Canadian Construction Association helps shine light on endangered places

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The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) says it has partnered with the National Trust for Canada to sponsor the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List. Each year, the list shines a national spotlight on historic places at risk due to neglect or lack of funding.

Nominations are now open at nationaltrustcanada.ca/what-we-offer/endangered-places until March 27. This year’s Top 10 Endangered Places List will be announced in May.

CCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “As a part of our centennial celebrations, we are proud to support the National Trust in their efforts to preserve historic places that were built by the Canadian construction industry,” said CCA chair Chris McNally.

CCA wants to engage its members and the public to nominate places that matter to them that are at risk in their local communities. “We are delighted to be working with CCA to engage Canadians and to improve our communities during CCA’s special year,” said National Trust executive director Natalie Bull.

The construction industry is one of Canada’s most important sectors, generating over $120 billion to the economy, or roughly 7% of GDP, and employing close to 1.4 million people.

“The other part of our industry’s impact are the good deeds that we do. The Endangered Places List aligns with our industry’s focus on corporate social responsibility. We encourage our members to undertake initiatives that enable them to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally-sustainable manner,” McNally said in a news release.

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