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!


  • 13th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament – CANCELLED

    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.

  • 12th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament

    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!


  • UPDATED July 9 – Registration Open for CLR’s 50th AGM and Conference Sept 12 – 14, 2019

    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 joleenk@clra-bc.com.

    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.

  • Construction Labour Relations Association of BC Announces New President and CEO

    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.

  • 2019 Premier’s BC Natural Resources Forum

    CLR is proud to sponsor the 2019 Premier’s BC Natural Resources Forum!  We look forward to seeing you there.  January 22 to 24th, 2019 at the Prince George Civic Centre.  For more information about the Forum, visit http://www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com/

  • CLR’s 50th Annual General Meeting – Save the Date!

    CLR will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary next year in beautiful Whistler, BC – September 13th & 14th, 2019 at the fabulous Four Seasons Resort and Residences.

    Mark your calendars!!

  • CLR’s 49th Successful AGM

    CLR’s 49th AGM was held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Center in Penticton, BC, September 14-15, 2018.  From all accounts it was a great success.

    From the Friday information sessions, touching on Aboriginal Reconciliation, Workforce Development and Mental Health & Substance Use, to dancing the night away to the Ten Souljers party band

    Guests enjoyed the Saturday golfing, kayaking, cycling the Kettle Valley Railway and the always popular wine tours.  The event ended with a Southern BBQ and a night of yard and indoor games.

    We are pleased to welcome our newest Board members, Shawn Boyd of Houle Electric Ltd. and Troy Halverson of Done Right Painting and Sandblasting Ltd.

  • UPDATED – Registration Now Online for CLR’s 49th AGM

    CLR’s 49th AGM this year will be September 14 – 15 at the beautiful Penticton Lakeside Resort.  Information on our upcoming AGM is now available. Click here for details and online registration.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

    UPDATE AUGUST 23 – Our room block at the Penticton Lakeside Resort is full.  As of today the hotel is sold out for Thursday and Friday night although, of course, their availability may vary if they receive some cancellations.  Please contact Joleen (joleenk@clra-bc.com) for assistance in finding alternate accommodations.