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 Ottawa chapter executive list.

  1. Nadia Puglisi: Interim Chair
  2. Andrew Bartlett: Vice chair
  3. Kent LeClair: Secretary/Treasurer
  4. Dave Harper: Industry chair
  5. Curtis Shea: Executive Member at Large

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

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:

SOUDEUR – niveau 1

5 Mars 2018

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Get involved with:"The New Welder Nation"

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.
Your local chapter needs YOUR help to promote our industry to stay on the leading edge.
The following volunteering opportunities are open to all CWA Ottawa chapter members:
1. Chair
2. Secretary
3. Treasurer
4. Fundraising
5. Publicity
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If you wish to join the Canadian Welding Association - Ottawa Chapter, please contact us at: by October 10, 2017.

Comparative Review of Welding Standards Followed Around the World: CSA vs AWS & ISO

April 27, 2017 Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe - 575 Bank St, Ottawa

Presented by Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards, CWB Group
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with a comparative review of these Standards’ requirements and an overview of their similarities and differences. While in Canada and US welding requirements are driven by the building code and product standards, in Europe the welding requirements are driven by legislation and product standards. This presentation will describe the building code and legislation requirements. Also, some examples will be given to show the requirements for qualification of welding personnel and welding procedures as outlined in these standards.

Fee: $35 for CWA Members; $45 Non Member; $20 Students

Register Online

The Non-Destructive Evaluation, Failure Prediction and Burst Testing of a Service Damaged Pressure Vessel, which contained Weld Defects

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe - 575 Bank St, Ottawa

Speaker: Mick Pates, IWE. PPC and Associates

Mick’s education includes an MSc. in Welding Technology and he is also a Certified International Welding Engineer. He has been involved in joining, NDE and failure analysis in the nuclear, structural, aerospace, mining, electronics, defence, marine and offshore industries on a global basis. He is currently President of PPC and PPC and Associates, both Welding Engineering/Technology and Inspection Consultancies and is retained by MaJIC, the Materials and Joining Innovation Centre.

Summary: A pressure vessel, which had been withdrawn from service due to cracking in the weld zone, was subject to several types of Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) to characterize and measure the weld flaws. These techniques included magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing in both the manual and mechanized modes. Using the flaw sizes given by the NDE analysis, and the material toughness values taken from the vessel and weld zones, an Engineering Critical Assessment was carried out in order to predict the failure location.

$35 for CWA Members; $45 Non Member; $20 Students

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Welding Hazards & Safety

January 19, 2017, 6:00 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe - 575 Bank St, Ottawa

Speaker: Dominique Daoust - 3M Personal Safety

This presentation gives an overview of respiratory protection, eye and face protection, welding fume hazards, and occupational exposures limit (OEL) to help the industry deal with real life health conditions and how they can protect themselves from welding hazards.

RSVP: Purchase your ticket on line. No ticket sale at the door.

For any questions or ticket sales for events, contact Kevin Bagheri at 613-282-2026

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