CAM Mover's Edge, August 2009

CAM’s 2009 Golf Tournament — It’s a Shotgun Start!

CAM’s 2009 Annual Golf Tournament will be held this year on Monday, September 21. The prices are the same as last year. The venue is the same too – Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. It will be held as a shotgun event with the tee-off time for everyone at 1:00 PM. Don’t miss it! 

CAM’s New Helper Training Video

CAM’s new helper training video is now available online. It’s designed as an introduction to the moving profession for newly-hired helpers. It’s an online course with a quiz. It costs $315 (including GST) which gives you the following for 12 months:

  • Unlimited access to the video for a year
  • Use of, and feedback from, the related quiz
  • Unlimited access to CAM’s Canadian Professional Mover course

The video and questionnaire are currently being translated and will be available in French this month.

CAM Conference News

Make plans now to attend CAM’s 2009 Annual Conference. There are some incredible air fares available now with WestJet and Air Canada. (You could even pick up a cheap air fare and golf with us on September 21.)

The conference will open with a one-day workshop on productivity. The facilitator will be Kathi Albertini, a well-known provider of Profit Enhancement Group (PEG) programs in the USA.

We will hold a free conference call in mid-September to discuss the conference and offer a few tips to members about how to obtain the maximum value from attending the productivity workshop. 

Watch your email for the latest program announcements.

Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act

CAM has received a few complaints regarding estimates not complying with Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act. You should know that it applies to you if you meet any one of the following conditions:

  • You are domiciled in Ontario OR,
  • Your move is within Ontario OR,
  • Your move begins in Ontario OR,
  • Your move ends in Ontario.

You may not change the conditions of the Act by adding a clause to your estimate. The 10% rule applies. The maximum that can be charged to a consumer is the estimate value plus 10% unless the conditions of the move change.

Membership

In the past month, CAM welcomed three new members and welcomed back two old friends.

New members:

  • AMJ Campbell Van Lines, Delta, British Columbia
  • Globe Moving/Premiere Van Lines, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Highland Moving & Storage Ltd., Calgary, Alberta

Returning members:

  • CSS Homeward Bound, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Domestic Moving & Storage Ltd., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

CAM Awards

Now is the time to review the leaders in Canada’s moving and storage industry and submit a nomination for a deserving individual in one of the following categories. 

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Founders Award
  • Innovators Award

The deadline for nominations is September 9, 2009. Nomination forms can be downloaded from our website. The awards will be presented at our 9th Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, November 16, 2009.