Update from CCA’s final Board meeting of 2023

CCA’s Board of Directors met in Ottawa, following our largest Hill Day yet and meetings of our highly engaged National Advisory Councils.

CCA Board considers updated scope definition

Recognizing the important role our members play in housing – from multi-unit builds to enabling infrastructure like roads, clean water, power connection and sewage – CCA will be revising its current definition of representing firms that work in the “industrial, commercial, institutional and civil” sector to also to include the multi-residential/mixed-use sector. The final wording will be approved at the Board meeting in March 2024.

Two new training programs will be made available through our integrated partner associations

  • In support of the industry’s effort to be more inclusive, CCA has partnered with WomanAct to offer micro-courses to address harassment. These will be provided through our integrated partner associations at no cost to members and will be available in early 2024.
  • CCA will be launching the Building Skills for Climate Change: Low-Carbon Training Program, funded in part by the Government of Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program and the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC).

    Offered virtually through our integrated partner associations in the federally mandated provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, this complimentary training program aims at upskilling building professionals to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon practices, reduce emissions, and contribute to Canada’s Climate Action Plan.

CCA’s governance gets stamp of approval

Each year CCA invites partners and members involved in CCA’s governance to complete a “pulse check” survey. We use this feedback to gather suggestions on potential areas to improve.

At least 84 per cent of those surveyed agreed with the following statements that:

  1. The Board is effective.
  2. CCA has adopted proven governance methods and tools.
  3. NACs help to advance engagement and NACs provide useful insight to inform CCA’s priorities.

Of note this year, is the improvement in the reported effectiveness of the NACs. In responding to feedback from last year’s survey, the NACs have a new mandate to identify and deliver solutions to issues in alignment with CCA’s strategic plan. The NACs are now directly contributing to CCA’s advocacy and best practices initiatives.

In 2024, CCA will undertake a fulsome governance review to ensure we are evolving with best practices. Our goal remains to be governed effectively with an engaged membership.


With Mary Van Buren’s announcement to step down from CCA as of April 30, 2024 to pursue other interests after six years of outstanding service to the Association, the Board held an in-camera discussion on her succession. Stay tuned for further news.

Upcoming meetings or events

2024 Annual Conference registration is selling quickly!

The CCA Annual Conference will take place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from March 12-15, 2024. Our pre-business meetings will take place on March 10-11 and require separate registration.

  • CCA Board meeting, March 10, 2024
  • National Advisory Council meetings. Register here ↗
    • MS&S, LCA, GC (March 11, 2024, 09:00 – 10:30)
    • Civil, Trade (March 11, 2024, 10:30 – 12:00)
  • 2024 Annual General Meeting, March 11, 2024, 13:30 – 14:30. Register here ↗

April 8-9, 2024: Association Partner Forum

Registration is coming soon.

As always, we are happy to participate in your AGMs, Board or member meetings. Just reach out to Patricia Gougeon at to schedule us!