/Tag: Association

Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance

Driving Industry Reform By Anna Guy When the Federal government passed the Cannabis Act in October, 2018, Canadians were finally able to legally access recreational and medicinal cannabis, albeit only in the form of fresh and dried cannabis, oils, plants and seeds. Canadian consumers will soon be able to legally purchase edible cannabis, extracts, [...]


First Nations Power Authority (FNPA)

  Pathway to Power   By Anna Guy First Nation Power Authority (FNPA) is a breaking new ground for First Nations’-owed power generation companies. The first and only First Nations governed, not-for-profit development company of its kind in North America, FNPA has connected Aboriginal and Corporate Canada in the development of environmentally-preferred power generation [...]


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 [...]


Electrical Contractors Association Ontario (ECAO)

Stronger Than Ever   By Anna Guy Over its lengthy history, ECAO has been committed to addressing the needs of the industry by providing a variety of services directly to the membership, and by making representations on behalf of the entire industry to government and industry colleagues. Its success has been due to the [...]


Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

Three Cheers for CHARS   By Anna Guy CHARS ushers in a new era of Artic research. The Canadian High Arctic Research Centre—otherwise known as the CHARS campus, was an ambitious project from the onset. In 2010 when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) announced Cambridge Bay as the location for a research station [...]


Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)

Clean Energy For a Low Carbon Economy   By Anna Guy In early 2016, the Ontario provincial government committed $12.8 billion for the refurbishment at the Darlington Generating Station, one month after committing $13 billion to refurbish six of eight Bruce Power nuclear reactors in Kincardine, Ontario. Both investments combined are estimated to contribute [...]