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Canadian National Brownfield Summit – June 13th 2018

Learning from the Past; Charting the Future
Attend Canada’s First Brownfield Summit, hosted by CBN

CBN is pleased to host the first-ever Brownfield Summit as this year’s edition of our annual conference. Join us in
Toronto June 13. The summit will feature:

  • Our popular Cross-country Check-up: a session on recent regulatory changes and an opportunity to learn about new initiatives from our panel of regulators
  • Legal Update: case law shapes our practice as brownfielders. This session will feature presentations on the most recent court cases affecting brownfields
  • Emerging Technology: focused presentations on the technological trends that will affect your brownfield practice today and in the future
  • NRTEE +15: the cornerstone of the Summit. Revisit the 2003 National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) report as we find out what has worked, what still needs to be done, and what challenges are emerging. Then, join us in a discussion and determination of the brownfield agenda for the next few years

This will be a working event, so be prepared – bring the knowledge you’ve gained as a brownfield practitioner and your insights into brownfield redevelopment/reuse, roll up your sleeves and set the stage for the future of brownfields in Canada!

Register Today!

Ontario Environment Industry Day – December 12th 2017

Register now: https://environmentindustryday2017.eventbrite.com

With a provincial election coming in June 2018, this year’s Environment Industry Day at Queen’s Park will feature a unique afternoon program and panel!

  • Join representatives from a range of environment and cleantech firms as we discuss what policies we need from Ontario’s major political parties in the coming election.  What does your firm need to grow?
  • What regulatory and legislative barriers are holding you back?
  • What do politicians of all stripes need to know about running and growing an Ontario environment and cleantech business?

We will hold a series of roundtable discussions, followed by our annual industry political panel that will feature:

  • Trish Nixon, Chief Impact Investing Officer, ‎CoPower Inc
  • Brandon Moffatt, cleantech entrepreneur and VP, Development & Operations, Stormfisher Environmental
  • Michele Grenier, Executive Director of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)

Moderated by Sandra Odendahl, President & CEO, CMC Research Institutes

AGENDA for Tuesday, December 12, 2017:

1:30 PM                Registration and networking
2:00 – 2:45 PM     Roundtable discussions of industry issues
2:45 – 4:00 PM     Tables report back and panel responds
4:00 – 4:30 PM      Political and policy response
4:30 PM                 Networking and walk to Queen’s Park reception

LOCATION: Charbonnel Lounge of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, 81 St Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

TO REGISTER:
Please visit link https://environmentindustryday2017.eventbrite.com

Register now to secure your seat as space is limited!

Consider becoming a sponsor of EID for as little as $750 – and all sponsorships include tickets to the event.  Please contact Sonia Zorzos at info@oneia.ca / 416-531-7884 and she can put you in touch with the sponsorship committee.

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Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference – October 2018

The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference (“DEMCON”) is scheduled for October 3rd – 4th 2018 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario.  DEMCON is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, non-governmental disaster relief organizations, and emergency management professional and student associations.

The full Program will be posted by April 1, 2018.  Keynote speakers plus three concurrent tracks will feature topics vital to your emergency management needs of today. It adds up to 28 different topics and renowned speakers over 2-days for your professional development plus outstanding networking opportunities with your peers!

The education program for WCDM presents the Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

Registration will open by February 2018. To register, visit the conference website.

Canadian Ecotoxicology Workshop – Vancouver, Sept. 30th to Oct. 3rd, 2018

September 30 – October 3, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. More Information

CEW is held annually in a different region of Canada to draw interest among a wider group of ecotoxicologists and to gain a national perspective of current and emerging issues. These three-day workshops are traditionally held in the fall, where 200-400 participants take in more than 150 platform and poster presentations.

Each workshop is hosted by a local Organizing Committee on behalf on the Board. Workshops are organized on a two-year planning schedule, where arrangements for the date and location are finalized during the first year, and program and other details finalized the following year. Workshops are planned on a cost-recovery basis, with additional support from sponsorships.

The success of workshops has largely been due to attendees who have generously contributed their time in serving in various capacities. Further information about forthcoming workshops, and general information about the Workshop series may be obtained from those listed under Contacts.

