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Volume 11 | June 17, 2022


Congratulations to ECAO Executive Director, Graeme Aitken, for receiving COCA's Highest Honour đźŹ†

ECAO Executive Directors was awarded Council of Construction Association's highest honour, The Cliff Bulmer Award !

The Cliff Bulmer Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in furthering the relationship between the construction industry and the Ontario Government.

“Graeme has been dogged in pursuing health & safety issues with the Ontario Government, ministers and ministries,” says COCA. “Many of these issues not only benefit electrical contractors, but all areas of construction.”

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ECAO 2022 Annual Industry Conference

September 17/18-24, 2022

Experience one of Europe’s most unique and exciting cities- the ECAO Way! With centuries of architecture at your doorstep, fine dining experiences and world-class shopping and activities, the 2022 ECAO Annual Industry Conference will be the most talked about in years. The Mandarin Oriental Prague- one of Europe’s top hotels- will be your home base, as you network with Colleagues and explore this remarkable city. Castles, galleries and picturesque scenes will be forever imprinted in your mind. Explore and discover something new every day and return to the oasis of the Mandarin Oriental for a drink in the ECAO Lounge.

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We have a great line-up of speakers at the conference. On September 20th, join us to attend one of Europe’s most sought-after motivational and organizational speakers, trainers, and facilitators, David Meade. David will address how our “new normal” will be guided by the use of effective collaboration and partnerships within and across the construction industry. He will share his research on leadership and organizational structure with ECAO members, which they can take back to their company and help grow their business profits.

And on September 22nd, Steven Bratt, the Group Chief Executive Officer at the UK-based Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), will be speaking about the range of benefits European Electrical Contractors have experienced with off-site construction. These include improved health and safety outcomes, increased productivity, a smaller carbon footprint and reduced operational costs.


With the re-opening of global business travel in 2022, and the resuming of scheduled global events amid continued COVID-19 concerns, there are added demands on organizations for due diligence with regard to risk associated with travel. ECAO, with the help of third party, conducted a Travel Risk Assessment, to recognize, inform and reduce the risk. The Initial risk analysis was done in March, and it was updated in May. “Based on the Risk Assessment Matrix and evaluation of current risks presented by leading international travel risk experts, governments, and COVID tracking sources, it remains the recommendation of this study that the ECAO proceed with plans to host the Annual Industry Conference in Prague, September 17-24, 2022.”

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Webinar - Summary of Changes: Bargaining 2022

To learn more about the changes negotiated during the latest round of collective bargaining, join ECAO’s webinar on June 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m- 10:30 a.m.


  • Changes to the Provincial Blue Pages
  • Changes to the non-ICI Linework agreement (Yellow Pages)
  • Changes to the Communications Agreement (Green Pages)
  • Wage Agreement
  • Impact of the Post Negotiated Wage Adjustment

The session on June 21st will not be recorded. However, an on-demand recording will be available within a few weeks that incorporates questions asked during the live session.

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ECAO Certi-Fire Webinar for Property Managers and Building Owners

Learn how to protect your building and their occupants with a webinar sponsored by the ECAO.

Date: June 22nd, 2022

Time: 10am - 12 pm

This session covers:

  • Enforcement and penalties for non-compliance
  • Requirements for regular system checks
  • Responsibilities of building and supervisor staff
  • How to hire a qualified RFAC Contractor
  • Review requirements under the Ontario Fire, Building and Electrical Safety Codes

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ECAO 2022 Scholarships

It is that time of year again when we are reaching out to offer scholarships to post-secondary graduates for children or wards of salaried employees of ECAO Member Companies.

The scholarship was launched in 2004 and awards 5 successful recipients with a scholarship of $5,000 each. In 2021 the ECAO Executive approved the increase to $5,000 in recognition of the cost of living increases especially for kids in school.

The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students enrolling in a course leading to a University degree or Community College diploma. The award will be based on academic achievement in the previous academic year however; academic achievement will not be the sole basis of review. Extracurricular activity, work experience, employment, application and supporting material, handwritten submission and course of study will also be an important aspect of selection. Preference will be given to those showing interest in the construction industry.


The deadline for submission is currently June 30th but this may be adjusted based on students ability to receive their academic records for 2021/2022. 

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ECAO Safety Awards

Register for ECAO 2022 Safety Awards on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The event will start at 10 am EST over Zoom. Please see the Registration Link below.


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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please ensure to check you spam/ junk folder.

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Diversity & Inclusion Column

Pride Month 2022

Today, June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month 2022 across the world!

The first Official Pride Parade was organized by pioneering bisexual activist Brenda Howard.

#PrideMonth #PRIDE2022

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month! Take time to recognize and honour the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis Peoples across Canada.



How NETCO is Innovating in Skill Trades Training with Virtual Reality

NETCO (National Electrical Trade Council) is an alliance of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and CECA (Canadian Electrical Contractor Association), their primary mandate is to promote national standards in electrical training.

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3D Models of Your Electrical Jobs

Connect Virtual Design & Construction to field teams—all on one platform.

Procore BIM bridges the gap between VDC and field teams by putting 3D models in the hands of the people installing, validating, and tracking the work.

See for yourself how Procore BIM reduces installation errors and waste, and keeps projects moving forward.

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COCA Recognizes Outstanding Achievement

The Council of Ontario Construction Associations honoured construction industry leaders from across Ontario with the presentation of the Cliff Bulmer Award, the Construction Hard Hat Award, the Chair’s Award, and the President’s Award. These recognitions were made at an awards ceremony and dinner held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls Ontario on the morning of June 9th, 2022.  

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Powerfully Simple Project Management

76% of contractors using cloud-based tools reported better team collaboration.

Manage all your drawings, RFIs, and submittals seamlessly between the office and field with easy-to-use web and mobile apps for your whole team. Everything is at your fingertips for one transparent price.

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NORAMCO Carnival event is back!

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Noramco Carnival!

Come and enjoy some great food, prizes and fun while checking out thelatest products and solutions our partners have to offer!

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Groundbreak is back and in-person: Procore

New Orleans | November 7-9, 2022

Registration for Groundbreak is officially open, and we can't wait to see you live in New Orleans. For three days, you'll have the chance to:

Network: Build connections with thousands of construction professionals from around the world.

Learn: Attend over 70 sessions from top industry thought leaders and walk away with actionable insights into construction's biggest challenges.

Innovate: Get inspired by industry visionaries and explore new ways to help your business succeed.

Get your early-bird tickets for just $1,795 $1,295 USD before July 1, 2022––this is the lowest price we'll offer, so don't miss out.

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Moneris- ECAO Partnership

We are pleased to inform you that the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) has partnered with Moneris®, Canada’s leading payment processor, to offer ECAO members preferred rates for credit and debit card payment processing. Serving over 350,000 merchant locations across Canada, Moneris® understands the payment landscape and is here to help businesses like yours accept payments easily and securely. Whether you want to accept payments in-person, online, or via mobile devices, Moneris offers a variety of solutions that can meet your different business needs. In addition to the preferred rates, you can also enjoy services such as 24/7 support and stress-free set up.

To take advantage of the preferred rates program, please contact Moneris at 1-877-819-8899 and quote chain #30600061390.

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For ECAO Rate Sheet, please log-in to ECAO's Members Only Area.

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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