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MCABC Represented on B2E Coalition. Stay Informed and Join the Launch Event!

MCABC is pleased to be a member of B2E, a new BC-based member-driven coalition working towards electrifying space heating and domestic hot water systems in BC, in pursuit of a province-wide shift to low-carbon buildings. Its purpose is to create opportunities for stakeholders to work collaboratively to identify and address barriers to electrification and take actions that contribute to a meaningful market shift to low carbon building electrification.

Members are encouraged to attend the Building to Electrification (B2E) Coalition’s Launch Event on September 29 to learn more about the province’s shift to low-carbon buildings.

MCABC CEO Kim Barbero is a member of the Coalition and will be sharing an industry perspective on building electrification and speaking to her involvement with B2E. Kim joins Tom Berkhout, BC Hydro’s Program Manager for Building Electrification and co-author of the Building Electrification Road Map (BERM) who will be sharing highlights of the Road Map, and Panama Bartholomy, Executive Director of California’s Building Decarb Coalition, who will be sharing the State’s lessons and successes.

Register Now>>

      Vote today (September 20) in Canada's Federal Election! Polls close at 7pm! 

        September 30: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. MCABC Staff Committed to Learning and Informed Leadership

        In recognition of the new federal statutory holiday on September 30, MCABC Staff has enrolled in San ‘yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, a core foundational program through the Provincial Health Services Authority. Learn more about the eight-week online program>> 

        MCABC will be open during regular business hours on September 30.

          Professional Development for the Mechanical Contracting Industry: Registration Open!

          From supply chain issues to succession planning and conducting performance reviews, we’ve got you covered! We’ve organized a variety of sessions that range from informal conversations for sharing timely and relevant information, to formal training that will provide you with important takeaways. Of note, in October our successful Coffee Talk series will be tackling supply chain issues. We are also excited to announce that renowned educator, Tim Wentz, from Nebraska will be leading a workshop on Identifying the Foremen of Tomorrow (part of the Building Capacity from Within series). View details on all of our fall sessions below.

          Tell us what you want to learn. Our Manager of Member Services and Professional Development is ready to take your call or email. Please share your ideas on the topics of interest to you and your colleagues. Sarah can be reached at

            Online Education & Events Calendar:

            Oct 5

            Coffee Talk: Dealing with Supply Chain Issues. Register>>

            Oct 13

            HR Education Series: Conducting Performance Reviews on and off the Job Site. Sandra Reder, President & Founder, Vertical Bridge Register>>

            Oct 26

            Webinar: Most Common Code Violations for Boilers & Pressure Vessels. Technical Safety BC. Register>>

            Begins Nov 23

            Building Capacity from Within Series: Identifying the Foremen of Tomorrow. Tim Wentz, PE, HBDP, LEED-AP. Register>>

            Dec 1

            Succession Planning for Company Owners: How to Prepare for a Successful Transition - link coming

            LNG Canada Trades Training Fund Accepting Applications

            The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund helps cover costs of apprenticeship training for employees of small businesses interested in developing their skills in high demand trades.

            Applications to the Trades Training Fund, administered by the BC Construction Association, can be made by employers on behalf of their apprentices to cover tuition, books and fees. Applications must be received one month prior the month that classes start.

            Funding is capped at $1,300 per request and payments are made directly to the school or training facility.

            Eligibility is reserved to those pursuing certain high-demand trades, and in some cases, to specific regions of B.C.

            Learn more + Apply>>

              BC Employer Training Grant Program

              Learn about the education grants available through WorkBC>>

                Purchasing Best Practices - Decrease Your Transaction Spend

                MCABC members still have time to register for this MCA Alberta Webinar September 23. Learn more + Register>>

                  MCABC Golfers Fish in Support of EVA-BC

                  The MCABC Golf Classic August 19 attracted a sell-out crowd who were both competitive and generous. The stakes were particularly high on Hole 11 where $2,900 was raised in support of the Ending Violence Association of BC. Congratulations to all of the day’s winners! (PDF)

                    ATTENTION MCABC MEMBERS

                    REMINDER: September 30 is the application deadline for the B.C. PST Rebate on Select Machinery and Equipment temporary PST program to help recovery from the financial impacts of COVID-19. PST invoiced before the deadline but paid after September 30, 2021 does not qualify for the rebate. Please note that some businesses may be closed on September 30. Learn more on Gov't BC website>> 

                      Update: Safety Manual for Mechanical Contractors in BC

                      A group of MCABC members has begun working with BCCSA Regional Safety Advisors to create a custom safety manual for mechanical contractors in BC. Each week the group has different elements to review and comment upon, adding to and refining as necessary. The result will be a template that works for large and small companies alike. We’ll keep you posted on their progress.

                        Calling all Curlers! Industry Teams Encouraged! 

                        It’s a well-known fact that plumbers and other members of the mechanical contracting industry have a passion for curling. So what are you waiting for? The confirmed starting date for the 5pm Mixed Friday’s teams at the Royal City Curling Club is September 24. The cost for a team of four is $1,440.

                        To learn more, contact either Malcolm Bradbury (, cell (604) 841-0499) or Mike Tarbaj (, cell (604) 841-1627). 

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