CCA mentorship program announced


Every year there are more young women entering the trades. Brenda Egberts competes in the plumbing category.

Aspiring entrepreneurs interested in creating new solutions in the construction industry will be partnered with industry leaders to help guide their vision as part of an all new mentorship pilot program developed by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), with support from the National Research Council of Canada (NRCan) Industrial Research Program, and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI).

“CCA’s mission is to inspire a progressive, innovative and sustainable construction industry that consistently acts with integrity,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president. “One of the challenges for businesses developing new solutions is gaining access to executives in the industry to get feedback on their solution and to gain adoption.”

“Likewise, it can be difficult for the industry to learn about leading-edge technology, innovations or solutions that can dramatically improve their businesses.”

A committee will be set up consisting of CCA and CCI board members who will help identify and match mentors with entrepreneurs.

Anyone interested in participating in the program is invited to contact Mary Van Buren at


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