Monthly Archive:: November 2014

Members in the News: IKO launches special promotion for military personnel

IKO has relaunched its “IKO Salutes You” promotion, offering a special deal to all active members and veterans of both the Canadian and United States military.

Kenney encourages careers in trades

Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, this month delivered the keynote address at the Building Meaning Project National Roundtable, hosted by Cardus. In it, he championed careers in skilled trades and outlined the government’s efforts to bridge the talent gap.

Sherway Gardens’ vegetated roof marks GTA first

Toronto’s Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre has set an eco-friendly first by hosting the Greater Toronto Area’s largest vegetated roof on a single, freestanding commercial structure.

Skills Canada’s trades and a technology week a success in Ottawa

This month, Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) launched its tenth National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, creating awareness for students and educators of the incredible career opportunities available in skilled trades and technologies across Canada.

Contractors and educators tackle labour issues in NL

Construction industry reps and partners convened at the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council conference in St. John’s this November to share their thoughts on skilled trades training and education. Attendees included construction firms like HJ. O’Connell, whose president, Len Knox, emphasized the need for everyone to play their part in addressing the talent shortage.

Ensure performance by connecting your roofing tools to the correct power source

Ensuring the best performance and productivity from your tools can be as simple as knowing where to plug in your equipment. The type and location of the power source, as well as the length of the electrical cords used and the thickness of the wire, can be crucial to not only tool performance but worker

Ontario Ministry of Labour undergoing “significant revitalization of Ontario workplace health and safety system”

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is leading the change on “one of the most significant revitalizations of Ontario’s workplace health and safety system in the last 30 years”, according to Labour Minster Kevin Flynn.

Members in the News: Flynn and Bullfrog Power enter green energy partnership

Flynn Group of Companies and Bullfrog Power this month announced a new green energy partnership that will see Flynn’s Toronto-based Northern Facades manufacturing facility bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity and 100% green natural gas.

ROOFTech 2015: Exhibitor space still open!

Exhibition space is filling up fast for ROOFTech 2015. At over 60% sold out, now is the time to secure your company’s spot at the largest exposition for roofing technology and products in Canada.

Minister Kenney talks jobs and skills at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce

In a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, highlighted how government and industry must work together to ensure Canadians have the skills and training needed for jobs in demand in the Canadian economy. He explained that this is the route to Canada’s future economic opportunities and