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ISSA Canada Forms BSC Council

(Whitby, ON – January 15, 2018)ISSA Canada is pleased to announce that it has formed a Building Service Contractor (BSC) Council to strengthen the line of communication between the association the BSC sector. The purpose of this council is to provide input and consultation to ISSA Canada in order to improve the value of the association to building service contractors.

Comprised of eight BSC representatives, the council will meet quarterly to discuss matters which are top-of-mind with the facility service provider sector of the industry. The inaugural BSC Council meeting was held in October 2017.

The council is comprised of the following members:

  • Chris Boutsalis – Impact Cleaning Services Ltd.
  • Peter Dobrowolski – Bee Clean Building Maintenance
  • Dimitri Kourkoutis – J & A Cleaning Solutions Ltd.
  • Michael Kroupa – United Services Group
  • Yamire MacDowell – Granite Club
  • Joseph Park – Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
  • Mike Nosko – ISSA Canada Executive Director
  • Ken Hilder – ISSA Canada BSC Council Chair

If you are interested in participating on the BSC Council, please contact Ken Hilder at (905) 431-4812 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Canadian Training Dates Announced

(Whitby, ON – January 15, 2018)ISSA Canada is pleased to announce that it has confirmed CMI Train-the-Trainer and CIMS I.C.E certification training to the Canadian marketplace.

The CMI Train-the-Trainer course provides all the tools and skills needed to develop a successful training program for an organization. Whether you’re a building service contractor or facility manager, Train-the-Trainer’s three-day program covers the core principles of cleaning, and the best practices for supervising and implementing the training program.

The CMI Train-the-Trainer program will be held:

  • April 17 to 19 at NaceCare Solutions, 1205 Britannia Rd. E. in Mississauga, ON; and,
  • August 21 to 23 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. in Vancouver, BC.

Additionally, ISSA Canada will host two sessions of the CIMS I.C.E. (ISSA Certified Expert) program. Training to become an ISSA Certification Expert positions an individual as an indispensable resource. Becoming an I.C.E.-certified professional arms an individual with information about the critical factors that can be used to help customers – or one’s own organization – meet demands from the highest management levels. In fact, past attendees have saved their customers and their organizations more than six figures annually by helping them comply with CIMS and achieve certification to the CIMS standard.

The CIMS I.C.E. Program will be held:

  • May 8 at the Richmond Hill Country Club (Regency Room), 8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill, ON; and,
  • September 11 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3205 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC.

For more information or to register, please visit:


ISSA Canada to Host Quebec Region Golf Tournament in 2018

(Whitby, ON – December 11, 2017)ISSA Canada - Quebec Region will host its annual golf tournament on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Club de golf le Blainvillier.

Designed by famous architect Graham Cooke, Le Blainvillier is among the most challenging golf courses in Quebec. Those who consider playing golf like taking a walk through nature will appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this course’s beautifully-wooded surroundings. Whether you are a golf enthusiast or an occasional player, you will be delighted.

TRIBUTE TO A PIONEER For several years, the Quebec Chapter has taken this opportunity to honour one of its industry pioneers for his / her contribution to the growth of the ISSA Canada. This year, the association wishes pay tribute to Yves DeMontigny for his contributions over the many years he has been involved in the business. The following individuals have earned this distinction in past ceremonies:

  • Mr. Eugène Paradis
  • Mr. Av Morrow
  • Mr. Marcel Boudreau
  • Ms. Lise Laliberté
  • Mr. Claude Bouchard
  • Mr. Jean Larose
  • Mr. Pierre Hébert
  • Mr. Pierre Labbé
  • Mr. Jean Beaulac
  • Ms. Lyse Paradis
  • Mr. Robert Gendron
  • Mr. Robert Ducharme
  • Mr. Yves Gratton


It has been proven that a round of golf between clients and suppliers reinforces the business relationship in a relatively informal fashion. As in years past, we remind you that the ISSA Canada golf tournament is open to end-users who would like to participate as a guest.

Why not take advantage of this excellent opportunity – at a reasonable cost – to invite clients to discover one of the most prestigious golf courses in Quebec. Reserve your foursome… it’s an invitation that won’t be turned down.

For more information, contact Richard Bolduc at (819) 322-1789, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.