Standing Committees at CARM

There are five standing committees at CARM consisting of volunteer members. The focus of each committee varies as outlined below and each contributes to the direction, goals and decisions of the organization. All members are encouraged to volunteer and contribute to a committee that may be of personal interest.

Government Affairs & Industry Standards and Practices

This committee deals with all government-related matters as well as industry standards and practices. Some examples include: workers compensation, safety, labor relations, builders’ liens, taxes, licensing, preferential treatment, contract clauses, plans and specifications, tendering insurance, and bonding, and much more. This committee will also deal with external groups to make them aware of accepted industry practices.

Education and Training

This committee focuses on government departments that are involved with training and educational institutions that provide training for the industry. The committee also concerns itself with the competency and qualifications of member companies.

Membership and Member Services

This committee reviews and recommends policies, plans, and changes relating to member services and programs.

Community Marketing and Promotions

This committee concerns itself with members’ collective involvement with issues that are not directly connected to the daily operations of the association or its member companies, but which are in the member’s collective interest providing benefits of wider value to society and therefore enhancing the association’s (and the industry’s) image with the general public, industry and similar organizations.


This committee is committed to the networking and social aspect of the association; specifically with coordinating the annual Funspiel, Golf Tournament and fall Banquet.

Trades Qualification Initiative

CARM partners with Manitoba Employment, Manitoba Apprenticeship and ACC to provide Trades Qualification training opportunities. Carpentry and Welding have been the main trades to date. CARM coordinates the program, advertises to members and the public upon approval of the specific TQ training each year and collects/tracks applications and approvals. Please watch the website for upcoming training and contact the CARM office if you have any questions or would like more details.


Westman Construction Expo Education Initiative

The first annual Westman Construction Expo was held in conjunction with the Brandon Career Symposium in March 2015. The event was a great success as high schools students from across the region were able to “Try-the-Trade” at a variety of construction related booths. The goal of the initiative is to introduce and educate youth about the construction industry and related career opportunities. CARM members volunteered significant hours to planning the event and look forward to continued participation as the Construction Expo grows in future years. Please contact the CARM office if you would like to get involved with this highly embraced initiative.


CARM Community Project Initiative

With this program, CARM provides funding and in-kind contributions for a community project within the region. In addition to established criteria for funding, a current CARM member in good standing must endorse, support and be willing to provide project management services. Applications for this program are due at the end of March each year and the selection committee pre-screens highest scoring applications to present to the Board of Directors for discussion and vote.



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