TIAA has a number of committees that report in to the Board of Directors. If you are interested in volunteering on any of the committees noted below, please contact the TIAA office.
This representative serves as a liaison between the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (of which TIAA has been a member since early 2011) and TIAA. Responsibilities include attending two – three AEEA meetings per year and providing regular reports to the TIAA board on AEEA initiatives.
Committee: Eric Ludwig
Alberta Provincial Skills Committee
The purpose of the Skills Committee is to participate in the Alberta Skills Competition event with the goal of promoting the insulator trade. It is also our purpose to recruit workers by making them aware of the opportunities of the insulator trade. This is done by organizing competitors to demonstrate skills required in the trade and to allow onlookers to try an aspect of the trade through the "Try-a Trade" portion.
Committee: Paul Blinzer
The purpose of Apprenticeship Committee is to inform the membership of activities and events related to the development of apprentices in Alberta. These duties include reporting on Asbestos Classes, Apprenticeship Classes, Career Fairs, and any other related activities.
Committee: Paul Blinzer
Labour Relations Committee
The Labour Relations Committee reports on manpower issues and concerns in the industry. It follows and reports on project labour demands from year to year. It reports on forecasts of what will be required in the trade for future projects and the need to apprentice more workers.
Committee: Pat Pearson, Ryan Wismer
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
TIAA is a member of the Workers Compensation Board Industry Task Force (ITF). This committee monitors information brought forward by the ITF, including but not limited to: WCB premiums; stress-related policies; appeals representation for employers; legislation regulations; WCB funding of OH & S programs; stakeholder discussion forums; and rehabilitation. Opportunity for the membership to respond and can be done on an industry basis through TIAA.
The North and South chapter social committees are responsible for organizing 2 - 3 annual social events in their respective chapters. This typically includes an annual barbecue, as well as a winter-based social event (i.e. ski trip, dog sledding excursion, etc.) The committee also organizes the annual golf tournament held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.
North Chapter Social Committee: Jason Miekle, Bo Spellman
South Chapter Social Committee: Murray Wedhorn