Green Building Council Offers Free GPRO Webinar

On April 28, 2017 starting at 11 AM, the Green Building Council is offering a free Webinar on GPRO a new certification program for sustainability. Find out what GPRO can offer you and your employees through a live preview of the 12-hour Operations and Maintenance course.

GPRO O&M is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential and high-rise commercial buildings.

Green Professional Building Skills Training is a comprehensive national training and certificate program that teaches the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge to people who build, renovate and maintain buildings. GPRO is owned and managed by Urban Green Council and brought to you by CaGBC through expert local certified instructors.

GPRO certificate holders will be prepared to work in accordance with new regulations and to meet the expectations of owners and tenants who want healthier, environmentally sustainable, and energy-efficient homes and offices.

Webinar Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

Register for the webinar here.

Industry Task Force Calls for Legislation Surrounding WCB Surplus

On April 3, 2017, the Industry Task Force Association (ITF) sent a letter to the WCB Review Committee Chair as well as to the Labour Minister  noting the recent announcement from WorkSafe BC. The BC government publicly acknowledges that employers fund the workers’ compensation system and is taking steps to amend legislation to require that surplus funds be returned to employers when a threshold level of assets over liabilities is reached.

Although WCB Alberta has some provisions in policy, we do not have a similar requirement enshrined in legislation. The Review Panel has consistently indicated they would consider other jurisdictions regarding legislation, policy and best practice. The ITF brought this news release forward to request that the WCB Review report include a recommendation that Alberta clarify in legislation that WCB premium monies are “employer money” and also enshrine the requirement that surplus funds be returned to employers when the funding level is exceeded.

Returning surplus funds to employers will help to drive growth and job creation. As has been communicated in several submissions, this view is shared by the ITF Association and other stakeholders.

Work Safe BC Annoucement


Federal Infrastructure Minister to Address Alberta Construction Industry

The Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association is pleased to offer members and industry stakeholders the opportunity to hear from Canada’s top infrastructure official.

Keynote: Amarjeet Sohi – Minister of Infrastructure & Communities

Get ready for the busy construction season by networking with industry members and other invited guests while learning about federal government infrastructure plans. Minister Sohi has agreed to save time for questions.

Thursday, April 20
Edmonton Expo Centre
7515 – 118 Avenue NW

$95 + GST per person 

11:30am          Reception
Noon               Lunch is served
12:45pm          Minister Armajeet Sohi’s remarks
1:30pm            Luncheon concludes

Please click here to begin your registration. Please note the deadline to register is Friday, April 14th.