Links and Resources

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association that represents more than 1,150 member companies in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. Our members include manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who employ more than 50,000 people in Canada and represent an industry that delivers more than $7B annually to the Canadian economy.

The Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association

ORAC represents Ontario’s largest single organized body of contractor practitioners in the industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential refrigeration and air conditioning trade.

As an industry leader for over 47 years, ORAC has actively and responsibly participated in making Ontario’s trade contractors one of the most advanced and efficient in North America.

In an industry that is highly technical and sensitive to constantly changing technological advancement, ORAC has been called upon to play an important role in representing the Industry to numerous Provincial and Federal Ministries when consultation and legislation has been contemplated.

Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) represents more than 1,000 contractor firms engaged in plumbing, HVAC, controls systems, medical gases, welding, and fire suppression primarily within the industrial, commercial, institutional and service sectors.

Through our Councils (Construction Education Council and Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada) and other initiatives, we provide resources and best practices to help our members succeed in their business.

Thermal Environmental Comfort Association

Teca provides British Columbia’s residential heating, ventilating and cooling industry with superior training programs and a collective voice in local and provincial issues affecting our trade.

Through the support of our members throughout BC – contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, utilities, educators, consultants and regulators – and our volunteer board, TECA works to ensure safe, efficient and comfortable HVAC systems are installed in BC homes. We believe that only through the establishment of proper training programs and the enforcement of minimum standards can the public be assured that such systems are indeed installed.

Technical Standards & Safety Authority

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) promotes and enforces public safety. It’s our vision to be a valued authority for a safer Ontario.

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