News — 5 Creative Ways Malls are Reinventing Their Space

With lots of square footage and tons of parking, shopping centers are rethinking ways to give their centralized locations new life.

Headline reads Meet Your CANS Team. Vanessa Greencorn - Membership Lead. Start date: June 2016. Photo is a selfie of Vanessa smiling.

Meet Your CANS Team — Vanessa Greencorn

Did you know? Vanessa loves to cook. If she won the lottery, she would take a culinary course for fun!

A Message from CANS President & CEO, Duncan Williams

Dear CANS Members:

I hope this message finds you well during these interesting times. I am a firm believer that adversity is catalyst to creativity, imagination and innovation.

As many of you know, I was on a leave of absence during the Fall and a return to work plan over the past five weeks. I have now resumed my full-time duties and responsibilities as President and CEO at CANS.

During my absence, I am very proud to say that our leadership volunteers and staff did an outstanding job of keeping CANS focused on our mandate, goals and objectives. In particular, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the chair of our Board of Directors, Victoria Stanhope, for her exceptional leadership and support. I would also like to extend appreciation to additional Governance and Nominating Committee members, Gord Gamble and Tim Houstma, for their tireless efforts and support.

While our entire CANS team continued to demonstrate their dedication and commitment to the Association, I want to recognize the inspirational leadership of our senior management team consisting of Melody Hillman, Rob Lewis and Sheryl Farrington. As a team, they demonstrated exceptional leadership. Melody, as Acting President and CEO, did an outstanding job of representing CANS, our members and our industry while also assuming the senior operational role at CANS.

Our Association, membership and industry are stronger as a result of the commitment and leadership demonstrated by our Board of Directors, management and entire CANS staff. For that and their support, I say thank you – it has been truly inspiring and humbling.

I look forward to the future with great excitement and enthusiasm as we build on the tremendous work and progress already achieved since the launch of our new Strategic Plan in October 2020.

Duncan Williams
President & CEO
Constrution Association of Nova Scotia

News – Skyrocketing steel, lumber costs threaten to slow construction jobs

As material prices jump, U.S. contractors are coping any way they can. Here are some best practices for working around price fluctuations and shortages. Read more from Construction Dive.

A rendering of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia new Waterfront District design concept.

CANSnet Project Preview: NS21-0054 – Construction Management Agent Services for New Art Gallery Nova Scotia

Visit CANSnet and search our Project Number NS21-0054 for details on the New Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, a part of Halifax’s Waterfront Arts District.

Headline reads Meet Your CANS Team. Chantal Arsenault - Manager, Education & Training Development. Start date: June 2016. Photo is a selfie of Chantal smiling.

Meet Your CANS Team – Chantal Arsenault

Did you know? Chantal has skydived, owns two Siamese cats, and is attempting to plan a COVID wedding!

Weather Update // CANS Office Closure – Delayed Opening Feb. 8, 2021

Due to the weather forecast tonight into tomorrow, CANS Dartmouth office will delay opening until at least 10:00 AM on Monday, February 8. We will reevaluate at 9:00 AM and will post an update on this page at that time. As a reminder, while our physical office will have a delay in opening, our CANS staff are still available to assist our members virtually.

Register for CANS Virtual Member Mixer – Feb 18

Join CANS later this month for a casual discussion panel focused on long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia! Learn more and register now!