CLR is proud to be a Networking sponsor of the Virtual 18th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum! The BC Natural Resources Forum offers a positive, non-partisan arena to discuss and learn first-hand the latest news, trends and opportunities linked to the resource sector in BC.
For the 18th Annual event, the event will be held virtually for the first time ever, this change in format for the 2021 event has been made to ensure the health and safety of all participants and in light of concerns and restrictions regarding COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you online January 26-28, 2021. For more information about the Forum please visit https://bcnaturalresourcesforum.com/
Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Chung to the CLR Labour Relations Team!
Tiffany comes to us from Metro Vancouver where she has over 15 years of experience in labour relations starting as a Labour Relations Analyst and working her way up to negotiator. She has significant experience at the bargaining table in both support roles as well as chief spokesperson. We believe she will be a strong addition to the CLR team and her experience in interpreting collective agreements will make her a valuable resource for all of our members.
CLR and the BC Building Trades have released several resources including a job-site poster regarding the ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak. CLR has also released a number of bulletins and useful resources to our members regarding the same subject. All of these documents are available for download on the bulletins page of the website by clicking here.
The BCCSA also has a number of useful resources regarding COVID-19 and Construction Sites. You can access these documents by clicking here.
Please be advised that the CLR offices have reopened with limited access. If you would like to see our reopening plan it is available on our bulletins page or by clicking here: CLR Reopening Plan
Our staff will continue to work full time with a few days a week in the office and the rest of the time working remotely.
We will not be permitting any access to our offices unless prior approval has been received. Some of our members and partners like to stop in once in a while and while we always appreciate seeing you, we are asking you all to help protect the CLR staff by making an appointment first. Face-to-face meetings for now will be avoided as much as possible.
As always, our staff can be reached during work hours by email or on their cell phones.
Thank you for your help and consideration during these challenging times.
In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the CLR is closing our office indefinitely.
We are taking this important step to protect the well being of our members, staff, family and friends during these uncertain times – a decision not made lightly.
Our staff will be working remotely during this time and can be contacted by email, cell phone or by calling the office at 604-524-4911 and dialing 5 for the company directory to leave a voice message for the person you wish to reach. All messages will automatically be forwarded to that staff member’s individual email address and they will return your call promptly.
We are continuing to work to keep you updated with the latest information as it is presented to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
We want to thank all essential workers who are working the front lines and everyone who is doing their part by staying home and social distancing.
Stay safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Positive!
Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament has been cancelled.
Registration is now open online for the 13th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament which will be on Monday June 22, 2020 at the Vancouver Golf Club.
CLR celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary September 12 – 14 at the beautiful Four Seasons in Whistler. The video below celebrates 50 years of service to the Unionized Construction Industry in BC.
On June 24th, Construction Labour Relations Association of BC held its 12th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament, benefiting the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. Seen here is CLR’s President and CEO, Ken McCormack, presenting Donna McIntosh with a cheque in the amount of $21,000. Thanks to all who came out and supported this great event!
CLR’s 50th AGM and Conference will be held September 12 – 14, 2019 at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia. Online registration is now closed. Please contact Joleen Kaminski at 604-524-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE AUG. 15, 2019 – The room block at both the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler are both closed. There is room availability at the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, a short walk to the Upper Village. For reservations call 604-905-2999, however there is no CLR room block.
March 22, 2019
Eric Akelaitis, Chair of CLR’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that on April 8, 2019, Ken McCormack will join the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC as President and CEO, replacing Clyde Scollan, who will be retiring this September.
Ken McCormack most recently provided services as President and CEO of the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA of BC). A strategic professional and seasoned executive leader with more than 25 years of management experience at the highest levels, Ken has worked in the government, consulting, agriculture and automotive sectors, representing associations similar in size and scope to CLR.
A strategic professional, Ken will work with the Board and staff to establish a vision and develop sound strategies to address the future needs and expectations of CLR and its membership. Opportunities will be explored both within the organization and the industry with a view to turning those opportunities into advantages for CLR members. Among other things, Ken strives to inspire people and teams, to form strong relationships and partnerships, to be a credible voice in decision making, to advance the needs of CLR and its membership, and to effectively support the Board of Directors.
In addition to a degree in Economics from the University of Alberta, Ken has invested further in his own passion of being an effective negotiator and mediator through advanced training and education from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (the equivalent of the BC Justice Institute). After announcing that he was leaving his position with the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA of BC) to assume his new role with CLR, he was asked to remain on the Board of Directors of the foundation started by ARA under Ken’s leadership to offer scholarships and bursary awards to people entering into automotive careers. That invitation is a testament to the respect and credibility Ken has earned from his employer and peers.
Ken is excited for the opportunity to bring his experience and dedication to bear on the needs of CLR and its members, and to be working with the CLR staff, Board and partners in growing the value and engagement of the unionized construction sector in BC. He sees his new role as President and CEO as a great challenge and opportunity to apply his experience and knowledge to advance the needs of the Association and its membership.
The Executive Committee and the Board are confident Ken McCormack has the skills, experience, knowledge and keen interest and enthusiasm to quickly learn about our industry and our Association, and to help guide us to the next level. We hope you will join us in welcoming Ken when he comes on board April 8, 2019.
The Board would also like to take this time to thank Clyde Scollan, the current President and CEO for his 30 years of service and dedication to the Association. Clyde and Ken will be working together to ensure a smooth and seamless transition as Ken assumes leadership.