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ECAO Annual General Meeting

This year ECAO will be recognizing our award winners during the September 12 reception. The prestigious DJB Wright award and our Hugh Carroll Safety Awards. Below are some reasons why you should attend this annual meeting. If you wish to register please contact Cathy Frederickson at

The top reasons why you should come to the ECAO Annual Meeting and 70s Reception?

1. Celebrate: This is an occasion to celebrate our annual safety award winners; to recognize retiring board members; to award the distinguished D.J.B. Wright Award to a contractor who has contributed to the promotion of our industry; to acknowledge our 70th anniversary.


2. Network: Meeting other members across Ontario is an opportunity to exchange views and best practices. ECAO Affiliate Partners will get a chance to showcase their services and products that are beneficial to your business.


3. Participate: This is the one opportunity where ECAO can provide its members with its annual report and financials; to demonstrate what ECAO is doing for our members and what is new at ECAO. 


4. Community: While ECAO is building the electrical contractor community, members are encouraged to show their support of our association that represents their interests and lobbies on behalf of contractors. It is also an opportunity to meet the new ECAO Executive Director, Graeme Aitken.


5. Fun: This year is our 70th Anniversary with a 70s theme reception. Most of us have fond memories of some of the things from the 70s, like clothes, music and food. Join us for an evening of fun, along with your companions.


6. Location, Location, Location: Blue Mountain Resort.


IBEW All Canada Progress Meeting

Delegates attending the IBEW All Canada Progress Meeting in Moncton August 14-16th.

Below is Melissa Young Executive Director, NETCO and Executive Director of ECAO at the IBEW All Canada Progress meeting in Moncton, NB.


Labour News

Revamped electrical contractor training prioritizes technology

The National Contractors Association of America (NECA) is looking to revamp its apprenticeship program to include more technology like BIM, Building Information Technology, as programs like these continue to gain acceptance in the construction spectrum. There is also a move to towards more electronic documentation on construction job sites.



Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)- Labour Market Information for the Electricity Sector


EHRC has undertaken a major research effort to gather information on workforce demographics, human resource needs, post-secondary training and labour markets to support planning efforts for a wide range of electricity sector stakeholders. This study forms part of EHRC's ongoing LMI research that has provided insight into the sector since 2004.

Industry News

Toronto condo to be tallest residential tower in Canada

ECAO16082018i.jpgStanding at 308 metres tall, The One Condos will feature 18 floors of retail, with the rest slated for residential. The height of the building was a product of residential and retail clients asking for increased ceiling heights.

A new condo development in Toronto will be “One” of a kind in Canada, says its developer.

“This is one-of-a-kind in terms of what we’re doing here, in terms of design, in terms of construction, in terms of materials, in terms of structural engineering,” said Sam Mizrahi, president of Mizrahi Developments. “The One is unique in that sense.” 

Standing at 308 metres tall and 85 storeys high, The One Condos, located at 1 Bloor Street West, at the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor streets in Toronto’s Yorkville 


Member Benefit Highlight

Ideal Industries Releases New SecuriTEST IP Tester

This product enables testers to install, test, troubleshoot and document IP/digital, HD coax and analogue CCTV camera systems with a single unit. It can also provide power to cameras via PoE or standard 12 V DC power using its internal Li-lon battery. 


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