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  • SCA 50th Anniversary and Member Awards Gala Banquet

    Tickets are now on sale and Nominations are now open! This year the SCA turns 50, and we want to celebrate. On October 23, we are hosting a commemorative 50th Anniversary and Member Awards Gala Banquet at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, and you are all invited. This exciting event will allow our members to network, recognize those members who are contributing to our industry, and look forward to the future successes of the industry and the province. Join us for a great meal and a chance to celebrate how far we have come as an industry in the last 50 years, our members' successes, and to enjoy the camaraderie of your peers.

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  • President's Blog - Every Day, in Every Way, We Hope We're Getting Better and Better

    The central function of this association is to serve you, our members. Everything else we do is only effective when it aligns with your interests. In other words, we should only be doing things that you want us to do. How do we do this? Well it's actually fairly simple: 1. We ask you what you want us to do. 2. We develop a plan that allows us to do those things. 3. We execute that plan. 4. We tell you about the things we're doing. 5. We get your feedback on our performance. 6. We adjust our plan and the work we do to match your feedback.

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  • Canada Needs Real Free Trade

    SCA President Mark Cooper was on the John Gormley Live show on Tuesday, July 22, to talk about the need for real free trade in Canada.

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  • Government of Canada invests to help youth in Saskatchewan get jobs

    REGINA, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in Saskatchewan with the skills and work experience needed to get high-quality jobs. Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

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  • June 2014 Board Meeting Outcomes

    The SCA Board of Directors meeting was held on June 26, in Davidson. The full-day meeting's agenda gave the Board an opportunity to provide direction and oversight, and to hear updates on key files. First up was association business. Following up on the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan approved in March, the Board reviewed the operational plan and all the progress made to-date. Our association has made great strides over the last nine months and will work hard to complete our activities before fiscal year end. The Board also approved the membership fees for 2015 and 2016. Information on membership rates will be included in the July SCA Newsletter coming out on July 5.

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  • Thank you for your support of the 2014 SCA Summer Meeting

    The 2014 SCA Summer Meeting was held on June 5, 6, and 7 at Elk Ridge Resort. About 185 Association members had the opportunity to relax and unwind, play some golf, attend information sessions, visit with old friends and forge new relationships. Friendly competitions, exciting prizes, interesting keynote speakers and great receptions in a beautiful resort setting were a few of the highlights of this popular three-day event.

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  • President's Blog - Reflections from the Ridge

    I'm sitting here on my balcony, in my room at Elk Ridge, watching the intermittent afternoon rain patter on the ground and waiting with anticipation for the 180 or so SCA members that will be joining us here for the SCA's annual Summer Meeting. I'm reflecting on how different I feel this year, as we go into my second Summer Meeting, than I did last year as a newcomer. I've been with the SCA for nearly 14 months, but it seems like only yesterday that I was coming up to Elk Ridge for the first time, with really no clue what I was getting myself into. I had attended some of our industry's larger networking events by that time - the Saskatoon and Regina Galas and both Spring General Meetings - but Elk Ridge was the first SCA event where I would be expected to play a prominent role. It was my first meeting with the SCA Advisory Council, and only my second meeting of the SCA Board.

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  • President's Blog - TFW Program Under Siege

    The federally-managed Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is under siege once again as a result of apparent employer mismanagement. A relatively small number of employers, all looking to fill low-skilled labour positions at or near minimum wage, appear to be abusing at least the spirit, if not the letter of the TFW program rules. Meanwhile, legitimate users of the system get lumped into an increasingly unattractive group of cheats and cheapskates. Before the media and our politicians head off the public policy deep end, let's take a deep breath and recognize that the TFW program has a real and important purpose in addressing temporary and limited labour market challenges.

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  • President's Blog - Public Procurement and Competing Priorities

    Often, one of the biggest complaints about government bureaucracies is the tendency for the "left hand not to know what the right hand is doing". This can drive government customers and employees crazy. So why does it happen? It is likely because: - efficient communication in a large organization is challenging; and - public policy is inherently messy with multiple competing interests always in play.

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  • We Build - Official Publication Now Online

    Just one week ago, the inaugural edition of the official publication of the SCA was mailed to all members and several government officials and companies in the construction industry. The 72-page magazine, WE BUILD, is now available on the SCA website at http://www.scaonline.ca/webuild.html.

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