 

Canada’s First Brownfield Submit – June 13th, 2018

Learning from the Past; Charting the Future
Attend Canada’s First Brownfield Summit, hosted by CBN

CBN is pleased to host the first-ever Brownfield Summit as this year’s edition of our annual conference. Join us in
Toronto June 13. The summit will feature:

 

  • Our popular Cross-country Check-up: a session on recent regulatory changes and an opportunity to learn about new initiatives from our panel of regulators
  • Legal Update: case law shapes our practice as brownfielders. This session will feature presentations on the most recent court cases affecting brownfields
  • Emerging Technology: focused presentations on the technological trends that will affect your brownfield practice today and in the future
  • NRTEE +15: the cornerstone of the Summit. Revisit the 2003 National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) report as we find out what has worked, what still needs to be done, and what challenges are emerging. Then, join us in a discussion and determination of the brownfield agenda for the next few years

This will be a working event, so be prepared – bring the knowledge you’ve gained as a brownfield practitioner and your insights into brownfield redevelopment/reuse, roll up your sleeves and set the stage for the future of brownfields in Canada!

Register Today!

Conference Program

The 2018 Conference program will include:

  • CBN’s Annual General Meeting: an update by your Board of Directors on last year’s activities, presentation of the audited financial statements and election of the 2018-19 Board
  • Keynote Speaker (TBD)
  • Cross-country Check-up: provincial and federal regulators present their recent program changes and highlight coming initiatives
  • Legal Update: case law decisions affecting brownfield practice
  • Emerging Technologies: presentation of key new brownfield technologies
  • NTREE +15
    • Presentation of CBN/Ryerson survey results
    • Presentation of an inventory of federal/provincial brownfield initiatives
    • Discussion of the state of brownfields in light of the survey and inventory
    • Regroup to set the brownfields agenda for the next few years
  • HUB Awards: a celebration of individual excellence and achievement in brownfields
  • Networking Reception: a well-deserved opportunity to mix with your peers, talk shop, discuss the day or just relax

Registration

WEDNESDAY 13, 2018 – OAKHAM HOUSE – RYERSON UNIVERSITY – TORONTO, ON

Early Bird Rate (by May 11, 2018)
  • CBN Members $359.00 +HST
  • Partner Member $359.00 +HST
  • CBN Student $129.00 +HST
  • Non-Member Conference + Special Membership Rate $610.00 +HST
  • Non Members $459.00 +HST
Regular Rate (after May 11, 2018)
  • CBN Members $399.00 +HST
  • Partner Member $399.00 +HST
  • CBN Student $129.00 +HST
  • Non-Member Conference + Special Membership Rate $650.00 +HST
  • Non Members $499.00 +HST

How to Register

To register, you can use our secure online server or simply download our printable Registration Form (PDF) and mail or fax your completed Registration to the address indicated on the form.

Register Online
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Canada: RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop – June 2018

June 13-15, 2018

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

The RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop is the leading professional development workshop for federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites.

Registration Fees: 

Professional Development Training Day – June 13, 2018 

Fees include session on June 13, materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Those wishing to attend the Welcome Reception and the Awards and Recognition Dinner must purchase a ticket.

Early Bird Rate  (before March 31, 2018) – $400 + HST
Regular Rate (on or after March 31, 2018) – $450 + HST

Two-day Workshop – June 14 and 15, 2018 

          Early Bird Rate  (before March 31, 2018) – $800 + HST
Regular Rate (on or after March 31, 2018) – $925 + Tax

Concurrent registration includes sessions on June 14 and 15, the Welcome Reception and the Awards and Recognition Dinner as well as breakfasts and refreshment breaks.

**The cost of the Welcome Reception and Awards and Recognition Evening ticket is included in each Two-day Workshop registration, but a ticket is not automatically provided. As space is limited, the box must be checked off on the registration form to receive a ticket if you wish to attend.

 

Submit Your Abstract Here

The 2018 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of contaminated sites. The Workshop will offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad.

The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and the Contaminated Sites Management Working Group invite you to submit presentations on technologies and issues related to the assessment, remediation and management of federal contaminated sites. Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Future of FCSAP
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Intergovernmental Collaboration
  • Contaminants of Concern
  • Socio-economic and Indigenous Engagement
  • Legal Considerations and Requirements
  • Brownfields
  • Risk Management/Remediation
  • Innovative, Sustainable Green
  • Northern/Remote Site Challenges
  • Information and Technology Management

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
All abstract submissions will be done through RPIC’s online submission system by January 8, 2018, https://2018rpicfcsnw.exordo.com/loginPlease note that no submissions sent via email will be considered. All presenters are required to register for the Workshop. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 12, 2018. All authors accepted for presentation at the Workshop will receive comments on their abstract after the Technical Review Committee has reviewed it. The revised abstract, based on these comments, is due by February 19, 2018. If the submission deadline is missed for the revised abstract, the translation is due by February 26, 2018.
*Presentation proposal submissions should be no more than 500 words and must include a presentation objective and biographies for all presenters.

