The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has partnered with the National
Trust for Canada to sponsor the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List. Each year,
the list shines a national spotlight on historic places at risk due to neglect or
lack of funding.
Community engagement a great fit for CCA’s centennial
CCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
“As a part of our centennial celebrations, we are proud to support the National Trust in
their efforts to preserve historic places that were built by the Canadian construction in-dustry,”
said Chris McNally, CCA’s immediate past chair. CCA wants to engage its mem-bers
and the public to nominate places that matter to them and that are at risk in their
“We are delighted to be working with CCA to engage Canadians and to improve our com-munities
during CCA’s special year,” said Natalie Bull, executive director for the National
Trust for Canada.
The construction industry is one of Canada’s most important sectors, generating more
than $120 billion to the economy, or roughly seven per cent of the GDP and employs close to
1.4 million people.
“The other part of our industry’s impact is the good deeds that we do. The Endangered
Places List aligns with our industry’s focus on corporate social responsibility. We encourage
our members to undertake initiatives that enable them to operate in an economically, social-ly
and environmentally sustainable manner,” said McNally.
Top 10 Endangered Places List announced in May
The objective of the Top 10 Endangered Places List is to help save or at least buy more time
for the places on the list. Some of the places that have appeared on the list have been saved
and serve the community, albeit in a different capacity.
Announcing the list generates heightened awareness in the communities where the en-dangered
places are located. This often leads to individuals, companies and communi-ty
groups getting engaged in fundraising or taking part to save the place – which may
be an iconic landmark – by volunteering time, expertise or materials. This year’s Top
10 Endangered Places List will be announced in May, so make sure to check the website:
Some centennial activities were announced at the CCA conference in Banff in mid-March
while others will be launched throughout the year. Visit the centennial section of the CCA web-site
at www.cca-acc.com/100th. Subscribe to CCA’s newsletter at www.bit.ly/ccasubscribe,
follow @ConstructionCAN on Twitter or look up Canadian Construction Association on
LinkedIn to hear when new activities are announced.
Local places that have been listed:
Some of the places from this
region that have appeared on the
endangered list in the past include:
• Bell Barn in Indian Head (saved)
• Prairie Grasslands (endangered)
• Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitorium
Read about why they were
listed and what the status is at
CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Construction
Association Helps Shine
Light on Endangered Places
CCA celebrates its centennial with
Submitted by the Canadian Construction Association
The Bell Barn in Indian Head, Sask.
Chris McNally, CCA’s
immediate past chair
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