Recognizing that our membership is located throughout Nova Scotia and beyond, the CANS Member Mixer program takes us from one end of the province to the other. Join us on November 26, in Sydney, NS!
We have been following this project! Have you? See our Pipeline connection PL17-0253NS about the Halifax Transition House Association – Bryony House and view the Open Tender NS19-2272.
We can’t get enough of your feedback, so, in our excitement, we’re extending the deadline and offering two more chances to win! The results we receive for this survey are invaluable in charting the course for our Association over the next three years, so please take a few minutes to complete our Strategic Planning Survey.
CCHF Offering Special
Pricing to CANS Members
Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) is pleased to present Improving the HealthCare Build in Halifax, NS, October 24 – 25, 2019.
Get perspectives from Chief Project Officers and expert advisors from across Canada on managing complex projects and advances in clinical design integration. You will learn about two upcoming projects in Nova Scotia: QEII’s New Generation Project and Cape Breton’s Regional Municipal Redevelopment Project. There will be a Networking Reception and Tours of innovative spaces including, the Assisted Daily Living Suite and Northwood’s Long-Term Care.
Join Us to Connect – Share – Innovate!
Visit www.cchf.net to register now!
CANS Members get a special discount of 20% off the conference registration with the following registration code applied:
ABOUT THE EVENT
This very special eastern seaboard session aims to share both project information as well as key learning in improving care environments through the build drawing on expertise from across the country and highlighting new builds and upcoming projects.
In addition, the conference includes guided tours by clinical and facilities leads on innovative new areas that promote wellness and research to foster care from hospital to facilitating activities of daily living care and specialized equipment for leading edge brain research.
Visit www.cchf.net for more information.
Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) is a national, not-for-profit association. CCHF’s goal is to help the healthcare facility sector achieve higher quality, more patient-focused and lower-cost healthcare environments.
The Supplier Engagement Team is happy to offer a FREE seminar for all Contractors and Suppliers interested in selling to government.
Hosts: Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority & Nova Scotia Procurement
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS), 134 Eileen Stubbs Ave. Unit 103, Dartmouth, NS
Time: 9:30 to 10:30
Learn how to Sell to the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority & to the Province of Nova Scotia.
All Contractors new to bidding or those looking to learn more about the public sector and its specific tendering processes are welcome.
In this session you will learn:
- Where to find opportunities
- What type of opportunities exists in Metro Housing Authority (Supply of goods, Various services, Construction)
- About the tender opportunity notification service (TONS)
- Tender procedures and processes
Additionally, there will be an opportunity for contractors to provide feedback about their experiences with our current contracting processes and practices.
For questions related to the session listed above, please contact Beth Hartling at Beth.Hartling@novascotia.ca
For more information on Provincial Procurement please visit our website:
157th CANS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HOW DID WE DO?
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The Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, held on October 4-6, 2019 at the Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre in Western Shore, NS was a big success!
Guests kicked off the weekend with two activities: a Golf Tournament held at The Chester Golf Course and an excursion to explore Mahone Bay followed by a tour of Saltbox Brewery with lunch catered by Circa 1860 Kitchen. At the golf tournament, first place went to Shane Sinclair, Dylan Smith, Stephen Gray and Brad Payne, and second place went to Vince Moseley, Doug Brophy, Jeremy Stewart and Michael Crossley.
At Saturday’s business sessions delegates heard from Canadian Construction Association’s Chair John Bockstael and Liam Daly, Manager of Public Affairs at CCA, who presented on the past year’s events and highlighted the Strategic Plan, CCA2023. Delegates also heard from CANS Committee Chairs about the progress that CANS has made over the past twelve months, and looked toward the future with a session to kick off the creation of the next CANS Strategic Plan.
Saturday’s Awards Luncheon recognized David Wilson’s contributions to the construction industry, as the recipient of the 2019 Honourary Life Membership Award. Through the designation of Honourary Life Membership, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia honours individuals who, through their deeds and actions, have significantly contributed to the betterment of the Association, the industry, and attainment of CANS’ goals and visions.
Long-term Member Awards were also presented to member companies that have held membership with the Association for 50 years or more. The following companies received their award at the AGM: Englobe Corp., Gallagher Canada Limited, South Shore Ready Mix Limited and Truefoam Limited. The Long-term Member Award honours companies who have shown their dedication, support, and commitment to the Association throughout the years and is an achievement to be proud of.
CANS also congratulated those members who have achieved 25 years of continuous membership by presenting them with a Bowman Award. G.J. Cahill & Co. (1979) Ltd., The Guarantee Company of North America and Wickwire Holm accepted their Bowman Awards at the AGM this year.
Delegates danced the night away in their Hawaiian shirts, leis and grass skirts, all ready for the Best Dressed Awards, to the musical talents of Big Fish at Saturday evening’s Hawaiian Luau!
Attendees: If you attended the 157th AGM, we would love to hear from you! Please submit feedback here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AGM19Delegate
Sponsors: If you sponsored the 157th AGM, keep your eye out for the sponsor feedback survey from Natalie!
SAVE THE DATE!
CANS 158th Annual General Meeting
When: October 2-4, 2020
Where: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa in Digby, Nova Scotia
Theme: The Great Gatsby (Jazz, flappers, glitz, glamour, champagne and decadence)
Register NOW! Click here to register for next year’s AGM, today!
