ACA’s Retreat brought the construction association team (ACA Board members, key committee chairs, local construction association chief operating officers, Canadian Construction Association staff) together to strengthen our relationship with key government partners, and provide a development opportunity for participants. ACA thanks all of our partners for participating, especially Infrastructure Minister McIver.
The program included a mix of presentations and panel discussions in areas related to ACA’s mandate will be delivered by key partners of ACA. Topics included:
o Economic outlook and labour market outlook (Craig Alexander – TD, Ken Simonson – AGC, BobCollins – BuildForce)
o National Policy Outlook (Bill Ferreira – Canadian Construction Association)
o Infrastructure Capital Plan (Infrastructure Minister Ric McIver)
o Education / Industry Partnerships (David Fraser – Edmonton Public School Board)
o Careers Promotion / Workforce Development (Percy Cummins and Maryann Everett – AB Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour)
o Collaborative Project Delivery (Scott Matheson – ACA)
o Standard practices update (Eric Lee – Canadian Construction Association)
o OHS / WCB Outlook / Update (Ross Nairne – Occupational Health and Safety, James Wilson, WCB)
Presentations can be accessed here.