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13 11, 2023

VRCA Division Meeting Updates

By |November 13th, 2023|In The News|

VRCA Division Meeting Updates VRCA Division meetings can be the most valuable time spent with your membership. The opportunity to speak with industry peers is paramount for the health and prosperity of our industry and the success of our members’ businesses. We thank everyone who participated in person and online.   October\November 2023 Division [...]

13 02, 2023

Congratulations 2023 VRCA Bursary recipients!

By |February 13th, 2023|In The News|

We are grateful and overwhelmed by our members’ tremendous response as we complete the first-ever VRCA Bursary Awards Program. Congratulations to each of our very deserving 2023 VRCA Bursary recipients and many thanks to our Bursary Partners who generously contributed to provide eight $1,000 bursaries. Fort Modular presenting to Sorrel Dumaresq, Electrical Foundation [...]

13 02, 2023

Congratulations to the new VRCA 2023/24 Board of Directors!

By |February 13th, 2023|In The News|

Congratulations to the new VRCA 2023/24 Board of Directors. We are very pleased to welcome the following newly elected directors to the team: Scott Adkins, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Scott Harcus, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Paul Demeule, Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Corey Dandurand, Victaulic Company We are also very happy [...]

2 02, 2023

2023 Awards of Excellence Nominations are Now Open!

By |February 2nd, 2023|In The News|

What better way to celebrate your hard work than with a project nomination for the Awards of Excellence! Through this competition, you will have the opportunity to showcase your company’s commitment to quality, professionalism, and craftmanship. Three Silver Award winners will be selected in 17 project categories, for their use of innovative techniques, new materials, safety records, and exceptional project [...]

30 01, 2023

2023 YCL Committee

By |January 30th, 2023|In The News|

Elections for the VRCA Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”) 2023 Committee were completed January 26, 2023. We thank Kyle Davis, 2022 Past Chair, for his many years of commitment to the to the Young Construction Leaders, for his efforts in rebranding from the former U40, and in drafting new Terms of Reference, which were approved [...]

23 01, 2023

Inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards : Partners, Judges, and Recipients

By |January 23rd, 2023|In The News|

The inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards will take place during the Annual General Meeting, February 7, 2023. We are very grateful to the following Bursary Partners who have generously matched VRCA funds to provide eight $1,000 bursaries to students currently enrolled in construction-related programs in the Lower Mainland.           We would [...]

19 01, 2023

Short Term Lease Available Now

By |January 19th, 2023|In The News|

OPPORTUNITY Located off Boundary Road at 3636 East 4th Avenue, is the opportunity to rent a light and airy office space, comprising 4 private offices, an open-plan work area and kitchen. This location provides exceptional access to major traffic arteries, so your team and clients can come to work by public transit, the Gilmore SkyTrain [...]

16 01, 2023

Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting

By |January 16th, 2023|In The News|

Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”) Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting at 3:30pm, Thursday, January 26, 2023, to elect the 2023/24 YCL Executive Committee and fill the remaining committee vacancies. Each nominee will have the opportunity to tell us why they’re the best for the job, so [...]

14 04, 2022

Construction Industry Faces Yet Another Challenge: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market

By |April 14th, 2022|Advocacy, Membership|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosted a free, online panel discussion on what is currently the hottest topic in construction: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market. Over 215 association members attended the 90-minute session, which broke attendance records for the VRCA’s online events. Donna Grant, President, moderated, with the following panelists fielding questions [...]

18 10, 2021

Regional Construction Associations Partner with BCCA Employee Benefit Trust to Provide Flu Shots for Industry

By |October 18th, 2021|In The News|

Inoculation will protect industry from seasonal flu and keep work sites active As our province continues to contend with the COVID-19 Pandemic, British Columbia’s construction industry has shown resilience and responsibility, allowing BC’s construction sites to remain open and safe. To further display a commitment to a healthy workforce, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association [...]

27 09, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By |September 27th, 2021|Our Team|

  September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The VRCA office will [...]

20 09, 2021

BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) to launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT)

By |September 20th, 2021|Occupational Health & Safety|

This fall, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) will launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT) a series of 5 courses beginning with Asbestos 101 (Awareness Training) with specialty courses to follow. Courses are self-paced and accessible online 24/7. Asbestos Control Training is complimented by BCCSA’s newly developed Asbestos Control Tool, an easy to use resource [...]

7 06, 2021

Every Child Matters – Support Links

By |June 7th, 2021|In The News|

The VRCA extends our heartfelt wishes for peace and healing to the many members of our industry who have been so deeply affected. Below are links and phone numbers should you require any support or assistance: Indian Residential School Survivors Society - 24/7 national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419 KUU-US Crisis Line Society: First Nations [...]

7 06, 2021

COVID-19 sick leave reimbursement application: Action requested

By |June 7th, 2021|COVID-19|

In order to apply for the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Paid Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program, you need to sign up for WorkSafeBC’s online services. Through this program, which will be available starting June 15, employers can apply to be reimbursed for up to three days of wages paid to workers for COVID-19-related sick leave. How to [...]

6 07, 2020

VRCA says thank you and farewell to Chantal Lauzon

By |July 6th, 2020|Our Team|

It is with much regret that we announce the resignation of Chantal Lauzon, VRCA’s Manager, Member Relations, who is leaving her role at VRCA for an exciting new opportunity effective July 9, 2020. Chantal joined the VRCA team in 2019 and quickly established herself as a trusted advisor and advocate for our members [...]

10 12, 2018

Know your responsibilities when dealing with asbestos on your job sites

By |December 10th, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

The following article has been contributed by WorkSafeBC. Asbestos exposure remains the leading cause of occupational disease in the province. Those with the highest risk of exposure are maintenance, custodial and contract workers hired for repairs or renovations in and around commercial buildings. Under the Workers Compensation Act, commercial property owners are required to [...]

3 12, 2018

VRCA issues call for nominations to the 2019/20 Board of Directors and Divisional Councils

By |December 3rd, 2018|Membership|

VRCA has issued the call for nominations for the 2019/20 Board of Directors, Divisional Councils and Vice Chairs. The following message was emailed by VRCA president Fiona Famulak to all integrated VRCA members on November 29. VRCA’s Board of Directors is responsible for governing the association i.e. leading and guiding the association towards achieving [...]

26 11, 2018

Urgent feedback needed regarding steel safeguards (tariffs)

By |November 26th, 2018|Advocacy|

VRCA continues to advocate vigorously on its members' behalf to secure a solution to the tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum and safeguards (tariffs) on non-U.S. steel products. At very short notice, via the B.C. Construction Association, we have been asked by the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch of B.C.’s Ministry of Jobs, Trade [...]

19 11, 2018

YVR to host construction opportunities open house

By |November 19th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is currently undergoing a multi-year expansion plan that will see the airport invest over $9 billion in its capital development program over the next 20 years. YVR will hold a briefing on its 2019 construction program to explain how organizations can be involved in this plan. There will also be [...]

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