Chapter Contact

The Kitchener Chapter, formerly the Golden Triangle Chapter, centers itself in the tri-city area of Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph, ON and includes a wide area west to London and north to Owen Sound. This area is well-established historically as a zone of intense manufacturing including many, many industries that employ welding as a primary process. Much of the welding and fabrication work supports the automotive sector as well as many highly engineered custom and structural fabrication shops. The Kitchener Chapter Executive has close ties to the renowned welding programs offered at Conestoga College. The faculty at the College were the founding members of the Chapter dating back to the days when the organization was called the Canadian Welding Society (CWS) and Welding Institute of Canada (WIC).

We represent over 2,000 CWB Association members in the region. The growth of the CWB Association has been reflective within the Kitchener Chapter, and we intend to offer our members and non-members alike professional development and networking opportunities. The Chapter plans events at least once a month from September to June. Typical events include: single speaker evenings, dinner seminars, plant tours and other events throughout the season. Occasionally we have technical sessions with other societies and associations including the AWS, SME, ASM, and CINDE among others interested in hosting mutually interesting topics. We also plan joint meetings with our fellow CWB Association chapters and have a mentoring role with the Student Chapter of Conestoga College.

Presently, the Chapter is planning the 2020-2021 meeting schedule. We will be pleased to offer you an event calendar to review shortly, in the meantime follow us at one of our social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram) to stay up to date on all upcoming events! If you have any suggestions on events we could organize, please get in touch with us.

Thank you for visiting our page, and on behalf of the Chapter, we hope to see you at one of our events.

If you wish for more information, you can contact one of our executive members at

Kitchener Chapter Executive

Chair – Jackie Morris
Vice-Chair – Michael Klee
Treasurer - Jason Ryan  
Administrator - Jordan Stephenson
Education Chair - Josh Hyde
Social Media Chair - Daniela Torelli

Axe-identally Fabulous

When: Saturday, May 11th, 4:00-5:30 pm
Where: Bad Axe Throwing Waterloo, 321 Weber Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 3H8

Come join the CWBA - Kitchener Chapter at Bad Axe Throwing Waterloo for a night of fun and excitement. Get ready to unleash your inner lumberjack as you learn the art of axe throwing in a safe and controlled environment. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, this event is perfect for anyone looking to try something new and exciting. Grab your friends & family and unleash your competitive spirit as you aim for the bullseye. Bring your Mom if you like, it's Mothers Day weekend after all.

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Welding Electrodes: Coated-Solid-Cored: A technical presentation by Jim Galloway

Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm EST on Teams

This presentation will explain the various classification systems for steel welding electrodes used for shielded metal arc welding (‘stick’), gas metal arc welding (‘mig’), and the cored wires used for flux and metal cored welding.  In certain cases, these processes can be used for direct current electrode positive polarity, negative polarity, or alternating current based upon the application.  The Canadian electrode classification is documented in CSA W48, however the American Welding Society (AWS) system is also common in industry, and both systems have many commonalities.

Speakers BIO: Jim Galloway is a Professor and the Coordinator of Welding Programs at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario.  He holds a B.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering Technology, is a Certified Engineering Technologist, and is a graduate of Conestoga’s weld tech programs.  He is also a Journeyman Welder (Red Seal) and an International Welding Technologist (IWT). Over his 40-year career he has worked as a welding inspector and R&D technologist in the power generation sector, a technical manager in the rail-car manufacturing industry, and the manufacturing manager for an automated production machinery manufacturer.  Jim also volunteers with several CSA Technical committees, including CSAW117.2 (welding safety), CSC26 (arc welding equipment), and CSAW48 (electrodes & filler metals).

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Careers in Welding Panelist Event

Join the CWB Association Conestoga College Student Chapter and Kitchener Chapter on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7pm EST for a virtual Careers in Welding Panelist Event on Zoom! This event will feature 4 recent graduates from Conestoga College’s welding programs and is a great opportunity to gain a perspective on how to be successful in the welding industry, what employers are looking for, and general advice to help you in your future career. Listen in as they share what it has been like to transition from students to employees in the wide world of welding and have the opportunity to win a $100 E-Gift Card to Canada Welding Supply!

Meet our Panelists:

Kate McAuley, Welding Specialist at Aecon

Justin Gear, Welder Fitter at Walters

Kevin Liu,  Welding Technician at Liburdi Automation

Riley Ogilvie, Scientific Technician at WeldBot in Ohio

Zoom Meeting ID: 217 375 4453

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Lincoln Electric Aluminum Welding Productivity

March 30th, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST

Tune in to learn about productivity improvement with Aluminum welding and you could win a Lincoln Electric VIKING™ 3350 Polar Arc™ Welding Helmet and a $100 E-Gift to Recipe Unlimited. For any questions, please contact

For full details and to register, click HERE.

Welding Trivia Night

When: November 18th, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM EST- Online Event

Test your welding knowledge and a chance to win some prizes!!! Click HERE for more details and find out the great prize giveaways.

If you missed this event and would like to watch the recording, click HERE.


When: Wednesday, December 9th, 1-2pm
This event is a live webinar

Presented By: Satya Gajapathi, Innovation Lead for Advanced Manufacturing Division of CCNB-INNOV

This presentation discusses practical welding problems from the industry and how simulations are applied to find solutions. Using an example of a stud welding model, optimization of the welding parameters based on the hardness requirement is demonstrated.

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If you missed this event, please watch the video below.

Advancements in Adaptive Remote Laser Welding

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 1 pm Eastern Time (5 pm- 6 pm GMT)
This event is a live webinar

In this discussion, we will review various features such as triangulation based seam tracking, gap bridging, high-speed oscillation, pattern welding, shape-based recognition for welding utilizing vision, and coaxial based vision packages with algorithms developed for in-process quality inspection.  These features will be reviewed in various real life applications and their benefits relative to the process will be explored. Hosted by ABICOR BINZEL's Jason Woolley and John Sutter.

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CSA W47.1 (2019) Highlights

When: Monday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM
Where: Four Father’s Brewing Co. 125 Guelph Ave, Cambridge, ON

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with updates on what is being changed in the upcoming edition of CSA W47.1. The CSA W47.1 Technical Committee has agreed to the inclusion of new provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures that will help fabricators welding steel materials less than 3mm thickness, stainless-steel materials of all thicknesses and for robotics.

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Data Collection- Big Welds, Big Data

When: Wednesday, November 13th 2019, 6:00 PM
Where: Four Father’s Brewing Co. 125 Guelph Ave, Cambridge, ON

This event will consist of three presentations by Lincoln Electric, Fronius - Perfect Welding and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics. Each presentation will highlight the impact data collection and Industry 4.0 is having on the welding industry through the lens of that particular speaker.

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Electrical Hazard Reduction In Arc Welding

When: September 25th, 2019
Where: Conestoga College - Cambridge Campus Room A1326

This presentation will focus on the electrical shock hazards associated with arc welding operations and the available methods that can be used to reduce the risks. These electrical hazards can be generally grouped as either secondary voltage shock or stray welding current faults. The talk will reinforce the best practices available to prevent harm from arc welding electricity, and to explore hazard reduction devices (engineering controls) that are evolving, but that are not yet in widespread use. The risks associated with stray welding current faults, and the potential damage that can occur to electrical systems from these faults, will also be discussed.

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