McMurray to ensure the Aboriginal Community of Wood Buffalo would have an equal opportunity to secure work, and their futures. Their vision? Through working collectively, the Aboriginal [...]


Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

Energy, medicine, food and agriculture, industry: these are just a few of the sectors that are positively impacted by nuclear energy and technology.   By Anna Guy Canada’s nuclear industry produces about 15 per cent of our electricity, generates over $6 billion in revenue annually, and employs 60,000 people with direct and indirect jobs. [...]


Women Building Futures

By Anna Guy By 2026, The construction and maintenance industry will lose close to 250,000 skilled workers (Build Force). Women Building Futures is working to fill that gap. In 2018, there are approximately 6.2 million women in Canada between the ages of 20 and 44—an estimated 47 per cent of the Canadian labour force, [...]


Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers

  A Cornerstone of Canadian Design   By Anna Guy “Most of the iconic buildings in Ottawa that Canadians are familiar with, as well as many that are not as instantly recognizable, are the work of members of our local,” says Local 7 Business Manager Oliver Swan. Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and [...]


Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Outstanding Contributions To The Ontario Economy   By Anna Guy It’s a new day for engineers in Ontario in more than one way. March 1, 2018, marked the inaugural Professional Engineers Day in Ontario, recognizing the vital role that professional engineers play in building, innovating and safeguarding the province. By working closely with the [...]


Coal Association of Canada

  THE ROLE AND VALUE OF COAL IN CANADA   By Anna Guy The Coal Association of Canada (CAOC) works on behalf of the 42,000 men and women who work in Canada’s coal industry, representing companies involved in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication, and one of its strongest tools is public education. [...]


Merit Alberta

MERIT BASED   By Anna Guy Merit Contractors was born out of a plight for competition, fairness and transparency in the construction industry. During a very difficult time in Alberta’s economy in 1986, 15 prescient contractors banned together to help keep Albertans working in the province’s struggling construction industry. They did so by, creating [...]


TradesNL – The Building Trades of Newfoundland and Labrador

Pride and Profesionalism   By Anna Guy Trades NL: The Building Trades of Newfoundland and Labrador provides highly trained, diverse, safe and highly productive working tradespersons to the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction industry by fostering pride and professionalism in the trades through training for life-long career opportunities. Trades NL: The Building Trades [...]


Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

Improving Canada's Transportation and Mobility By Anna Guy The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation with over 500 corporate members in all levels of government, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other associations. When TAC was founded in 1914—yes, [...]


Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

Governments That Take On Construction Labour Monopolies Deserve Recognition   By Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) One might be hard pressed to connect the dots between Northern Ontario’s third largest city, and one of Canada’s three prairie provinces. But it turns out Sault Ste. Marie and Manitoba [...]

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