Ottawa Gatineau

Chapter Contact
Andrew Bartlett

Welcome to the Ottawa Gatineau Chapter page. We are extremely honored and proud to serve the capital region of our beautiful country. Our Ottawa Gatineau Chapter is very active and committed to student and industry involvement from our local colleges, universities, and industries.

We have a number dedicated volunteers with various interesting backgrounds from industry and education.

Here is the Ottawa chapter executive list.

- Kent MacDonald (Co-chair)
- Andrew Bartlett (Co-chair)
- Josh Fortin (Secretary-Treasurer)
- Robert Amson (Secretary-Treasurer)
- Troy Helmer (Recording Secretary)
- Patrick Mainville (Program Outreach/Education Chair)
- Sean Stewart (Social Media/Education Chair)
- Chad Legault (Social Media/Education Chair)
- Farid Shigapov (Education Chair)
- Shannen MacDonald (Diversity Chair)

Please have a look at our Facebook page for exciting updates.

For any questions or ticket sales for events, contact anyone of the members of our local executive above or call 613-720-9353

Jim Galloway: When “Good Welds” Go Bad An Introduction to Welding Failure

When: Thursday, October 26th, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
Where: Online event

This talk will introduce the most common mechanisms for the failure of welded components, starting with design or misapplication of the material, to faulty workmanship or deterioration in service. We will review some of the fundamental design issues, filler metal selection, welding procedures and processes effects, metallurgical effects of fusion welds and cracking mechanisms, plus service-induced weld failure mechanisms such as fatigue, wear, corrosion, creep, etc.

Click HERE for full details and to register.

Presentation: Erik Dickerson, a welder/trainer with OPG / OYAP success

When: Thursday, September 28th, 7-9pm
Where: 2679 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1T 1N1

Calling all Ottawa/Gatineau CWB Association members! On September 28th, the Ottawa/Gatineau Chapter invites you to attend a presentation by Erik Dickerson, a weldor/trainer with Ontario Power Generation and an OYAP success story. Network with Chapter members and Industry partners. Register today to win swag and door prizes. We are also holding a cash 50/50 draw.

Spread the word, and we hope to see you there! Click HERE for full details and to register.

Ottawa/Gatineau Chapter Meet - Stacked Smoke Meat & Grill

When: Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Where: 2679 Bank St 2679 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1T 1N1

Calling all Ottawa/Gatineau CWB Association members! On June 15th, the Ottawa/Gatineau Chapter invites you to join in for a social event to network with Chapter Executive members and learn about upcoming opportunities to get more involved in your local community! Register today to win swag and door prizes. Spread the word and hope to see you there!

Click HERE for more information.

CSA W47.1 2019 Edition Changes

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

The new edition of CSA Standard W47.1 has introduced its own new provisions for robotic applications, welding of sheet steel of 3mm and less, welding of stainless steel of all thicknesses and new provisions specific for marine applications. These new provisions will apply to all CSA W47.1 certified welding companies when such applications are required by the Contract, Product Standard or by the National or Provincial Building Codes.

Click HERE for more info.

Try The Technology Day

Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00AM – 3:00PM EST
Western Quebec Career Centre
100 Avenue Frank-Robinson
Gatineau, QC J9H 4A6

The CWB Ottawa Chapter along with the Western Quebec Career Centre (WQCC) would like to invite you to join us to try your hands on the latest welding technology. Miller Welding Equipment, Lincoln Electric and ESAB Welding will be on hand with some of their new welding equipment so you can come and try the technology and ask questions with the technical representatives from these equipment suppliers.

Click HERE for a brochure in English
Click HERE for a brochure in French

For full event details click HERE

Improving Performance in Aluminum Welding

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30PM – 9:00PM EST
Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe
575 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 5L7

As the demands for higher productivity and improved quality drive businesses to be more cost effective, advanced techniques offer cost saving measures and competitive edges. This is a look at the effects of wire diameter changes versus travel speeds and distortion as well as other techniques that can increase travel speeds and reduce strength reduction by through optional base alloys. Other challenges to increase performance of aluminum welding using advances in technology will be discussed.

CLICK HERE to register

Speaker: Jeff Moulton, P.Eng. Welding Engineer, BMT Canada Ltd.

Thursday December 6th, 2018 Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub (Glebe) – 575 Bank St, Ottawa

Jeff holds a MASC specialization in welding and is presently a Welding Engineer with BMT Canada Ltd that works with clients in the marine, structural and oil and gas industries. His experience includes research for welding automotive aluminum tailor welded blanks, the development of specialized repair procedures for oil and gas applications, and orbital welding for construction.

The presentation will provide an overview of the welding procedures and practices used to manage the risks associated with maintenance and tie in welding on in-service (live) oil and gas pipelines. Examples of welding procedure qualification tests will be used to demonstrate the importance of welders and engineers working together to develop practical and code compliant welding procedures.

For full information and to register CLICK HERE

Speaker: Justin Bissonnette, Wel-Teck Welding Repairs Inc.

Thursday Oct 4, 2018 Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub (Glebe) – 575 Bank St, Ottawa

The Bissonnette family owns and operates Wel-Teck Welding Repairs in Cornwall, ON and provide a comprehensive list of services which include factory certified maintenance, calibration and repairs for welding equipment. Justin’s presentation will provide guidance to maintaining your welding equipment in top condition. Troubleshooting tips and suggestions for welders will be provided that can help in avoiding common welding torch, regulator and equipment challenges for GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW processes.

For registration information- Please contact Mick Pates at:

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Join the CWA Ottawa Chapter! Whether you are a Welding Professional, a Welding Student or Educator, or involved in the Welding Industry.....

Now is the time to become involved with your CWA Ottawa Chapter.
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The following volunteering opportunities are open to all CWA Ottawa chapter members:
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