CCAA Forum 2020

On December 10th, 2020, the CCAA held its first ever Virtual National Labour Market Strategy Forum, and from all accounts, it was a tremendous success.

A really big thanks goes out to our excellent panelists and the more than 270 of you who registered for the 3-hour event.  We were really impressed with the quality and substance of the panel discussions and judging from the responses to our post-event survey, so were the attendees.  We were especially pleased that almost everyone who responded to our survey indicated they would like to attend our next virtual event.

We learned a lot from this initial foray into the virtual event format and can promise you our next one will be even better!

Poll Results

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Want to see it again?  In case you missed a session, or would look like to view again, please see below:

Session 1: From Pre to Post: Insights on a Changing Aviation and Aerospace Labour Landscape

CCAA’s Phil Sims, Senior Director takes a fact-based look into pandemic-driven workforce changes in our industry and offers insights on their impact on the future of our sector.

Session 2: Regional Perspectives on Navigating Labour and Training Challenges Beyond Covid

Moderated by Theresa Davis-Woodhouse, CCAA Senior Director, this panel discussion focuses on navigating labour and training challenges beyond Covid at a regional level.

Carole Lee Reinhardt

President & CEO, Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association

Heather Bell

Chair, British Columbia Aviation Council

Nathalie Paré

Directrice Générale, Comité sectoriel de main-d'oeuvre en aérospatiale du Québec

Wendell C. Wiebe

Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Aerospace


Moira Harvey

Executive Director,Ontario Aerospace Council

Session 3National Perspectives on The Future of the Skilled Aviation and Aerospace Workforce in a Post-Covid World

CCAA Executive Director, Robert Donald and representatives from national associations look at the future of the skilled aviation and aerospace workforce in a post-covid world from the national perspective.

Mike Mueller 

Senior Vice President, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

John McKenna

President and CEO,    Air Transport Association of Canada

Fred Jones

President and CEO, Helicopter Association of Canada

Anthony Norejko

President and CEO, Canadian Business Aviation Association 


Daniel-Robert Gooch

President, Canadian Airports Council

Session 4Industry Perspectives on Navigating Post -Covid Labor and Training Challenges

CCAA’s Robert Donald leads a discussion focusing on industry perspectives in navigating the labour market and training challenges created by Covid.

Brenda Baker

Sr. Manager Operations, AAR

Patrick White

President and CEO, Evas Air

Jim Penwell

VP Quality, IMP Aerospace


Maze Hobeyn

Director of Component Services, Jazz.