The Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund was initiated in memory of Orvil L. Davie, the first chair of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). The purpose of the fund is to assist students in completing their education for a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry (HVACR) and to assist in maintaining a higher caliber of HVACR industry personnel.
The fund provides bursaries to individuals who require financial assistance in completing training in an accepted course directly related to the HVACR industry.
Applicants for the bursaries may come from the community or vocational college systems, or through industry sources such as the provincial apprenticeship programmes.
Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.
HRAI advocates a safe, responsible and fair industry where indoor environment systems and refrigeration processes are designed, installed and serviced by qualified professionals in order to ensure efficient and energy-conscious operation. The association’s activities are directly related to the needs and requests of its membership and include education and training programs, industry meetings, up-to-date industry information, technical support, government and industry advocacy, statistics and trends, and a bi-ennial national trade show.