Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is preparing to restructure its governance and members have been invited to a special meeting to vote on the changes in September.
The challenge: If you want to attend, you’ll need to get to Whitehorse, YT for the Sept. 12 meeting.
(If you want to go, airline costs aren’t unreasonable – at publication time, you could purchase a return economy class plane ticket for less than $700. However the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel and Conference Center, where the meeting will be held, appears to be fully sold out for the days around the meeting.)
The timing relates to the association’s fall board and executive council meetings from Sept. 10 to 12 in Whitehorse.
In a notice to members, the association says it wishes to amend its bylaws to change the existing three membership classes to a single membership class structure, and reduce the board of directors size to be between six and 20 members.
At present, the association has integrated members (members of provincial and local construction associations who are also members of the CCA), corporate members (businesses which join the CCA directly) and affiliate members, which are associations whose individual members don’t also belong to the CCA.
The association currently has a large board including executive committee members, council and committee chairs, provincial and regional vice-chairs, regional directors-at-large and more than 20 additional directors-at-large.