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Meeting With Governments

Parliamentary Day of Awareness

CIPH and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) hold an annual Parliamentary Day of Awareness each year on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. On this day, key executives of both associations meet with senior officials and Parliamentarians to enhance the profile of the industry in government circles and discuss key items of mutual concern.

May 9 - 11, 2022

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held another highly successful Parliamentary Day of Awareness between May 9 - 11, 2022 in Ottawa.


CIPH and MCA Canada’s Day on the Hill Wraps Up with over 30 Parliamentarian Meetings with Key Messages.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada ) want to share the messages about the importance of proceeding together in collaboration to meet the federal governments Emissions Reduction Plan and commitment to funding the Net Zero-Emissions Building Strategy as outlined in the recent federal budget. As an industry we want to see market transformation that leads to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We believe that to make transformation possible, government and industry need to work together.

As two national associations involved with Canada’s construction industry CIPH and MCA Canada firmly believe that Net-zero buildings will not be achieved on the government’s timelines without major new investments in training, incentives, and promotion to attract new workers. The newest technologies and most efficient products are important to reaching Canadas net-zero objectives but without an ample supply of skilled tradespeople to install and service them the market will not be able to respond quickly. This is a must for our respective industries. CIPH and MCA Canada recognize that the more government and industry collaborates meaningfully the more they can indeed make a difference to make our wonderful country competitive.

Legislative & Regulatory Issues

CIPH is the voice of Canada’s plumbing and hydronic heating industry at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal level. Learn more about our recent accomplishments and activities regarding Prompt Payment Legislation, Model Codes Harmonization, Climate Change and more.

CIPH is a key part of the regulatory system for plumbing and heating in Canada.

This means that we:

  • Represent the industry and its members
  • Proactively engage proposed policy changes
  • Educate our members on upcoming regulation changes so that they are prepared
  • Advocate for the betterment of the industry
  • Are key drivers for the development of policy
  • CIPH engages with a number of key federal and provincial stakeholders on a constant basis via the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing.

CIPH supports a market transformation towards a sustainable and effective lower carbon economy. We envision clean, renewable energy that allows consumers comfort and affordable choices while safeguarding health and safety.

CIPH Pre-Budget Submission

CIPH MCAC - Roundtable 

CIPH MCAC - Day on the Hill