Important links


Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating - CIPH

CIPH is a non-profit trade association which consists of manufacturers, wholesalers, master distributors, manufacturers' agents and related companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing and hydronics heating products, industrial, Waterworks and other mechanical products. Deschênes Group Inc. is member of this association.


Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada - MCAC

MCAC is a non profit association working at promoting, enhancing and developing the mechanical industry serving the interests of the plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors who work in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.



Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec - CMMTQ

A mandatory membership Corporation created in 1949 by the Loi sur les maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie with nearly 2000 pipe installation contractors. No contractor is allowed to submit a quotation on pipe installation work, carry out or have pipe work carried out or present himself as a pipe installation contractor, without being member of this corporation.

Purchasing Groups

AD Canada Plumbing & Heating

Since January 1st, 2016, the founding members of the most recent division of AD Canada Plumbing & Heating operate over 250 branches across Canada and hold a substantial share of the market.


AD Canada Electrical

AD Canada Electrical is a Canadian buying group of independent distributors for electrical products. The group collectively operates over 100 points of sale from coast to coast, and serves customers in all 10 provinces, the Yukon and the North-Western Territories.



Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning (HPAC) Magazine

Canadian magazine published seven times a year focussing on heating, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, hydronics, business and marketing.



Technical and professional magazine published 6 times a year by the CETAF to inform the air treatment and cooling systems professionals on technical, financial and legal subjects, news in the industry, new products, current building sites, etc.


Inter-Mécanique du bâtiment – IMB

Magazine published 10 times a year by the CMMTQ intended for any person related closely or by far to building mechanics, engineers or technicians, architects, contractors, specifyers and inspectors.


Supply House Times

Official monthly publication by the American Supply Association (ASA) covering various subjects on the plumbing, hydronics and air-conditioning, ventilation and air conditioned industry.


The Wholesaler

Monthly publication aimed at the plumbing, heating and air-conditioning wholesalers and distributors which discusses news, tendencies, developments and management tools for these industries.


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