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CAM News & Updates
CAM's Summer Hours

cameng-May262020-1.pngThe CAM office will be working our summer schedule.  During July and August, we’ll be closed every Friday.  If your issue is urgent or time-sensitive, you can reach Nancy by email.

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President's Message


After 5 months of COVID-19 reporting, there really isn’t anything new to discuss about the pandemic or how it’s affecting our industry. We already know.

Since March, our safety measures and diligence have become ingrained in our everyday work and interaction with our customers. Our members are all open and are accepting the business that they can handle, depending on their own staffing capabilities due to the enticement for staff of the CERB program. And many of us (CAM included) are seeing the finite end approaching of the federal financial relief with the hopes that the Fall will bring more business than usual.

It’s such a relief to know that Canadians, for the most part, have taken this virus seriously and, by and large, are collectively behaving in a way that gives hope that more provinces can follow Atlantic Canada and start to *bubble* soon. As people get more confident with the interaction, there is a strong optimism that moves that have been put off will be reconsidered for later this summer or early fall. Of course, that may all change this week, as we find out the effects of Canada Day celebrations and Quebec's Moving Day on July 1st.

While the relocation business is starting to pick up, we all know it won’t be at last year’s levels. However, one thing we can count on this summer is the heat and humidity. That, we already know, has been a bigger problem this year with the use of masks. It’s time for my yearly reminder about the importance for you to educate your crews about heat exhaustion and dehydration.

While doing a bit of research on this, I kept coming across Canadian medical experts stating over and over again that when you exert yourself while wearing a mask, you will breathe heavier and be rebreathing some of that air, causing your body to heat up quicker than it would if you were just going at a normal pace. In worst case scenarios, without a break, accelerated body heat could lead to heat exhaustion.

Make sure your crews take plenty of breaks and drink lots of water and sports drinks to help cool them down and rehydrate. Check below to remind yourself of the signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

It’s going to be a long summer for a whole lot of reasons … let’s make it a healthy one.

Be smart. Be vigilant. Be safe.



We’d like to welcome five new members to the Association!  These three movers and two suppliers have all joined CAM’s roster of professional moving and industry supplier companies.

Meet our new Independent Mover Members!

cameng-july72020-3a.pngHK Movers, located in Brampton, have been in the business for over 20 years.  Harminder Kiler is the owner and operator and works hard to exceed customer’s expectations.  HK Movers handles a variety of moving, packing, storage and crating services.

HK Movers
(corporate: Kaler Transport & Moving Services Inc.)
Harminder Kiler, Owner & Operator
140 Advance Blvd, Unit 10, Brampton, ON L6T 4Z8
Tel: 416-524-6704
Email |  Website

cameng-july72020-3b.pngLet's Get Moving Canada is a near paperless, six-year old moving operation that works out of North York and services Ontario and Québec.  The crews come in they take an Ipad, a payment terminal, a phone, and tool box and out the door they go.  They work off an app and are tracked on a GPS system.

Let's Get Moving Canada
Tiam Behdarvandan, Owner
101-1805 Wilson Ave., Toronto (North York), ON M9M 1A2
Tel: 416-752-3254; Toll free: 1-877-245-3254
Email |  Website

cameng-july72020-3c.pngAndrey Butenko and his wife having been growing Nibia Movers for about four years.  Their operation in the Calgary area focusses on moving as well as limited storage.  Their busiest moving corridor is Alberta-BC.

Nibia Movers
Andrey Butenko, Owner
229 33 Street NE, Unit 200, Calgary, AB T4A 4Y6
Tel: 403-455-0262; Toll free: 1-844-504-6683
Email | Website

Meet our new Supplier Members!

cameng-july72020-3d.pngPlaceHolder Canada Inc. offers an online service to help companies put their excess warehouse space to work generating revenue for them.  They service the Greater Toronto and Calgary areas. Reach out to Co-Founder Jeremy Gilman at 647-313-2332 or by email if you’d like to know more.

cameng-july72020-3e.jpgStorageVault Canada Inc. owns and operates over 200 self-storage locations and units across Canada.  If you or your customers are looking for some additional storage space, visit their website to find a store near you.  You can contact Jan Belik at 416-358-5991 or by email for more information.

CAM Supplier:  Multi Trolley



In these tough times companies are looking to become more efficient, ensure employee safety and protect their finances. How can Multi Trolley help you? Our ergonomic cart allows a single user to move heavy furniture by using our patented method. You simply Mount the Cart on the side of the item, Tilt it and Roll it away. This protects the user from unnecessary strain on the body and increases professionality. All parts and posts are adjustable and can be removed so they can fit the item at hand, such as desks, beds, sofas, panels, doors and much more – and it has a 250 kg / 550 lb capacity. It’s currently available through ADVANTAGE BOX (and others).

We are based in Sweden and Multi Trolley is used in 20+ countries. For more information, videos and to learn how to use our products, visit You can also search for your nearest distributor.

