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Volume 19 | October 05, 2022


REGISTER for FLAC In-person Inaugural Event

We are pleased to invite you to ECAO’s Future Leaders Advisory Council’s In-person Inaugural Event! This is an opportunity to mingle with peers, colleagues and ECAO’s Affiliate Partners.


Date: November 17, 2022 | Time: 4pm- 8pm EST | Venue: Amsterdam Brewhouse Toronto, 245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9


If you are interested in attending, please: REGISTER HERE


Participation and Registration is free of charge.

Sponsorship Opportunities coming soon!


For any questions, please contact Vincent at

Congratulations to the R.H Carroll Safety Award Winners 🏆

G2 Category

  • 20,001 – 100,000 HRS: PowerTel Utilities Contractors Ltd.
  • 100,001 – 250,000 HRS: S.&.T Group
  • 250,001 – 500,000 HRS: K-Line Maintenance & Construction Ltd.
  • Over 500,001 HRS: Black & McDonald Ltd.

G4 Category

  • Fewer than 20,000 HRS: BML Multi Trades Group Ltd.
  • 20,001 - 100,000 HRS: Mass Electrical Construction Co.
  • 100,001 and 250,000 HRS: S.&.T Group
  • Over 250,001 HRS: Aecon Group Inc.

Congratulations, Trade-Mark Industrial!

Congratulations to ECAO Member, Trade-Mark Industrial for winning the 2022 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards under the Licensed Electrical Contractors category.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

Visit IHSA to access tools and resources to help you get started with COR™—and commit to keeping your workers safe.

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ECAO Conference: First Business Day Recap

Děkuji! By all accounts, our most recent Conference in Prague was a tremendous success and ranked by many as the top ECAO event they have attended. This is, quite frankly, a direct result of your participation, support, and our outstanding sponsors.


Black and McDonald Ltd. | Mathews Dinsdale | Robertson | Federated Insurance

Milwaukee Tools Canada | RS Breakers & Controls | Graybar Canada |Thistle Printing

Teksmed | People Corporation | Noramco | Wesco/Prysmian Group | JEPP – IBEW/CCO

Province Electric


ECAO is taking this opportunity to provide you with the slides presented by our speakers on the first day of business sessions.


Pete Mastrorocco: NECA’s Educational Resources, Slides

VP Education, Events & Partnerships of NECA

  • NECA is here to help you succeed.
  • Weekly newsletter with easier access and dropdown menu to cater to your needs.
  • Vast array of training available through many means for ECAO members as part of NECA.


Josh Bone: Mega-trends impacting Electrical Contracting, Slides

Executive Director of ELECTRI International

  • Contractors should be working on their business, not working in the business.
  • New opportunities for electrical contractors in new markets, as traditional contracting evolves.
  • Electrical contractors need to shift from commodity contractors to consultants.


Thank you, again, and stay tuned for a recap of the second day of business sessions from our Conference in Prague.


First Electrical Injury Day of Recognition on October 6

An initiative of several electrical industry associations aims to raise awareness of the dangers of electric shock injury “so that we may support our workers and our economy”.

The Electrical Injury Day of Recognition is sponsored by the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA), the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA), and the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO).

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ESA Releases Part 1 of Podcast Episode on Top 10 Defects

Did you know that in 2021, ESA inspectors wrote over 143,000 defects?

ESA wants to support the Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) community to be consistently compliant with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and improve their respective defect ratio stores, so they’ve dedicated two new episodes of Grounded in Ontario on the top 10 defect LECs should be aware of.

In the first part, host Karen Ras, Vice President, Communications, Strategy and Innovation sits down with Trevor Tremblay, Technical Advisor, to cover topics relating to AFCI/AGCI requirements, panel maintenance and much more.

You can listen to the episode here and subscribe to all episodes on AppleSpotifyAmazon or Google.

Stay informed and stay grounded!

