About the Association
Canadian Pipe Fabricators Association was founded in 1986 with the purpose of negotiating the Canadian National Standard Agreement for a Commercial Manufacturing and Pipe Fabrication Shop and to further the aims and objectives of it's members with particular reference to Labour Relations and related activities including collective bargaining, business promotion and administration. While the CPFA is a voluntary Association, it is a requirement to be a member of the association to participate in the Canadian National Standard Agreement.
The Association's principle function is to negotiate and administer the Canadian National Standard Agreement with the United Association International union in Ottawa. Moreover, it provides members with Labour Relations counseling with particular reference to the Collective Agreement and acts as a general resource center for its members.
CPFA is a not for profit organization, and managed by a six member Board of Directors, with two directors elected annually by the membership, in accordance with its Constitution.
The Board of Directors elects the Association Officers which includes the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, the Board hires a General Manager to be responsible for the day to day business of the Association and to provide the labour relations counseling and general advice to all members.
All Directors and Committee Members volunteer their time without any remuneration from the Association.
The general membership meets once a year at the Annual General Meeting to review and/or approve the financial statements, the actions of the Board and its various committees.
CPFA has established the following standing committee to represent the membership in those areas of interest and concern. The committee has its own chairperson who is responsible for coordinating the activity of that committee.
Canadian Industry Advisory Committee
The CIAC is an advisory committee to discuss all aspects on Pipe Fabrication assets and manpower utilization. The committee has 6 volunteer members from across Canada and meets as required to deal with its mandate and advise the Board of Directors of it findings.