Our Mission

The Manitoba Masonry Contractors Association represents masonry contracting firms active in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sectors of the construction industry. The Association is committeed to education and training of masonry sector personnel; the development of workplace technology and safety; a substainable environment; and to the support of building codes, standards and masonry related regulations.

The Association promotes an increased use of masonry construction. It provides masonry contractor members with information and services that improve their opportunities for working in the construction industry. The Association represents masonry contractor interests and concerns to all levels of government; to the public and to markets related to the construction industry.

Manitoba Masonry Contractors Association (MMCA)

The Manitoba Masonry Contractors Association is the communications resource supporting initiatives focused on: education & skills training, quality assurance, research, legislative reform and industry partnerships. As the voice for our provinces masonry contractors, MMCA’s goal is to ensure a strong future for the masonry trade.

Your MMCA membership allows you to be a part of a united industry organization and comes with many benefits.

Input into labor training issues, contract negotiations with local unions and into local industry issues and promotions.

Access to safety seminars as well as other seminars of benefit to the industry, many of which are solely or jointly funded by MMCA.

Your apprentices may be part of local, national and international skills competitions and be eligible to receive MMCA bursaries to compete.

Access and exposure to professionals such as architects and structural designers through MMCA initiatives such as the Manitoba Masonry Design Awards.

Opportunity to access your peers as industry sounding boards at general meetings and at MMCA social functions

Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA)

Your MMCA membership includes membership in CMCA. Some of the benefits of belonging to CMCA include:

  • A window to the masonry industry on a whole; CMCA gets input from entire country.
  • CMCA places an emphasis on education and maintenance of a well balanced national workforce.
  • Input into apprenticeship curriculum and exams.
  • Input into the development of industry standards, manuals and information packages.
  • Subscription to the quarterly publication “Masonry”.
  • Support in lobbying for building codes and standards upgrades/updates.

Canadian Masonry Design Center (CMDC)

Your MMCA membership includes partnership in CMDC. Some of the benefits of belonging to CMDC include:

Access to structural design engineers to help you iron out potential problems during the pre-construction stage and beyond.

Coordinated research at various Universities for the advancement in masonry design.

Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA)

With participation locally by MMCA members, funding is provided to the faculty of Engineering at the U of M and other institutions across the country. This co-coordinated effort helps prevent needless duplication of funding.

Become a Member

Full membership with the MMCA gives benefits of CMCA, CMDC and the MMI. CMDC is an organization that helps contractors “connect” with engineers through their advice and through education of both contractors and engineers on proper masonry construction practices and designs.

It furthermore assists masonry contractors by providing services of a professional engineer in cases of disputes where contractors feel they are unfairly branded in their performance on a project (ie: Unreasonable requirements of design, etc.)

Last but not least, contractors can look for assistance from the CMDC in their efforts to convert projects to masonry from other proposed construction methods.

Become a Member

MMCA Executive


Mark Laarveld

Euro-Can Ent. Ltd
First VP

Donald Cullen

Don Cullen Masonry
Second VP

Chris Cunha

Cunha Masonry
Third VP

Eric Brisco

Lead Masonry Ltd.

Norman Blerot

Blerot Masonry
Immediate Past President

Rob Wiebe

Kornerstone Masonry Ltd.
Manitoba Representative to CMDC

Gus Kotoulas

Alpha Masonry


MMCA Administrator

Peter Schuster

(204) 226-2695

Pamela Pineau



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