b'CCA UPDATEJOIN CCA BY MARY VAN BUREN, PRESIDENT, CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATIONIN CHAMPIONING THE ISSUESADVOCATING AGAINSTTHAT MATTER TO YOU FOREIGN LOBBYING IN CANADAInitiated by the Alberta Construction Association, CCA worked with the Industry and Regulatory Affairs (IARA) s we leave a summer season of politicalcommittee to develop a policy to address foreign agents who A campaigning, the Canadian Constructionare investing millions of dollars in groups that are lobbying Association (CCA) is leveraging the 2019 federalagainst the construction of pipelines. CCAs board approved a election to engage with our members and strengthenpolicy for CCA to now advocate for a ban on foreign money our political action in support of our vision to Build a for domestic organizations and groups seeking to lobby the better Canada. federal government on issues that could have an impact on investor confidence in Canada and the development and INCREASING OUR INFLUENCE approval of projects.WITH GOVERNMENTWith the federal election coming up, CCA is building on theENHANCING MEMBER SERVICESmomentum from last years Hill Day with a website dedicatedGold Seal onlineto advocate our issues directly to members of parliamentThe Gold Seal Certification Programs transition to online (MP) and election candidates.exams included everything from an update to the application New this year is the ability to send from the website a pre- portal to the actual exams themselves. Moving to a digital populated letter to your local MP or election candidate toplatform enhances experience as well as enables faster marking advance the industrys agenda with the government. Takeand collecting feedback.action today at construction4cdns.ca. There is strength in numbers, and the more letters received, the more our voice Becoming a best-in-class associationis heard. CCAs board has grown to 90 directors, well outside best practices for optimal and effective decision-making. At the The website, launched June 20, champions national issuesboard meeting in May, directors strongly endorsed the final that matter to our members, including strengthening investorrecommendations brought forward by the governance renewal confidence, long-term infrastructure planning, supportingworking group. The new model will result in a smaller board; innovation and attracting a skilled and diverse workforce.a new national advisory council to represent five sector Our Hill at Home day is also well underway. CCA is settingvoices, including civil, trade contractors, general contractors, up meetings for chief operating officers (COOs) of localmanufacturers and suppliers and local construction associations, our board and corporate members to meet withassociations (LCAs); and two new board committees (audit/their local MP to present the issues in person, increasing thefinance and nominations/governance), leading to increased impact of our advocacy efforts. opportunities to engage more people with the CCA.The association has also spearheaded a campaign to celebrateLETS STAY IN CONTACTthe industry and its importance to Canada with the very firstPlease email me at mvanburen@cca-acc.com if you have any National Construction Day on November 26, 2019. Stayfeedback or comments on how CCA can serve you better. tuned for more details on this special day. Hear what is going on by subscribing to CCAs newsletter Through these initiatives and others, CCA has increasedat bit.ly/ccasubscribe, by following @ConstructionCAN on its advocacy efforts, developing targeted campaigns andTwitter or by looking up Canadian Construction Association responding proactively to issues that arise.on LinkedIn.12 SOUTHERN INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION'