CCA expressed concern on the dwindling investor confidence in
Canada exacerbated by the hurdles and project delays from Trans
Mountain, the steel tariffs, the less favourable tax environment
compared to the U.S. and the threats to fair procurement
process through “community benefits” requirements.
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funding for women as well as for Indigenous
and recent immigrant women entrepreneurs,
apprentices and workers.
CCA facilitated a small workshop to
discuss the opportunities and barriers
of under-represented segments. CCA is
forming a working group to create a baseline
of perceptions of a career in construction,
help educate owners and employees
on the benefits of inclusivity and celebrate
leaders in diversity.
Gold Seal online
The Gold Seal Certification program’s
transition to online exams included
everything from an update to the application
portal to the actual exams themselves.
Moving to a digital platform enhanced
experience as well as enables faster marking
and collecting feedback.
New CCDC documents
CCDC documents are a great example of
how the industry – from owners to architects
and contractors – work together.
After substantial discussion and co-creation,
we have issued a few new and revised
• Revised CCDC 23 - A Guide to Calling
Bids and Awarding Construction
• New CCDC Master Specifications
• New CCDC 30 - IPD Contract
CCA conducted CCDC seminars
attended by over 700 delegates in close
to 30 cities in partnership with local
CCI – innovation strategy
CCA, in partnership with Canadian
Construction Innovations (CCI), submitted a
proposal to receive funding for 1,000 science,
technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) co-op placements. CCA was advised
that they will be “first in line” should the fund
be topped up in March 2019.
Becoming a best-in-class
Over the years, CCA’s board has grown to 90
directors, well outside of what is recommended
for optimal and effective decision-making.
Based on a COO and board member survey,
analysis of CCA’s bylaws and related documentation
as well as observation of our
March meetings, ten recommendations were
made and discussed at the CCA board meetings.
The expectation is that the complete renewal
will take several years to ensure there
is time to seek input, socialize options and
You can contact Mary Van Buren at
email@example.com if you have
any feedback or comments on how
CCA can serve you better. Hear what
is going on by subscribing to CCA’s
newsletter at bit.ly/ccasubscribe or
by following @ConstructionCAN on
Twitter or by looking up Canadian
Construction Association on LinkedIn.
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