March 27, 2020

“In like a lion, and out like a lamb.”

Or at least that’s what March is normally supposed to be like.

Instead, March 2020 will be one that many of us will never forget as we all deal with this very serious crisis that is upon us.These are unprecedented times, and each day brings more news and information to respond to as an industry.

As a business owner, this crisis has put issues in front of me that I never thought I would face. And as President and Chair of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, I am consistently mindful of the impact it is having on our close to 1,000 members across Canada. I have no doubt that you are all facing new challenges and hardships that none of us have had any experience in.

With that being said, I think it is important to note just how responsive and innovative our members have been in these trying times. As challenges have arisen, our members across Canada have showcased their willingness to support all Canadians; to ensure the systems Canadians rely on continue to function; and to support the industries and health care professionals on the front-lines of this crisis. On behalf of MCA Canada, I want to thank all of our members for the work that you are all doing.

I know we are facing unique challenges, and I know that our industry will continue to play a vital role for Canada now, and into the future as we come out of this crisis. I want to reiterate that MCA Canada is working hard on your behalf, and we will continue to share resources with you while ensuring your voice is heard throughout this crisis. We continue to communicate with our partners and with you, the member; this is something I believe is essential during this time. By working together, with a collective and collaborative voice, we can help our industry get through this unique and unprecedented time.

Also, on a personal level, I would like to be very clear that right now, we need to not only keep communications going at the association level, but also keep a very open line of communication with all our families, friends, business associates, employees and all who live in our communities. Please provide support when needed. We all must do our part to beat this and put it behind us.

I know there are likely unforeseen circumstances and challenges still to come, and I believe our industry will be able to answer the call. But most importantly, I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time.