JULY 2021

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Sponsorship Never Looked So Engaging!

Imagine: Good moods, sunshine, green grass, and the opportunity to interact face-to-face with prospects and clients in a fun, safe, casual environment! After 16 months of Zoom, it’s time for in-person networking and business building.

Only 10 sponsorships remain! Some of the remaining sponsorships provide the opportunity to connect with your audience and showcase your product or service from your booth or our Registration table at this sold-out event. Plus, you’ll stay top of mind with your logo and company highlighted through MCABC social media, website and — for Ace sponsors — in the MCABC enewsletter.

Your logo and company link will be visible to thousands of social media followers (700+ Tw, 400+ FB, 2000+ LinkedIn), 700+ enewsletter subscribers, 850 active MCABC members and other construction industry enthusiasts.

Sponsorship has never looked so engaging!

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Welcome to MCABC Manager - Member Services & Professional Development

MCABC is pleased to announce that a familiar industry name and face to many, Sarah Jones, has joined MCABC as the Manager, Member Services and Professional Development. Sarah will be identifying, creating and leading programs that deliver extraordinary member value and uphold one of our six strategic pillars: Education.

This recently developed position and Sarah’s arrival aligns with MCABC’s next phase of transformational change, which is to plan, develop and execute innovative programming and services that evolve with the future needs of the industry. Sarah’s project management strength, creativity, passion for change, and focus on strong member relations, are pivotal to MCABC leading the change for mechanical contractors in BC.

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Learn More about MCABC's Ashling Diamond

Collaborating with Sarah and the rest of the team to deliver member value is Ashling Diamond, MCABC’s Office Administrator. Ashling started with MCABC earlier this year and has quickly become the central hub for everything “MCABC”. Members and stakeholders had an opportunity to work with Ashling at the MCABC Virtual Business Conference where her experience orchestrating logistics was appreciated and commended. Ashling joined MCABC from the Terminal City Club where she worked as the Membership Administrator and Event Coordinator following her arrival from Ireland in January 2020.

While the construction industry is new to Ashling, she has been around the trades all of her life, courtesy of her dad and brother who are in the trades in Ireland. And speaking of overseas, Ashling brings to MCABC varied and interesting membership experiences: she was the Membership Coordinator and Committee Events Coordinator at The Royal Automobile Club in London, UK, and the Membership and a Training Executive at The Institute of Directors where she coordinated the Chartered Director Program. Ashling has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Event Management and a Bachelor of Business Degree with Honours from the Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Read more about Ashling>> 

Step 3 of BC’s Restart: Communicable Disease Prevention

Be in tandem with Step 3 – if you haven’t already taken the step, be sure to learn how to transition from COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease prevention, which was effective July 1 and includes a focus on both ongoing and additional measures.

To assist employers in the fundamental components of communicable disease prevention, WorkSafeBC has developed Communicable Disease Prevention: A Guide for Employers. This guide describes a four-step process to help employers reduce the risk of communicable disease in their workplace.


The Provincial Health Officer’s statement recommended that employers maintain some of their existing COVID-19 Safety Plan protocols, specifically those that do not negatively impact business operations. This may include barriers already erected in the workplace or directional signage to reduce points of congestion, as examples. Continuing with the protocols will allow for a transitional period and progression from COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease plans.

Our Members are Hiring!

Be sure to check out our job postings to learn about opportunities in the mechanical contracting industry. Here are some (but not all!) of the postings. Job postings can change daily so be sure to frequent mcabc.org/jobs/find-a-job/.

Red Seal Mechanic (Kootenay School District)

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Journeyman Plumber (Kootenay School District)

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Mechanical Manager (Surrey School District)

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Mechanic (Qualicum School District)

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The time is NOW -- #promptpaymentbc

It’s a basic concept. Timely payment for work completed. Please join MCABC’s collaborative effort with ECABC and BCCA. Share your stories, share the hashtag #promptpaymentbc and show your support.  

Are you part of the discussion on certified trades?

Multiple engagement sessions are taking place around the province. Indigenous-focused community dialogue sessions are being held this month and September. To learn more, register and take the survey at Engage.gov.bc.ca>> 

Back to Basics with Technical Safety BC - July 27, 8am-9am

Dennis Brooks, Gas Safety Officer

Mohd Sarker, Boiler Safety Officer

The mechanical contracting industry has many different stakeholders and MCABC has strategic, collaborative partnerships with many of them. The question we are answering this month is, who is Technical Safety BC and what is their importance to the mechanical contracting industry?

Leading the conversation on July 27 from Technical Safety BC will be Boiler Safety Officer, Mohd Sarker, and Gas Safety Officer, Dennis Brooks, covering:

  • Role of Technical Safety BC
  • Benefits of collaboration with Technical Safety BC
  • Incident reports and where they are filed
  • What’s ahead — Changes impacting the mechanical contracting industry.
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It's Time to Have your Say in the Provincial Government's 2022 Budget

Take the online survey by September 30, 2021: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0043-001265

Help Create a Customized Safety Manual for MCABC Members

MCABC and BCCSA are developing a customized safe work practice/safe job procedure manual for the mechanical contracting industry. We are looking for two mechanical contractors to volunteer to help develop this manual. If you're interested, please contact Sarah Jones at sjones@mcabc.org

Drive the Industry Forward with Us

Be part of an organization that is leading the change and progression of our industry. We provide leadership, education, promote skilled trades and advocate on the industry's behalf. There are many benefits of MCABC membership. Our next membership review is July 28, 2021. 

MCABC Can Facilitate Your CCDC Decal Orders

Please email adiamond@mcabc.org if you would like us to facilitate your order.

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