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$20,000 from the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

In December the Ontario Government announced the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant, that provides a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners effected by COVID- 19.

Women in Contracting

In March 2021, Canadian Contractor joined B2B trade channels across the country to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in construction across Canada and promote the next generation of young female leaders in our industry. We knew it was a good idea, but what we didn’t know was how many incredible stories are out there and how proud you are of the women that work in your businesses.

The Hammer Episode #11: What Inspectors Want – Steve Nason, Town of Rothesay, N.B.

Steve Nason is a building inspector in New Brunswick who has taken a special interest in windows and doors and the many issues around compliance with their codes and standards. It can be difficult for contractors to know when products meet their area’s regulations for things like energy efficiency and air/water ingress. Steve is here to help with some solid tips about using Fenestration Canada’s online calculator, reading labels and, mainly, providing the manufacturer’s quote sheets to building inspectors ahead of time so you know if the product passes muster before you buy and install.
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Sponsored Spotlight 

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To cater to our customer's training needs, we are excited to announce the launch of the Nudura Online Training Course!

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Got it done in three weeks – Alex Flores, The Handy Girl

I heard about the Women in Construction nomination and I would like to nominate Alex Flores for that award. Alex has been my contractor since 2019. » Read more

Channels to charity – Tonya Bruin, To Do Done Services

Tonya Bruin is the CEO of To Do Done Services Inc (www.2dodone.com). She’s put together a great team, offering a combination of commercial and residential contracting services. There are a few things that make Tonya’s story unique. » Read more

Popular on Houzz – Jane Cameron

I would like to nominate my wife Jane Cameron. She is a very accomplished house designer. While she does all that an architect does she is an Architectural Technologist. Jane was recently notified by Houzz that she is the third most viewed contributor that Houzz has at present. » Read more

Paint Smarter With Rust-Oleum® ULTIMATE Turbo Enamel

This innovative product sprays up to 25 cm (10") wide allowing for faster project completion making it ideal for large projects and applies 4 times faster than traditional spray paints. Available in Gloss Black & Gloss White, this ULTIMATE formula provides the best-possible corrosion protection with easy application, long-lasting colour, gloss and durability. Save time and money on your next project, choose Rust-Oleum ULTIMATE Turbo Enamel. » Learn more

Virtually Unstoppable

Dates: March 23 - 25, 2021 » More info

Canadian Rental Mart

Date: March 24, 2021 » More info

The Buildings Show

Dates: Dec. 1 - 3, 2021 » More info