Celebrating our centennial

In November 1918, 191 construction industry delegates representing general contractors, trade contractors and manufacturers got together with a noble purpose. In the words of H. Elgie of Toronto:

“We want to make the building industry of Canada the best industry of Canada. It is worthy of it and we should consider it our duty.”

From these early meetings held at the Château Laurier in Ottawa, the Association of Canadian Building and Construction Industries was formed. This name was kept until 1928 when we became the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

Starting at the 2018 CCA conference in Banff, we will highlight important industry achievements throughout the year and cap off the year with a dinner at the Château Laurier, where it all began.