CFIB - CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
Since 1971, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has been giving small firms a big voice in the public arena. Best known for high-profile actions with governments on policies like tax, labour laws and public sector spending, CFIB has also achieved many behind-the-scenes changes that have meant real dollars-and-cents benefits to all firms. For example, persistent CFIB lobbying was instrumental in achieving the capital gains exemption, the small business reduced corporate tax rate, and beneficial changes to the Bankruptcy Act, the Small Business Loans Act and RRSP rules.
visit the CFIB website for information:
CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLUMBING AND HEATING
Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating.
René Boivin, and, Steve Ambler of René’s Total Home Comfort Ltd. are members.
Through the regions and national organization CIPH acts as the industry voice in plumbing, hydronics (modern hot water heating) and related trades. CIPH helps companies develop technologies, contribute to building codes, share best practices and improve their businesses. CIPH also works with governments and other organizations to help safeguard consumers, the industry, the Canadian economy and the environment.
Visit the CIPH website for more information.
COHA - CANADIAN OIL HEAT ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Oil Heat is a national organization comprised of over four hundred oil heat professionals, including fuel oil dealers, major oil companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors, trainers, and other professionals. Its mission is to serve as the industry’s voice to provincial and federal regulators and government decision makers on matters of policy, safety, and certification. COHA has provincial chapters in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador that focus on provincial regulatory, training, and promotion activities.
visit the COHA website for more information and news items:
ESA- ELECTRICAL SAFETY AUTHORITY
The Electrical Safety Authority is responsible for enforcing a level of public electrical safety across Ontario. We are an authorized HVAC certified contractor for ESA (Electrical Safety Authority). This means that ESA will work with our business to assist in ensuring electrical safety due diligence and compliance to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. In order to maintain this certifcation, ESA performs random inspections of our work.
Visit the ESA website for more information.
HEALTH & SAFETY ONTARIO
The Construction Safety Association of Ontario is a not-for-profit organization established in 1929. Serving over 57,000 construction firms and 300,000 construction workers, CSAO provides safety training, consultation, products and research.
View Health and Safety Ontario for more information.
HPBA CANADA - HEARTH, PATIO AND BARBECUE ASSOCIATION
The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association offers excellent consumer educational information.
Watch the burn wisely video for stoves.
TSSA- TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND SAFETY AUTHORITY
TSSA Regulates Safety Services and Provides Safety and provides consumer information.
TSSA offers voluntary programs for companies and individuals to achieve higher safety levels.
Visit the TSSA website for information on standards, policies and programs.
WSIB - WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario. There is extensive information on this site about prevention, forms, health issues, return to work programs, and links to other health and safety organizations.
Visit the WSIB website for more information
WETT Inc. issues certificates of qualification to candidates who have the required amount of relevant field experience, have completed specified courses of study and have achieved a passing grade on examinations designed to test competence in the required skill areas. To maintain wett* certification in good standing, including the right to use the wett logo on letterhead and advertising, the person must renew his or her certification annually, complete courses in the wett continuing education series from time to time as required and comply with the terms of the WETT Code of Ethics.