Sponsor NOW! Contact Natalie at 902.210.1720 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
2019-2020 LONG-TERM MEMBER AWARDS
CANS congratulates those members who have achieved 50 years of continuous membership by presenting them with a Long-term Award.
- Englobe Corp.
- Gallagher Canada Limited
- South Shore Ready Mix Limited
- Truefoam Limited
- V.J. Rice Concrete Ltd.
2019-2020 BOWMAN AWARDS
CANS congratulates those members who have achieved 25 years of continuous membership by presenting them with a Bowman Award.
- Able Electric 2016 Limited
- Advanced Energy Management Ltd.
- Asbestos Abatement Ltd.
- Atlantic Explosives Ltd.
- Blaine F. MacLane Excavation Ltd.
- Fundy Electric Limited
- G.J. Cahill & Co. (1979) Ltd
- John Morrison Contracting Ltd.
- R.D.L. Construction Limited
- Sansom Equipment Ltd.
- Techno Hard Surfaces Limited
- The Guarantee Company of North America
- MacPhail Construction Ltd.
- Waller Agencies Limited
- Wickwire Holm
A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF OUR AGM SPONSORS!
Title Sponsor MARSH
App Sponsor Lindsay Construction
Diamond Sponsor Kent Building Supplies
Platinum Plus TD Banking
VIP Sponsor NSCC Foundation
Print Sponsor Halcraft Printers
Platinum AON Construction Services Group
Platinum Conrad Bros Ltd.
Platinum Nova Scotia Power
Gold AW Leil Cranes & Equipment
Gold Bird Stairs
Gold Black & McDonald
Gold BOYNECLARKE LLP
Gold Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Gold Dexter Construction
Gold Iron Dog Inc.
Gold PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Gold Pomerleau Inc.
Gold Procore Technologies
Gold Scientext Technical Writing Ltd.
Gold Stanhope Simpson Insurance
Gold Travelers Canada
Silver Arrow Construction Products
Silver Atlantica Contractors
Silver Battlefield Equipment Rentals
Silver Big Bang Promotional
Silver Bird Construction
Silver CBCL Limited
Silver DORA Construction
Silver Eastern Fence
Silver Heritage Gas
Silver Kent Mobile Shelters
Silver L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal Ltd.
Silver MacGregors Industrial Group
Silver Marco Group
Silver Marid Industries
Silver Meridia Recruitment Solutions
Silver Merit Nova Scotia
Silver Ocean Contractors Limited
Silver RKO Steel Ltd.
Silver The Guarantee Company of North America
Silver The Shaw Group
Silver Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
Silver WCB Nova Scotia
Water Sponsor Rogers Communications Canada
Golf Hole Sponsor CANS Group Health and Wellness
Golf Hole Sponsor MacFarlands Industrial
Golf Hole Sponsor MCT Insurance a division of BrokerLink
Golf Hole Sponsor NationTek
Golf Hole Sponsor Schooley Mitchell
Golf Hole Sponsor Steinhart Distillery
157th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING PHOTOS
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CANS 157 Annual General Meeting was held at Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre from October 4-6, 2019. In addition to celebrating our organization’s successes over the past year, CANS welcomed its new Board of Directors and bid farewell to the board members from the previous year who’ve retired.
Please join us in welcoming CANS 2019-2020 Board of Directors:
Tim Houtsma, Marid Industries Ltd. — Chair of the Board
Tom Skinner, RKO Steel Limited — Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Treasurer
Victoria Stanhope, Stanhope Simpson Insurance Ltd. — Vice-Chair of the Board
Chad Wiesner, Lindsay Construction
Matt Sancton, Sancton Group Inc.
Rene Cox, Bird Construction Group
David Wood, Municipal Contracting Ltd.
David MacGregor, MacGregors Industrial Group
Heather Cruickshanks, L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal
Charles Savoie, Black & McDonald Ltd.
Allan MacIntosh, MARCO Group
Gordon Shupe, Coastal Entrance Solutions
Gordon Gamble, Iron Dog Inc.
Jon Mullin, Grey Cardinal Management Inc.
Mark Isbister, Pomerleau Inc.
Mike Clements, Ocean Contractors Limited
Allison Coffin, Heritage Gas Limited
Elizabeth Smith, CBRE Limited
Gerard Jessome, Transporation and Infrastructure Renewal
Duncan Williams, President & CEO, Ex-Officio
Sheryl Farrington, Secretary to the Board
We would also like to recognize a retiring member, Devin Hartnell, Lindsay Construction, for his dedicated service on the board. Devin has been a member of CANS Board of Directors since 2015-2016. We appreciate the time and wisdom you contributed to the board over these years. Thank you for your service!
Historic decision: CCA Board and members unanimously approve modern governance structure
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has achieved a significant milestone in keeping with our promise in the 2018 – 2023 strategic plan to modernize the association. The new structure, enabled by updated by-laws in keeping with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, will include a smaller governance board of up to 20 members, supported by two new board committees (Audit/Finance and Nominations/Governance), as well as five National Advisory Councils (Civil; General Contractors; Manufacturers, Services and Suppliers; Local Construction Associations; and Trade Contractors). The new board will strengthen the voice of our association partners in at least two ways: two chief operating officers (COOs) will be nominated to the board and an LCA council has been created with a formal link to the Board. Read more about this decision on CCA’s website.