Listen Here

IHSA 2-minute News

  • IHSA Safety Talk: Work stress and burnout
  • Annual General Meeting set for Oct. 5
  • New CORTM campaign highlights competitive advantage
  • IHSA provides updates on regulatory changes from MTO, MLITSD

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Nexans Roundtable on Electrification and Achieving Net-Zero-Carbon Goals

This article is the first in a two-part series exploring the discussion at Nexans’ Change the Current event hosted this past month at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. The theme of the discussion was electrification, clean energy, and achieving net-zero-carbon in Canada by 2030.

“This conversation is so important because the clean options are the cheapest and most effective options for grids across this country and increasingly, around the world,” moderator Chris Turner said to set the table for the discussion. To that end, Turner provided some take aways from a report he worked on with the Canadian Climate Institute on electrification in Canada. The main conclusion from that report, he said, was that clean electricity will power Canada’s net-zero transition, “it is essential to that transition.”

“Reaching Canada’s climate targets requires a big switch from fossil fuel energy to clean electricity, this switch involves producing more clean electricity in every region, using clean electricity to power more and more of the economy.”

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Alcumus: 5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture

40% of businesses in high-risk industries see a strong safety culture as a competitive advantage. Strengthening your safety culture can improve safety records, streamline communication, and increase productivity. Read Alcumus’ guide, 5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture, to learn how to improve your safety culture and participation in 5 key steps.

Park'N Fly Savings Program

Reserve and Save on Airport Parking!

With a network that spans coast-to-coast, Park’N Fly is focused on providing our customers with cost-effective parking options while enjoying a park happy experience with every stay. To access your member discount and save you have three options:

Reserve via Park’N Fly App: Easily reserve your next parking stay using the Park’N Fly app and get the lowest rate! Plus, save your payment information to your reservation and you’ll be able to check in and out from the convenience of the app. Download today or click to learn more at

Reserve as a Rewards Member: Existing Park’N Fly Rewards members can sign into your rewards account and start getting the lowest parking rates by adding your corporate discount code to your profile. Sign into your account via the Park’N Fly Canada app or online at

Not a Park’N Fly Rewards Member? Enroll today by clicking Join Now and start earning free days. Plus, Aeroplan members also earn 50% more Aeroplan points when you add your member number in your Park’N Fly Rewards profile.

Reserve Online: Click RESERVE ONLINE (to the right), select your preferred location, and enter your travel dates and times to reserve your next parking stay.   

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Teksmed Health Services for ECAO Members

TeksMed is excited to tell you about the newest benefits available to your employees, as part of your ECAO membership: QuikCare Platinum and QuikCare Mental Wellness.

Quick Care Platinum: When an employee’s physician recommends a diagnostic scan, or refers them to see a specialist in one of the below mentioned specialties, and the wait time is greater than 21 days, they can simply contact the QuikCare Platinum Helpline at 1-833-355-ECAO (3226) for rapid

intervention. TeksMed will liaise with the employee to obtain the required documentation to utilize our exclusive network of specialists and diagnostic imaging services. Appointments typically occur within two weeks, as opposed to the months it may take in the public healthcare system.

Quick Care Mental Wellness: QuikCare Mental Wellness aims to provide an accessible and clinically proven resource for the improvement of mental health, which your employees can access from the privacy and comfort of their own home, helping them learn techniques to better manage negative moods and stress. Your employees can

simply contact the confidential QuikCare Mental Wellness Helpline at 1-833-355-ECAO (3226) for rapid assistance, and TeksMed will look to obtain the required information needed to arrange for an assessment to be conducted. The worker will then be connected with a therapist, who will guide them along the 12-week long cognitive behavioural therapy program.

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Electri: Free Estimating Courses

ECIC Estimating Courses: 


Estimating with Trimble Accubid Classic - ECIC 2022:

NECA 2022 Convention and Trade Show

Where: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

When: Saturday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 NECA Convention & Trade Show in Austin, TX. Attendees will gain access to industry-leading education and top-notch speakers to keep you at the forefront of the electrical contracting industry. With sessions on a wide range of topics, NECA Austin has both your professional growth and your company’s future covered!

Register Today!

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