Not understanding the procurement process and its players leaves you at risk – financially, legally and professionally.

Some things are learned best hands on, Construction Procurement isn’t one of them. You need to be educated. This course will assist you by giving you the facts to make solid decisions, the confidence to engage in the process and a wide array of tools to assist you in your profession. This is a highly interactive course with group tasks, and industry guest speakers.

Who should attend:

Ideal for new employees, those in administrative support roles and those looking to get a broader understanding of the industry as a whole including:
CONTRACTORS – generals and trades, BUYERS OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES – municipalities, school districts, etc & DESIGN CONSULTANTS – engineers and architects

•  An introduction to the construction Industry
•  Construction documents
•  Tendering, bidding and awarding of contracts
•  Contract format – features and types
•  Contract law and construction contracts
•  Risk management – bonding and construction insurance
•  Project management and administration
•  Role of construction associations

Your Facilitator:

Debbie Hicks (DSH Consulting) – With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress a MBA), learning has been at the core of Debbie’s career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects,
engineers and contractors in advocacy and education, Debbie brings a solid base to her expertise. In addition, Debbie’s recent experience as the owner rep for Kelowna Yacht Club’s clubhouse contruction has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, she is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment.

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 and Friday, November 29th, 2019
St. John’s Ambulance Classroom, 18th Street, Shoppers Mall, 2nd Floor Business Centre, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

CARM Members – $400/person* | Non-Members – $450/person*
*includes all course materials

There will be a 1/2 hour lunch and 2 – 15 min breaks each day with lunch and refreshments provided.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

To register for the online course, please contact the CARM Office at 204-727-4567.

Ethical behaviour is essential for the construction industry. By maintaining high ethical standards, and by being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. The Construction Industry Ethics course is designed to help you and your team think through the ethical decisions you face every day.

To make ethical choices, construction leaders and decision-makers need to think through ethical questions before they’re faced with difficult choices. That’s why the Canadian Construction Association requires Gold Seal candidates to take this course, prior to writing the Gold Seal exam. CLICK to learn more about Gold Seal Certification.

This course includes two components:

  1. An online course, which will take you around 4h to complete.
  2. A full-day, in-class course at ECA

One month prior to course start date, we will contact you with an access code for the online course. You will need to complete the online course before the in-class portion. The in-class course builds on the online course, and includes collaborative discussion where participants will examine specific ethical issues, and work through real-life scenarios together.

Your Facilitator

Debbie Hicks (DSH Consulting) is one of the most active construction-industry educators in Western Canada. She is an engaging instructor, experienced construction manager, and effective liaison between construction buyers, designers, contractors, and trades. Debbie is well known across the West as the presenter of Construction 101.

November 27, 2019  |  8:00am-3:30pm & 4hr online, completed prior to in-class.

Online+Classroom registration:  CARM Members: $150 (+GST)  |  Non-Members: $200 (+GST)

To register for the online course, please contact the CARM Office at 204-727-4567.

To qualify for Gold Seal Certification, applicants need to complete both the online+classroom components of this ethics course. The E-Learning portion counts for two Gold Seal Credits, and the In-Class portion counts for one Gold Seal Credit. CLICK to learn more about Gold Seal Certification.

Entertainment provided by 

Brian Burn has been playing professionally for more than 30 years, touring Canada and the USA. Jamie Mahn made his debut performance at the age of 4  and spent his youth playing piano, sax, flute, trumpet and bass in various bands.

Brian and Jamie joined forces in 2013 and formed Burn ‘N’ Mahn. Each year they perform around 150 from Vancouver Island to Ontario, as well as playing cruise ships in the Mediterranean. Burn ‘N’ Mahn The evolution of the Dueling Piano Show is a live, interactive, all request musical extravaganza show unique from all others.

They perform songs from every style of music from any decade. All the way from the 1920’s, to current top 40 hits. Their show uses ten different instruments; piano, saxophone, trumpet, flute, recorder, tin whistle, harmonica, accordion, guitar and mandolin. Interested what their show will be like? Check out the Burn ‘N’ Mahn video below:


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With a chain of three scenic lakes  – Quesnel, Manigotagan and Happy  – you’ll have plenty of water to enjoy and explore. Q Lake Lodge is the only lodge located on this chain of lakes. This system is unique in that it offers World-Class fishing you would expect to find at a northern fly-in lake.  Q Lake Lodge is road accessible and continues to offer exceptional fishing for trophy walleye, monster smallmouth bass, northern pike and perch.

Q Lake Lodge is nestled in the northwest corner of Quesnel Lake, just inside Nopiming Provincial Park, approximately 3 hours north of Winnipeg.

Tax Season 101: How to Avoid an Audit for Your Trades or Contracting Business.
Join us for a FREE 30 minute webinar on audit triggers and how to avoid them.

Fairmont Southampton. Conference rate and room block link will be available once the registration opens (September 24). Subscribe to conference updates to hear when more information becomes available. CCA conference website

Board meeting part I & council and committee meetings

Saturday March 23, 2019

Board meeting part II

Sunday March 24, 2019

Annual conference

March 25 – 28, 2019

Annual general meeting

Thursday March 28, 2019

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