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 [...]

16 01, 2023

Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors

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

VRCA 2023 Board of Directors Nominees A vote that matters to your business success. Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors is one of the most important benefits of membership. The VRCA Board is highly instrumental in determining the strategic direction, efficacy, and advocacy of the Association. There are two ways to cast your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2020

New and updated CCDC Documents – available now

By |December 14th, 2020|In The News, VRCA Store|

An updated version of CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ 2020 is now available for purchase through the VRCA store, along with two new CCDC documents: *same price as the 2008 edition* This 2020 edition of CCDC’s flagship document features some important and well-needed changes, including a new approach towards payment legislations, the [...]

30 11, 2020

City of Vancouver’s VanMap is Being Replaced

By |November 30th, 2020|In The News|

Have you had a chance to try out the City of Vancouver’s new VanMap? This version has better performance (faster) and works on mobile phones. If you have used Legacy VanMap in the past, drop in at one of these virtual sessions to learn how to use the new VanMap. This is your chance [...]

9 10, 2020

Federal government extends SR&ED tax credit filing dates

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

The Canadian government has extended the deadline for businesses to file claims for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits. What does the extension mean for Canadian construction companies? Not only do companies have more time to file their claims; the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has also reduced its refund processing time [...]

9 10, 2020

New Member Relationship Manager joins VRCA team

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

We are excited to announce that effective October 19, Joe Vales will be VRCA’s new Member Relationship Manager! In his position, Joe will be the daily point of contact for members and prospective members and serve as their trusted advisor and champion. A talented relationship builder and natural dot-connector, Joe will seek to understand [...]

20 07, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended, redesigned

By |July 20th, 2020|COVID-19, In The News|

On July 17, the federal government announced proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) that would broaden the reach of the program and provide better targeted support so that more workers can return to their jobs quickly as the economy restarts. Click here for more details, including the revised rate structure of [...]

26 06, 2020

CBA legal challenge heads to B.C. Court of Appeal

By |June 26th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement|

The construction industry partners challenging B.C.’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) will be in court July 16 and 17 to appeal the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that stalled the judicial review last February. The B.C. Court of Appeal will be asked to overturn Supreme Court Justice Christopher Giaschi’s decision striking portions of the petition for [...]

12 06, 2020

Here Comes the Workforce of Tomorrow

By |June 12th, 2020|In The News|

Big changes lie ahead for British Columbia’s $22 billion construction sector. But what will the shift mean for the people on the ground?Between today and 2032, recent and forthcoming energy and climate regulations will fundamentally change the way we build, heat, cool, plumb, and connect new buildings in this province. As of that year, [...]

27 04, 2020

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance details released

By |April 27th, 2020|COVID-19, In The News|

The Government of Canada has released additional details about the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program, which will lower rent by 75 per cent for small businesses affected by COVID-19. The program will provide qualifying commercial property owners with forgivable loans to cover 50 per cent of monthly rents payable by small business [...]

20 04, 2020

ITC Construction Group accepts Scott Construction’s #LunchBoxChallenge

By |April 20th, 2020|In The News|

Scott Construction Group has partnered with ITC Construction Group to launch the #LunchBoxChallenge to support local restaurants while also protecting the health of its employees during COVID-19. The idea of the #LunchBoxChallenge is simple: construction companies buy lunches locally for their sites and nominate another company to do the same. “Our mental health committee [...]

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