ECA Ottawa


All Members Meeting June 4

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – ECA Ottawa will be hosting our Spring All-Members Meeting on June 4th, 2024 at the popular Mill Street Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St. This is a semi-annual meeting featuring reports, updates and valuable information on the Assocaition and your industry. The evening includes an introductory reception, a full dinner, member updates and guest speakers. Our guest speakers are Ross Holden and Tim McGrath, experts in aboriginal strategies to comply with incoming government requirements. They assist in recruitment, training and provide mentoring in the best practices of IT, HR and Aboriginal Policy Development and provide opportunities to Aboriginal people who desire to work in the constrcutiuon and other industries.

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Change Order Guide 2024

ECA Ottawa is pleased to present our 2024 Change Order Guide, available to both our members and the industry. When assessing the cost of a manhour of electrical labor, we highly recommend utilizing this new guide. It will provide valuable assistance in pricing Change Orders or Additional Work Orders for fixed-price contracts in 2024.

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ECA Ottawa approved the new Board of Directors at its AGM on February 29th, 2024. New Chairman of the Board, Roch Picknell (Wired Synergy) welcomed Vice Chair, Chris Crawford (C & M Electric), Treasurer, Adam MacArthur (Adam MacArthur Electric) and Past Chair Johannes Ziebrth (Ziebarth Electrical) to the Executive Board. The Directors are: Scott Winch (City Wye’d), Bob Brennan (Bradley Kelly), Audrey Kroon Lowther (Kroon Electric), Jeff Tremblay (T & M Electric), Mark Merriman (BCM Electric) and Yves Laurin (Bright Electric).


Suderman Estimating Online

The Suderman Estimating System is Canada’s leading provider of live electrical estimating courses. ECA Ottawa is very pleased to offer this world-class program free to our members with Part #1 held online on APril 16 & 17. Part #2 will take place May 14 & 15 online. See the education tab on our website for registration details.

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Christmas Gala & 60th AnniverSary

ECA Ottawa’s Chairman, Roch Picknell, is delighted to extend an invitation to join us in commemorating our Annual Christmas Gala and the Association’s 60th Anniversary. This unique event will be held on Friday, December 6th, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel. To reserve your hotel room, please visit the Events section of our website and click on the passkey link. We eagerly anticipate seeing everyone at the Gala.

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ECA Ontario Conference 2024

Category: Events

ECA Ottawa is thrilled to unveil the ECA Ontario 2024 Annual Industry Conference, set to unfold from September 15 to 21 at the luxurious Four Season Hotel Ritz in Lisbon, Portugal’s Captivating Capital City. As a valued member of our community, we invite you to join us for a week of unparalleled networking, knowledge-sharing, and professional development. Dive into the details on our Conference Website:

Program Outline 2024

Post-Conference Luxury Extension Package

Maximize your experience with our Post-Conference Luxury Extension Package. Secure your spot by January 10th, 2024, to explore more of Portugal, including the exquisite destinations of Porto and the Algarve. Exclusive stays at The Yeatman Hotel Porto and Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort await, promising both exclusivity and leisure.

Check out more details here:

Conference Fees

Couple Registration $7,998.00 Canadian
Single Registration $6,452.00 Canadian

Conference Inclusions

    • 6 nights’ accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, Lisbon
    • Welcome refreshments on arrival (September 15)
    • Group cocktail reception & dinner with open bar & wine
    • Farewell group cocktail reception & dinner with open bar, wine & entertainment
    • Daily hosted networking sessions on the Four Seasons outdoor patio terrace
    • Guided Group Lisbon Landmarks tour with transportation (September 16)
    • 2 x half-day ECAO business sessions with coffee breaks
    • 1 x Complimentary Companion Activity
    • 6 Complimentary breakfasts
    • Complimentary premium WIFI
    • Porterage charges/Gratuity per room
    • Outdoor/Indoor pool, Rooftop Running Track
    • Access to Spa change room and amenities
    • Twice daily housekeeping, Overnight shoeshine
    • Dedicated on-site travel staff and local guides for tour options & information

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to elevate your professional journey and indulge in the charm of Portugal.

For any questions, please contact Shelley Sparrow at

September 15-21, 2024

Four Season Hotel Ritz,
Lisbon, Portugal

✈️ Air Canada ECAO Promotion Code: PJ6FEUX1

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2023 Golf Tournament a Huge Success

The 2023 ECA Ottawa Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success. Held at Loch March Golf & Country Club,  the sold out tournament hosted 144 golfers, 35 sponsors and 8  on course sponsored holes. The rain held off long enough for everyone to enjoy 18 holes in the sun then make it inside for dinner before t he thunder and lightning show began.

Congratulations to members Chris and Ken Crawford, with teammates Marshal and Dave who took home the championship trophies with a total score of -12 under par. Other winners included women’s longest drive champion, Sam Lane. The Longest Drive men’s winner was Rob Laderoute. Lumens Closest to the Pin winner was Jordan Gigroc. GAL Power Systems Closest to the Pin winner, ladies, was Audrey Kroon-Lowther and men’s Mitch Geertz. Special thanks to 50/50 winner Bob Brennan who returned the cash winning back to our charity.

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59th Annual GEneral Meeting

ECA Ottawa Chair Johannes Ziebarth hosted our 59th Annual General Meeting. It was a full house at Lago’s Bar and Grill, Dow’s Lake Pavillion on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Members enjoyed a reception followed by a multi- course prime rib dinner. The Board and Committee chairs, along with the Executive Director provided reports on the programs, services and financial status of the Association. It was a huge success and our thanks to special guest speaker, Dan Leduc, partner at law firm Soloway Wright.

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