Paul de Jong is President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), which represents over 125 construction employers from Ontario to British Columbia. PCA represents its members by providing public policy advocacy, labour relations advice and programs, and industry engagement. Paul has an extensive background over the last 25 years in strategic management, government relations, business development, and labour relations. Active in a variety of industry initiatives and forums, he has previously served on the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) Board of Directors, co-chair of the Constructions Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) Respect in Workplace Committee, CLAC Health & Welfare Board of Trustees, and as a Board Member with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB). Paul currently serves as chair of the Management Advisory Committee of the University of Alberta Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Strategic Construction Modeling & Delivery; and, on the BuildForce Board of Directors.