Welcome to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
Established in 1895, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is a vibrant and diverse national trade association serving the needs of mechanical contractors of all sizes engaged in such disciplines as plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls systems, medical gases, welding, and fire suppression, primarily within the industrial, commercial, institutional and service sectors.With nearly 1,000 member companies, across 24 regional and provincial MCA offices, the role of the National Association is to encourage, support and promote the advancement of the mechanical contracting industry.The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s mission is to continuously exceed the ever-rising expectations of our membership. This is achieved by quickly and creatively responding to our members needs and challenges, by embracing change, by educating our industry, and by exploring new opportunities.The main focus of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is to coordinate and develop policies and programs that are national in nature, of common interest to all members and to enhance the productivity and profitability of mechanical contractors.

Interesting News

Hike For Life Mt. Assiniboine
October 06-11, 2014 in Mt. Assiniboine, Alberta

This time the "Hike For Life" adventure was even more challenging.  The October 6 -11, 2014 time frame meant that the weather was much cooler and with more rain, wind and snow and the always scary presence of cougars and bears. Bears are particularly worrisome at this time of year as they stuff themselves with pretty much anything prior to hibernating.

Tuesday, October 7th they hiked into their first campsite, arriving early, but not early enough to make it further. Daylight runs out too fast therefore hiking past six or six thirty is a significant risk as the mountain becomes very treacherous in the dark. Wednesday, Brad and Jennifer hiked over Citadel pass and eventually to Og Lake where they camped overnight. It was extremely cold resulting in their tent and all their supply of water freezing. They spent several cold hours thawing out their water sources before they could move on up the mountain.

Thursday they hiked into the final area where they established their base camp, choosing to use the primitive 'Naiset Huts',  instead of their tents due to the significant level of ice that accumulates overnight. According to Brad, 'these are primitive huts with absolutely no amenities at all at this time of year. The park is basically void of people."

Friday they continued their accent into a more mountainous area, where "the views went on forever." After climbing the mountain and exploring some more of the area, they called it a day. During the night the weather changed. It got extremely windy, clouded completely over, and started snowing.

Saturday it was decided that due to the high elevation, they would move on. They headed over 'Wonder Pass' and they set their sites downward to 'Marvel Lake', finally hikeing all the way out, completing the entire circuit they set out to complete. All in all, they hiked approximately seventy km with the addition of  some exploration and climbing along the way.

The Matterhorn of North America - Mount Assiniboine (Elevation 3,818 m or 11,870 ft) is situated along the continental divide and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic area is said to be one of the most gorgeous back trail adventures in Canada.

Brad and Jennifer have made three climbs on behalf of MCA Canada's Chairty, Operation Eyesight and deeply appreciate any donation - big or small. Every penny counts. To donate to this worthwhile cause, and to support their ongoing adventures, please click here... and thank you.

Upcoming Events

November 5-6, 2014
Calgary, AB

Construct Canada
December 3-5, 2014,
Toronto, ON

November 5-6, 2014
Calgary, AB

Construct Canada
December 3-5, 2014
Toronto, ON

MCA Canada Winter Meetings
February 10-13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
International Alliance of MCA Meetings
March 8, 2015
Maui, HI

MCA America Annual Conference
March 8-12, 2015
Maui, HI

CCA Conference
March 22-26, 2015
San Antonio, TX

MCA Ontario Conference
April 9-19, 2015
Sicily, Italy

MCA Alberta Conference
Invermore, BC
April 30-May 3, 2015
MCA British Columbia Conference
May 2015

MCA Saskatchewan Conference
May 2015

CMMTQ Conference
May 2015

MCA Western Regional Meetings
May 20, 2015
Winnipeg, MB
CCA Meetings
May 30 - June 1, 2015
Prince George, BC
MCA Eastern Regional Meetings
June, 2015
Charlottetown, PEI
CIPH National Conference
June 14-16, 2015
Quebec City, QC

CCA Meetings
October 18-20, 2015
Thunder Bay, ON
MCA Canada's 74th National Conference
November 16-19, 2015
Palm Springs, CA


Industry News

Supply Chain Procurement Best Practices Guidelines Now Available
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) jointly created best practice guidelines to assist both mechanical contractors and wholesale distributors when dealing with supply chain management issues such as procurement.  "MCA Canada and CIPH firmly believe that both parties should make a concerted effort to understand their partners lead times, financial models, business practices and ensure each manage expectations, which will result in a win-win scenario for all involved", said MCA Canada Chairman Gaetan Beaulieu. It's important that both the contractor and the wholesale distributor work towards understanding each other's business including operational norms, which become essential in conducting a more efficient and profitable process for both parties. Click here to access the link to download the file.

Are You A Volunteer? Is Someone You Know A Volunteer?

Volunteers are one of the most important resources in our community's. They are people who work willingly together for the betterment of their community. They selflessly offer their time, money, resources and experience.

If you, or someone you know, is a volunteer or contributor to a worthy cause, MCA Canada would like to hear about it. While these wonderful people are not seeking recognition, we would like to listen to their stories and share them with our association members.

People do amazing things every day. Let's hear about them. Please send your stories to mcac@mcac.ca.


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