Partners in learning

Lee Senter, CFCRA president

Groups want to collaborate with CFCRA on education

The CFCRA is a shareholder of the ANSI Standard-producer, Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC). The largest association in the world for cleaning is the ISSA — the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The ISSA recently took over the management of the CSSA in Canada. This is a good thing because the resources of the ISSA are immense and the people behind the association are cutting-edge industry leaders.

On June 11-13, 2019, the ISSA Canada group, International Facility Management Association and the REMI Network are going to have a joint trade show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The CFCRA will be launching the new Resilient Floor Maintenance Technician (RFMT) certification class. This will be the first time the IICRC will have a common manual for a class. This manual will be the product of the input from the major resilient floor manufacturers. The instructor will be Stan Hulin. We will also be holding a Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT) class with Roy Reichow and Bill Griffin as instructors. The wealth of knowledge these men will share on floor maintenance will be second to none.

The CFCRA will also be participating with the Canadian Sustainability Conference held by Mister Chemical Ltd. (MCL) at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 13-15. We will have some seminars and spread the good word of the association in support of this great event.

By the time you read this we will have held our Certified Flooring Installer (CFI) classes in March. We did not anticipate the manner in which people register, i.e., almost everyone at the last minute! Drew Kern is bound to be ready to be our lead instructor. Carl Sonego is being prepped to be our resilient instructor. We are still looking for a Canadian to be a lead carpet installation instructor. If you have any suggestions, please reach out to me at info@cfcra.ca.

We have our IICRC UFT (Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician) class scheduled for April 9 and 10 in Vaughan, Ont. This is “buy one; get one free” for members and if you join the association you can get the class free.

Last but not least, we are looking for a couple of manufacturer or distributor representatives to join the CFCRA board of directors. Reach out to me if you are interested.

The Canadian Flooring Cleaning and Restoration Association (CFCRA) was preceded by the Flooring Institute of Ontario (FIO), a not-for-profit organization which proudly served the needs of flooring industry professionals in Ontario since 1962.

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