Know Your Mover: BBB Study reveals scammers price gouge, take belongings hostage and destroy goods

camengjuly72020-5bbb.jpgReleased on June 30th, CAM was proud to help assist with connecting the U.S. BBB with the right people in the industry, the initial research, and editing on this study.  Although this is USA-focused, we were able to get a few things added to ‘Canadianize’ it for the BBBs above the border.

Are you getting your BBB leads?

Every so often CAM, as a member of the BBB Central Ontario, receives leads thought the BBB lead program.  We accept them and forward them on to the three closest members to the postal code and advise the consumer that they could be hearing from XX and XX.  On occasion, the consumer has come back to CAM to ask questions and review our information.  They express appreciation for providing trusted movers to them.

We’re not sure if the lead program is running at each BBB, so why not check and make sure that you are on their lead list to get an additional opportunity?!  If you don’t know how to contact your BBB, here’s the listing of all of them


Blue Bins newest staff member has arrived!

bluebinscameng0july72020.pngWe all know Joe Lopes has the biggest smile - it’s even bigger, as he and his wife Elisa have a new granddaughter!  Lana Lopes Batista arrived on July 3rd, weighing in at 5 lbs 15 oz.   Patricia and Lana are both doing well.  A big congratulations to Patricia and her husband Tony from everyone at CAM!

COVID-19 Update

cam4apr232020.jpgFor the first time since mid-February, we have nothing new to advise you with regards to COVID-19.  But as we all know, life changes in a heartbeat, and we may have updates on our website.  We encourage you to check our COVID-19 section regularly, as Nancy is still monitoring the various government briefings every day and that’s where we’re posting breaking news. Be smart.  Be vigilant.  Be safe.

Feature Spotlight

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Premiere Van Lines

The Canadian moving industry generates over $2 Billion each year. As part of the Premiere Van Lines franchise and Atlas Van Lines agent, your business can grow from a local or regional mover to become part of a national network. Take advantage of our advertising programs that drive business to your door. We provide all the training and tools you will need to be successful in this industry.

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Heat Exhaustion Reminder


It’s hot. It’s humid. The job is manual. There’s not a lot of rest. The perfect conditions for heat exhaustion.

There are two types of heat exhaustion:

  1. Water depletion. Signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache and loss of consciousness.
  2. Salt depletion. Signs include nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps and dizziness.

If any of your crew has symptoms of heat exhaustion, it's essential to immediately get them out of the heat and rest, preferably in an air-conditioned room. If you can't them get inside, try to find the nearest cool and shady place and have them remove any tight or unnecessary clothing and drink plenty of fluid (avoid caffeine, alcohol and energy drinks). If you have the opportunity, apply other cooling measures such as fans or ice towels.

If such measures fail to provide relief within 15 minutes, seek emergency medical help because untreated heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke. Click here for more information on heat exhaustion.

It is important that you explain to your customer what is going on – they may be able to assist with comfort and care, rather than call CAM later to complain that your crew is sitting around or taking forever to complete their move.

As Sgt. Phil Esterhaus used to say on Hill Street Blues ... “Let’s be careful out there!”

24 Words and Phrases That Make You Sound Boring and Turn People Off


Every business sector has jargon. It’s largely known that you shouldn’t use those terms much outside of that field or people won’t know what you are talking about. Beyond jargon, there are other things that people should not say if they want to reach their potential. The things we say can have a profound impact not only on those we say them to but also to ourselves.

Smart people avoid saying the wrong thing to their teams. Highly successful people know they just have to open their minds and consider the purpose behind their words. A little thought before we speak will make our words have more meaning. Plus, it will make us sound smarter.

Golf registrations are starting to roll in!

Yes, you really ARE thinking about golf! We’ve started to get golf registrations and are excited that we’ll be able to see you in person in less than three months!

Our golf day is set for Monday, September 14th at Carlisle Golf Club, a 20-minute drive from Burlington, Ontario. A golf package includes your round of golf, lunch, one adult beverage, and dinner.

Have a foursome you’d like to register? We have a *new foursome rate* that will save you $50!

Registration and golf information can be found on our Golf Day event page. Please register now but we won't be collecting fees until closer to the event.

Interested in sponsoring the tournament or a hole activity, or providing prizes? I t’s super easy! Please check our options.


Product Spotlight



Snowbirds Auto Connection Ltd.

Snowbirds Auto Connection is a family-owned and operated vehicle transport company providing reliable, door-to-door, damage-free transportation across Canada and the U.S. SAC offers a variety of services including coast-to-coast transportation, cross-border relocation and vehicle storage.

Learn More


Your ad could be here! Click above for more information about this exciting opportunity.

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2020 CAM Conference

Later this summer, we plan on sending around a quick questionnaire to assess our members’ willingness or desire to meet in November at a toned-down meeting in the Toronto area, if the Government allows it.  For now, we are in a holding pattern.  In the meantime, we are so grateful to the following for their continued support.


Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2021 CAM Conference – November 14 – 16, 2021, Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton AB. | | Media Kit
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