Memory lane

Don Chutter, MBA, CAE
CCA General Manager 1946 – 1977

Most of Don Chutter’s 30 years of Canadian Construction Association (CCA) service was as its general manager (this position is now called president). Don was the first in Ottawa to receive the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. Volunteer positions included presidency of the Ottawa chapters of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Project Management Institute and the Ottawa Rotary Club. Don was a long-time member of the National Building Code Committee and the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee and was co-chair of the Metric Commission’s Construction Sector Committee. He was a Canadian employer delegate to several general sessions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva and was employer chairman of a 29-nation ILO Construction Committee Conference there.
Don established the Ottawa office of Revay and Associates Limited in 1977 and retired in 1998. He was a director of the Ottawa Construction Association (1984 – 1990) and executive director of the General Contractors Association of Ottawa (1999 – 2012).

In the beginning

Don Chutter
March 12, 2018

How did the Canadian Construction Association get started? Learn about CCA’s predecessors and some of the early leaders who provided a firm foundation for CCA’s growth and development. Did you know that Prime Minister Lester Pearson spoke at CCA’s first convention?

Positive post-war progress

Don Chutter
April 3, 2018

What were some of Canadian Construction Association’s early wins? Learn about why CCA spent a lot of time urging provincial governments urging to accept federal funding for highways.