Education & Scholarships

Mechanical Contractors Association Hamilton Niagara Education

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The MCA Hamilton Niagara Education Committee since its existence in 1995 has offered or sponsored training in many areas. All MS Office software, MS Project, Project Management, Negotiation Skills, Speedreading, PRIMAVERA Scheduling, as well as mini seminars in various subjects of concern and interest to our members.

MCA Hamilton Niagara is a strong supporter of our National Education Organization, the Mechanical Contractors Association Canada (MCAC).

Suggestions are always welcome for new programs, or a repeat of previously offered programs. We are always working on selecting training programs for the following year.

For upcoming seminar or course information, please call the MCA Hamilton Niagara office.


Mechanical contractors interested in pursuing their certification should visit

Honouring Our Leadership Legacy

This year we are proud to introduce a new tradition to honour our Leadership Legacy. Our Annual Scholarship Program is now named to recognize the memory and legacy of service of our Past Presidents of the Mechanical Contractors Association Hamilton Niagara. Introducing the MCAHN Legacy Scholarship Program.

The criteria is unchanged, as annual scholarships will be gifted to worthy recipients meeting the current academic and community service criteria.

Doug Townsend served as first President for the MCAH in 1966 and commenced the Association and worked as a Construction Manager at Arnold Shaver Townsend.

R. (Don) Stewart Served as President in 1967 and then again in 1981-83 and was directly involved in the birth of MCAH and served on the MCAO Board, in 1970 established Robert D. Stewart Mechanical Contracting Ltd.

Larry MacDonald served as President in 1969 and operated MacDonald Plumbing.

Ronald North served as President in 1973 and operated Mechanical Contracting Trades Ltd.

Douglas Jago served as President in 1984-85, in 1970 he established W.D. Jago Limited and then General Manager for Brantford Mechanical Ltd. the successor of his company.

Ronald N. Marcotte served as president in 1986-1987, owned and operated Marcotte Mechanical while being active with MCAC, MCAO and the HHCA.

Harley D. Allison served as President in 1988 and owned Barnes Plumbing.

Michael J. Holm served as President in 1993, longtime owner of Brant Plumbing and Heating in Burlington.

*Special Acknowledgement – Thank you to Past President, Dave Crawford, MCAHN Honorary Life Member
for your archive research assistance.


To date, MCAHN contractor membership dues have funded over $533,000.00 in scholarship awards since the program's inception in 1995.

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

2021 Scholarship
School Attending MCAHN Member Company
Taylor Campbell Wilfird Laurier University Aecon Industrial
Joseph Colasurdo Brock University E.S. Fox Limited
Luca DeChellis Queen's University E.S. Fox Limited
Rachel DeGasperis University of Toronto E.S. Fox Limited
Lucas D'Innocenzo Brock University E.S. Fox Limited
Rashana DiNovo Wilfrid Laurier University BML Multi Trades Group Ltd
Matthew Donleavy Wilfrid Laurier University E.S. Fox Limited
Chelsea Gauthier University of Windsor Alberici Constructors
Chloe Hallett Trent University E.S. Fox Limited
Niklas Henning Queen's University E.S. Fox Limited
Allyson Jugloff Brock University E.S. Fox Limited
Thomas Macdonald University of Guelph Black & McDonald
Bryan Marr University of Ottawa E.S. Fox Limited
Cayla Mirabella Fanshawe College/Western University Regional Mechanical (Niagara) Inc.
Noelle Mirabella Brock University Regional Mechanical (Niagara) Inc.
Anthony Palmieri University of Waterloo E.S. Fox Limited
Arrah Patel University of Western Ontario E.S. Fox Limited
Jacob Pellizzari University of Toronto Western Plumbing & Heating
Sierra Pellizzari University of Western Ontario Western Plumbing & Heating
Benjamin Piticaru University of Waterloo Alltrade Industrial Contractors
Emma Strauss University of Waterloo Trade-Mark Industrial Inc.
Shelby Wilson Brock University E.S. Fox Limited
Nicole Marie Sa'adeh McMaster University MCAHN/McMaster University Student Chapter
Natalie Sa'adeh McMaster University MCAHN/McMaster University Student Chapter


To emphasize the importance of education and our desire to have post-secondary graduates enter into the construction industry, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Niagara established The MCAHN Scholarship Program.


To provide financial support for deserving children or wards of salaried personnel of member companies, for the purpose of attending recognized post-secondary institutions, and to encourage such individuals to attain a high level of academic achievement.


Degree and diploma programs offered by Canadian Universities and Ontario Community Colleges will be given primary consideration.


The scholarship fund will be awarded annually to sons, daughters or legal wards of persons who are full-time salaried employees of association members. Where companies have multiple offices or multiple areas of activity, the eligibility will be restricted to those servicing the MCA Hamilton Niagara area zone. The member firm must be in good standing for at least one year. The firms must sponsor the candidate(s) and the application(s) must be endorsed by the senior executive officer of the zone operations. Preference will be given to candidates who are a Canadian Citizen who have or will successfully complete the requirement to qualify for post-secondary education.


The Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students enrolling in a course leading to a University Degree or Community College Diploma. The award will be based on academic achievement in the previous academic year. Having a minimum "B" average is a prerequisite. In addition to academic achievement, preference will be given to those showing an interest in the construction industry. Extra-curricular activity, work experience, employment reference, and supporting material, written submission and course of study will be an added aspect of selection.


Download the application form, release form, and applicant's employment experience form. You will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to use the Application Form. Click here to download the free reader

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