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Volume 5 | March 11, 2022
Have you Registered for the ECAO- JEPP 2022 AGMs and Gala Night ?!
We are thrilled to announce that the Registration for ECAO- JEPP 2022 AGMs and Gala Night has opened! We are so excited to meet everyone back in-person! Just like 2019, this year ECAO is again partnering with our industry partners from the Joint Electrical Promotional Plan (JEPP) with the objective of bringing more ECAO members together to better understand how JEPP initiatives promote our industry.

Reserve your calendars for May 18-19, 2022.The theme this year for our Gala Night is Masquerade BallECAO has also secured special discounts rates with Air Canada for the event. Book Your Flights Here.

The Annual General Meeting for ECAO is on May 18th, which is open to only ECAO Members and JEPP Annual General Meeting is on May 19th, which is open to all members!

We will have colour-coded lanyards, masks, and sanitizers to make sure everyone is comfortable while socializing and this event is safe for everyone.
Sponsorship Opportunities
There are a lot of Sponsorship opportunities available! Please Click Here .
ECAO prides itself as a strong united community in our industry and now it is time for us to show support for communities in Ukraine who need our help.

We will be donating to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal fund. In addition, ECAO will offer to match any donations made by our ECAO members or from their Local ECAs.

You can donate directly to #HelpUkraineNow Visit to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
ECAO 2022 Annual Industry Conference Inclusions
Register for the ECAO 2022 Annual Industry Conference in Prague from September 17/18 to September 24, 2022.

Conference Inclusions

  • 6 nights standard accommodation, September 18-24, 2022, inclusive of hotel taxes and service charges
  • Welcome Evening in the Hotel including Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Wine
  • Guided Historical Walking Tour of Old Town
  • 6 Full Breakfasts in the Hotel
  • 2 Half Day Business Sessions for ECAO Members & Affiliate Partners
  • 2 Partner Program Activities for Members’ Companions during the Business Sessions
  • Exclusive Group Dinner & Unlimited Wine & Beer at the Pilsner House
  • Exclusive Group Dinner at Mlynec Restaurant, including wine and Open Bar
  • ECAO Networking Lounge x 3 evenings
  • ECAO 1-hour Farewell Cocktail Reception including Canapes and Open Bar

CLICK HERE to view the Program of Events.

Register for Session 3 of D&I Leadership Surge Training
Why Do CEOs of Global Companies Rank Leadership Development as One of their Top Five Human Capital Strategies?
Strong leaders drive competitive advantage. They’re better positioned to navigate change, attract and retain top talent, and drive higher productivity through increased engagement. Despite the proven benefits, most leaders say they’re not satisfied with their organization’s development offerings. Sound familiar?

Leadership Surge offers comprehensive leadership development programs and training to help your organization address your leadership gap and prepare your team for the future. Led by Alex Willis, Leadership Surge delivers high-energy, highly effective services and programs that positively impact organizational culture.

This training has been designed to address the unique challenges faced by electrical contractors on this very topical subject.

Please reserve your calendars for May 10th, from 10 am to 12 noon EST. Zoom Link will be provided on March 17th, April 5th and May 02nd.
ECAO Awards
D.J.B Wright Award 2022 Application
It is that time of year again where we look to celebrate one of our own for their significant contributions to the ECAO and the electrical contracting industry.
Past recipients were recognized for their commitment to the work of the giving back of their own time to volunteer on numerous industry committees and contributions to their respective local communities.
If you wish to honour one of your members, please fill the 2022 application or reach out to Cathy and she would be more than pleased to help you fill in application for someone you feel is deserving of this award.

This year we are hopeful that we can resume an in-person ECAO Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on May 18th and we would like to honour the 2022 recipient at this event.
Please raise this at your next local ECA meeting and discuss possible candidates for the DJB Wright Award. For reference past recipients are below:

  • Brad Vollmer, Vollmer Inc. (2021)
  • Fred Black, Adcoa Holding Inc. (2020)
  • Bill McKee, Carleton Electric Ltd. (2018)
  • John Wright, Stratford (2017)
  • Ove Bakmand, Net Electric (2016)
  • Dan Lancia, Holaco Installations Limited (2015)
  • Garry Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Electrical Contractor Inc. (2013)
  • George Docherty, Guild Electric Ltd. (2010)
Let me know if I can be of any help in pulling together an application for someone you feel is eligible for this prestigious award.
It is not often we can celebrate our members contributions, but this is one time we can.
Save the Date for R. Hugh Carroll Safety Awards
The ECAO Hugh Carroll Safety Awards recognizes ECAO members who strive to put safety first in their day-to-day operations. The award was first launched in 2000 to recognize the significant contribution ECAO member, R. Hugh Carroll made in the field of health and safety in the electrical contracting industry. 
Full detailed answers to application questions will ensure consideration of all the available information in the scoring process, giving your company the best chance of success in the evaluation process.

Prior to submitting an application, we encourage applicants to review the points below:

  • A 3-person panel will review each application and score each answer out of ten (10). The median of the three (3) scores will be the final question score.

  • Ensure that all questions have been answered. Unanswered questions will result in a 0/10 score for the question and effect the overall application score.

  • Best possible scores will be achieved where questions are answered thoroughly, including the detail required to allow the panel to understand the efforts.
  • Fully complete the accident statistics section.

  • For companies engaged in a health and safety management system, continuous improvement process, or have been audited by an accredited third-party health and safety provider, ensure that it is indicated on the application.

Typically, this event was done during our Annual General Meeting, however, in 2021 we launched it as an exclusive event! Once again, we are excited to recognize members who are working diligently to ensure safe working conditions. These efforts result in fewer injures, improved morale, better business performance and continue to show that we are leaders in health and safety. This year, Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer of Ontario will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker.

For any queries, please contact Adam at
CCA welcomes Brendan Nobes as Chair of its 2022-2023 Board of Directors
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is pleased to announce that Brendan Nobes is the Chair of the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. CCA sincerely thanks outgoing chair, Ray Bassett, for his dedicated leadership.

Nobes is the Director of Major Projects for RCS construction, a general contracting firm building landmark projects throughout Atlantic Canada, where he exemplifies the rcs client-centric approach providing comprehensive services to customers on major builds – from conception to completion.

A 35-year veteran of the construction industry, Nobes has worked as a site superintendent, senior estimator, senior project manager and project manager representing the owner. Working at all levels in construction – from design review and document preparation to scheduling, budgeting, cost forecasting and tender package preparation – Nobes has adopted a “cradle to grave” approach to construction management.

NETCO 2022 Conference
Energize and Educate EAST COAST STYLE! 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 27-28, 2022! 
In Person Conference

The Atlantica Hotel Halifax, NS