MEMBERSHIP:  Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, membership in the Association is open to firms/individuals as may come within one or more of the Groups listed below who are of good repute and moral character and who, in the opinion of the membership committee, of the section of the group in which they would be eligible, possess honesty, integrity, financial responsibility, and experience in the work covered by the group in which they seek membership.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:  Firms/individuals not residing or carrying on business within the the City and Counties of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Hastings, Haliburton, and Durham Region may be admitted to membership on the payment of dues and membership fees prescribed from time to time, but shall NOT thereby become entitled to hold office or vote at any meetings of the Association.


  • Group 1:
    All contractors handling one or more of the basic trades such as masonry, carpentry, concrete work, etc. being those who take contracts involving the letting of sub-contracts to trade contractors.
  • Group 2:
    All contractors usually known as trade contractors or sub-contractors and who confine their activities to one trade without sub-letting the same.
  • Group 3:
  • Group 4:
  • Group 5:
    i) Manufacturers, ii) Material and Supply companies or individuals, iii) Miscellaneous, including bonding companies, insurance companies, trade journals, credit information, etc. and all other firms/individuals having direct or indirect contact with the building industry.

To become a member and to access our great benefits, download our Membership Application.  You must complete our membership application and return it to our office along with a cheque and two (2) recommendations, in writing, from active members of our Association. 



Instantly Connected – As a member, you are instantly connected with over 125 of the best industrial, commercial, and institutional companies in the City of Peterborough and surrounding districts.

Up and Coming Tenders –  All PDCA Members are granted access to the ‘Out for Tender’ page on our website which allows you to browse through upcoming jobs and tenders.

Plans Room Service – A plans room is available for the use of members to view any electronic plans and specifications.

Labour Relations – The Association is willing to assist in any way they can with regard to labour relations problems.

Meeting Room – A board room is available for members to hold meetings.

Printing Services – Photocopies and Blueprint copies are available for a nominal charge.

Keynote Speakers – Monthly Breakfast meetings are held with guest speakers related to the construction industry.

Social Events – The highlight of the year is the Errol Hanbidge Annual Golf Tournament in September.  We also host many other activities throughout the year.

Bulletin Service – Bulletins are published weekly to keep members informed as to upcoming social events, activities of the Association, and any news of interest to member firms as well as new technologies and innovative solutions pertinent to our field.

Oath and Affidavits – A Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits is in the Association office, and commissioning of statutory declarations is free of charge to member firms.

Training – The Association schedules construction-related training throughout the year at a discounted rate for members.

Membership Directory – This roster of members and services of the Association is updated and published as a promotional tool.  It is distributed to all members to assist them in dealing with one another.  It is also distributed to Architects, Engineers, Owners, Developers, and other people of influence in construction to encourage them to consider our members when engaging in the construction, maintenance, or improvement of buildings and infrastructure.

Website – The PDCA website, like the Membership Directory, exists to promote our members and services.  The site is frequently updated with training courses and information concerning current and upcoming events.

Member of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) – We work towards solving issues that affect the local construction industry.  Our organization holds a seat on COCA’s Board of Directors.  We bring local issues to the decision makers at Queen’s Park.