British Columbia Electrical Association

Building Community through Education & Advocacy

Back to Top

President's Message

It has been quite an exciting year for the BC Electrical Association. I am often asked “After all of these years with the BCEA, how do you stay inspired?”. The answer to that question is very simple; I love my job, the members and the many volunteers that I have had the pleasure of working with. Years such as this are what keep me energized and motivated to better the Electrical Industry.

In 2015, the Board put together an excellent two-year plan that re-engaged members and volunteers. The key components of this plan being education, philanthropy, member engagement and self-marketing. For this next year, the Board has developed a strategy to bring our LINK (Leadership, Integrity, Networking and Knowledge) vision to life.

Leadership- The BCEA Board has evolved over the years into a diverse and hardworking group. They are engaged and believe in the work the BCEA does. The Board plans for the BCEA to lead the next generation through the work of the U40 Group and the advocacy committee.

Integrity- We want our members to be proud of what the BCEA stands for. Our strategic plan has allowed us to continue to be the strong association that we have been for the past 91 years. We have created a strong foundation of programs and have partnered with many industry associations such as the BC Safety Authority, Electro Federation of Canada, ASTTBC, APEGBC, MCABC, CSA and EJ2. Working alongside these strong organizations have allowed us to communicate a unified message of both safety and standards.

Networking- With the help of our U40 Group, Women’s Network and Social Committee, the BCEA has been able to bring our members many networking opportunities this year. Our committees have done an excellent job of creating moments that have benefited our members and their businesses. We have received high feedback on our social and charitable events this year, and look forward to continuing with this success.

Knowledge- Over the last year, we have surveyed, interviewed and met with our member groups to create a gap analysis on education in the market place. The Education Committee, along with our new Conference Committee, are working hard to fill those gaps for not only our members but within our industry as a whole. While the BCEA does take pride in the educational programs we currently provide, we are looking to additionally guide our members into educational routes that suit their needs.

I want to thank the BCEA Board, committees and mostly my staff, Caitlyn and Nazan for all of their support and hard work over the last year!

Barbette Igonia, CAE
President & CEO

June 2017
The Vancouver Canadians Game
June 29th, 2017
Nat Bailey Stadium
26th Annual Golf Tournament
July 13th, 2017
Morgan Creek Golf Course
Annual General Meeting
July 13th, 2017
Morgan Creek Golf Course
Women's Network Nine & Dine
August 11th, 2017
Surrey Golf Course
Dale Carnegie Course Burnaby - Effective Communication and Human Relations
August 24th - November 16th, 2017
Metrotown Tower I - Suite 1028
Dale Carnegie Course Langley - Effective Communication and Human Relations
August 29th - November 14th, 2017
Dale Carnegie Office
Softball Tournament
September 9th - 10th, 2017
McLeod Athletic Park
Channel Cup Challenge
September 15th - 16th, 2017
U40 Escape Room
September 22nd, 2017
Greater Vancouver Food Bank Sorting Day
September 28th, 2017
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
BCEA's LINK Conference 2017
November 1st - 2nd, 2017
The Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver
Kelowna Holiday Meet & Greet
November 13th, 2017
Warehouse Associate
North Vancouver
Posted June 2nd, 2017
Inside Sales/Counter Service
Code Electric Products
Port Coquitlam, BC
Posted May 19th, 2017
Inside Sales Quotations for Ready Lite
Ready Lite
Surrey, BC
Posted May 11th, 2017
Counter-Inside Sales
Eecol Electric
Chilliwack, BC
Posted May 4th, 2017
Inside Sales Representative
Thomas & Betts
Surrey, BC
Posted May 4th, 2017
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Book
The most up-to-date safe electrical installation requirements.
BCEA Scholarship Program
Find out about BCEA scholarships.

The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) is a strong industry voice, a united front, designed to education and promote B.C.'s electrical industry. We are dedicated to helping our members and the electrical industry achieve the highest level of success.

Privacy · Terms & Conditions