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weekly e-newsletter


Welcome to the CCAbuildsYYC weekly e-newsletter! We feature news and information regarding current events, networking opportunities, education, COOLNet Alberta and those within the construction industry.
Networking & Events
CDBI National Design-Build Conference
Build Calgary Party!
CDBI National Design-Build Conference
October 12 - 13, 2017

Tutorial: October 11, 2017

An interactive one-day introduction to design-build. 
Learn from industry professionals & network with your peers.
"It`s a MUST for  those wanting to learn more about design-build!"
Build Calgary - Stampeders Game
Friday, September 29, 2017
This is an appreciation event for all members of the trades, construction and people involved in the expansion of our beautiful city! 
Education & Professional Development
 October 2017
*NEW CCDC Contracts 101
October 12 & 13, 2017

This 2 day workshop is on the various contracts with emphasis on when to use which contract and the roles and responsibilities of the Owner, Designer and Constructor.

Leaning up the Office
October 17, 2017

"Too often we look at how to get things done better or faster instead of examining what things we really ought to be doing". Increase personal performance, and reduce waste.

Developing Drug & Alcohol Policy
October 27, 2017

The growing use of medical cannabis and the expected legalization of recreational marijuana,
 it's essential to review safety policies regarding alcohol and drug use and possession.

Alberta's Builders' Lien Act
October 30, 2017

The primary goal is to focus on and illustrate the major legal problems of everyday use of the Alberta Builders' Lien Act.

CCA - YCL Committee
Finding the Leader in You
New Central Library - Site Tour
SAIT Alumni Excellence  - Avree Bujaczek of PCL Construction Management Inc.
2nd Annual LIFT
Finding the Leader in You 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thank you to our guest speakers for inspiring just under 100 individuals last night!

"Finding the Leader in You.. great discussion put on by @YCL_Calgary @CCAbuildsYYC"

- John Bunting @JBuntingYYC, PCL Construction

 New Central Library Site Tour
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The CCA would to thank Ferguson and Stuart Olsen for touring 20 members around the 

New Central Library Downtown Calgary! 

"The New Central Library, located just east of City Hall in East Village, will be 240,000 square feet of functional, flexible, beautifully designed space. The NCL (as its friends call it) is a friendly city icon that invites all Calgarians to gather, learn, read, play, be challenged, relax, hang out and connect."

Project Website

SAIT - Celebrating Alumni Excellence 
Thursday, October 5, 2017

CCA is pleased to recognise that Avree Bujaczek of PCL Construction Management Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the SAIT Alumni Awards. Avree is an active member of the Young Construction Leaders and continues to make a difference in the construction industry. 

 These awards celebrate leaders and visionaries who have graduated from SAIT and gone on to make a significant impact in their profession and the community. 

Current News
Business Tax Law Changes
Amazon Headquarters
2017 OHS  Review Survey
Review of WCB
How to Object Changes to Business Tax Laws

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau's proposed tax changes will include:

1. Limiting income-splitting

2. Higher tax rate on passive investments

3. Limiting conversion of regular income into capital gains

Read More

Link to Announcement

The following petition has over 21,500 supporters and we encourage you to support it as well! The petition urges the government to extend the consultation period and commit to a more complete review of the proposed changes to private corporation taxation.

Please share this message with those around you. *Deadline is Monday, October 2, 2017.

Sign Petition

Object by reading the information from the Calgary Chamber and

sending an email directly to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Alberta MP`s.

Key Message from the CCA:

Since the announcement by Minister of Finance Bill Morneau about his Government’s proposed small business tax changes in July, CCA has been involved with the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness. Through the coalition, CCA has been involved in sending letters to the Minister and supporting strategic advertising.

We are happy to announce today that the CCA has joined a new campaign that is being led by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce called Protect Growth. Through this new campaign, CCA members from all across the country will be able to easily engage their local Members of Parliament through the microsite

The main purpose of the website is the online advocacy tool which has been embedded. In short, your members can engage their local MPs by clicking the “Write Your MP!” button located at the top and bottom of the page.

The password to access the tool is “chamber2017”.

Once clicked, they will be directed to include basic contact information that will be used to populate the Chamber form letter. When all the information is submitted, all the member has to do is click send and a letter will automatically be sent by them to their local MP to let them know that this is a local issue of concern to them.

The website, digital advocacy tool and form letter are all available in English and French for the convenience of members all across the country. Our hope is that this campaign will be disseminated amongst your contacts so that MPs all across Canada know that these proposed changes will affect their local construction companies. Our key strength in opposing these changes is through our membership and this tool will be key to activating their thousands of voices.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Kyle Larkin

Manager of Government Relations | Directeur des relations gouvernementales

Canadian Construction Association | Association Canadienne de la Construction

1900-275 Rue Slater Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5H9

(T) 613-236-9455 ext. 415

(M) 905-449-9077

Calgary IS the best place for #AmazonHQ2 - Frederick Vine @FVine

We are in the race for a US $5 Billion project and Calgary wants your help preparing a pitch!

Read More

Submit Your Pitch before October 19

An opportunity to be heard by the government!

Please use this GUIDE, provided by the ACA, to complete the OHS Review SURVEY.

Deadline is October 16, 2017 at midnight.

ACA feedback on the review of the WCB

Read the full review HERE

CCA Newsletter

ACA Newsletter

We are Social!
Last posts

Get inspired (for $20)! These leaders will talk about how they got to where they are today on September 27.

Register at OR call 403-291-3350


  • ccabuildsyycWrapping up golf for the year!
  •  ⛳
  • CCA Members raised
  •  $8,700 for @cancersociety
  •  $59,000 for CCA Education Fund &
  •  $2,545 for the @redcrosscanada !
  • #golf#fundraiser
  • #ccabuildsyyc#yyc

Walking around cool as a cucumber like they're no big dill. •
Find the Leader in You.. great discussion put on by @YCL_Calgary
Great meeting with the local associations of Alberta @COOLNetAlberta
COOLNet Alberta Tip!

How can I add new employees to my company for COOLNet access?

In order to get an employee login credentials with full member access to COOLNet Alberta, please email ( or call the CCA office (403-291-3350) and provide the employee’s first and last name and email address. The login credentials for that individual will then be sent to them via email.

There is no limit to the number of employees you can add per company!

We look forward to adding your newest team members!

Let's talk!
Calgary Construction Assocation
2725- 12th Street NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7J2
Tel: 403-291-3350
Fax: 403-250-1607