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January 31, 2017

YPN National Committee Plans for 2017The National Committee of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals Network met recently at the Standard Products office in Montreal to lay out a roadmap for 2017.

Last year was a tremendous year for the YPN program, and 2017 is shaping up to be an even greater success. Stay tuned for all upcoming program and event updates.

EFC’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) is an innovative program for young professionals who are currently employed at an EFC member organization and are 40 years of age and under. YPN supports peer-to-peer interaction, builds knowledge and leadership skills, and fosters corporate social responsibility by giving back to our communities.

2017 YPN committee members

Appearing below is a list of YPN executive committee members at the national and regional levels.

National

• Chair: Jason Prevost, Standard Products

• Vice Chair: Jarrod Stewart, Liteline

BC Representatives: Brad Ratel, Core Products & Caitlyn Martin, BCEA

Alberta Representatives: Chantelle Caputo, D.A.D. Sales & Tara Ternes, AEL

Manitoba Representative: Gord MacPherson, EAM

Ontario Region

• Chair: Francis Audet, Bel Products

• Vice Chair: Sean Bernard, Franklin Empire

Quebec Region

• Chair: Kim Quelch, Standard Products

• Vice Chair: Étienne Bolze, Convectair

Atlantic Region

• Chair: Josh Neave, Munden Enterprises

• Vice Chair: Serge Bourque, Ouellet Canada

Join this growing network and become part of a dynamic group that meets regularly to gather, grow, and give. There is no cost to participate: www.electrofed.com/ypn/join-ypn/.

If you have any questions about the program or are interested in joining a regional YPN committee, contact Cherith Sinasac, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

This June, Canadians will commemorate Electrical Safety Month; June also marks the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown. For many Canadians, working from home has become the new normal. As confinement continues, the demand for constant power feed to connect to the world we now live, work, and play in at home has grown substantially. Homes are being equipped with new technologies that offer plenty of benefits, but they also place high demand on electrical systems at home, potentially causing serious safety risks. 

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Building Permits - MarchThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2% to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9%), Quebec (-18.1%) and British Columbia (-19.4%), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 Value of residential permits down

The total value of residential permits decreased 13.1% to $4.6 billion in March.

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Harold HayesHarold Hayes, a stalwart of the electrical industry, passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 90 on May 9, 2020.

Harold joined the industry as an apprentice at age 18, working first for his father’s business, Power Cable Installations, and then for Comstock. Among his later accomplishments, he formed Federal Pioneer Electric’s electric heating division, served as president of the Ontario Electric League in 1985, and while in his 80s consulted for Intellimeter Canada Inc.

 

 

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Sarah SilversteinBlake Marchand

Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. Together, they lead the company founded by their father, Steve Silverstein, who retired in 2018.

Although she initially pursued a career in outdoor education, Sarah was instrumental in the company’s expansion into architectural lighting and the U.S. market. She joined Liteline as a project manager in between stints working in outdoor education. Now she leads Liteline’s U.S. distribution arm and marketing department.

 

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