To submit your abstract, please visit https://2018rpicfcsnw.exordo.com/login. You will be prompted to set up an account. Once logged in you will have the option to “Submit a Paper” where you will enter your abstract. The workflow will then walk you through all of the steps to complete your submission.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
All PowerPoint presentation submissions will be done using RPIC’s online submission system with a file size is limit of 10MB. All abstracts accepted for presentation at the Workshop will be required to submit a draft PDF and a final PowerPoint presentation prior to the Workshop. Draft presentations will be due by April 3, 2018 and all presenters will receive comments on their draft presentation after the Technical Review Committee has reviewed. The revised PowerPoint presentation, based on these comments, is due by May 7, 2018. If the submission deadline is missed for the final PowerPoint, the translation is due by May 14, 2018.

DEADLINES

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
AUTHOR NOTIFICATION
REVISED ABSTRACT DUE
DRAFT PPT PRESENTATION DUE
FINAL PPT PRESENTATION DUE
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 19, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 7, 2018

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
RPIC will be taking on the responsibility and cost of translating all final abstracts and final PowerPoint presentations. If the submission deadline is missed for either, the author is automatically responsible for providing the translation at their own expense and no extensions will be granted. This applies to both the public and private sectors. All translations must be done by the same translation company, which will be selected by RPIC. If any changes are made to either the final abstract file or the final PPT after the submission deadline, the author will be responsible for updating both versions of the file (English and French) using the translation company selected by RPIC.

TRANSLATED ABSTRACT DUE – February 26, 2018
TRANSLATED PPT DUE –  May 14, 2018

PRESENTER REGISTRATION
All presenters are required to register for the Workshop by April 3, 2018.One discounted delegate registration ($675 + HST) for the June 14-15 Workshop will be made available for each accepted presentation. Additional presenters will be required to register at the full rate. The discounted registration can only be claimed by filling out the PDF registration form and returning it to fcsnw@rpic-ibic.ca. Be sure to mention which presentation it is being claimed for by the same title as the submitted abstract. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the preliminary program on the basis of a peer review by the Technical Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 12, 2018.

For more information please visit the 2018 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop website:
http://rpic-ibic.ca/en/events/federal-contaminated-sites-fcs-national-workshop/2018-fcs-national-workshop.

 

Update on Contaminated Sites Regime in British Columbia – June 7th 2018

GeoEnviroPro is hosting an informative one-day seminar on new aspects of the British Columbia (BC) Contaminated Sites regime, In past years, this seminar has proven to be a popular forum for peer discussion of new policies, guidance and procedures; and for sharing possible approaches and solutions. The seminar is valuable for contaminated site practitioners, regulators and site owners. Presenters include:

  • Provincial ministry staff (Land Remediation Section)
  • Contaminated Sites Specialists
  • Approved Professionals and
  • Federal agency staff.

June 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

UBC Robson Square ( 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada )

Cost

Professional: $650

In-Training and Regulatory/Government: $570

  • Event Info
  • Submission Process

REGISTER NOW

Rail Safety and Emergency Management Training – May 15th 2018

uest Speakers include: David Clarke (Instructor, Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI)) Michael Heeringa (Dangerous Goods Officer at CN) Chris Nicholson (Sr Dangerous Goods Officer at CN)

 This exciting, reality based – live fire – training day will allow Emergency Managers to:

Learn about the unique challenges faced by Site Incident Command during rail emergencies to allow for better interactions with the EOC (What are the typical requests made by Site Incident Command to the EOC during rail car incidents?).

Be educated on the unique challenges associated with responding to rail car incidents: Freight, Passenger, HAZMAT.

Get familiarized with the Emergency Response Guidebook for identification and evacuations.

Gain an understanding of the computer-based modelling systems/technologies that can aid response.

Learn and discuss the anatomy of a rail car, and the safety features of rail systems.

Become familiar with the hazards associated with the transfer of hazardous materials within your community.

Participate in “Live Fire” extinguishment of a vehicle fire.

Certificates of attendance from OAEM/CN Rail/FESTI issued to all who complete the entire day.

Event Brochure

BEST 2018 – BRITISH COLUMBIA’S PREMIER ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE!

May 9-11, 2018
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC

 

 

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition. Register now! You don’t want to miss out on the “BEST” opportunity to network and learn about the current environment industry in BC.

FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOW ONLINE

Technical session streams have been finalized and presentations have been selected in a variety of areas including: Contaminated Site Management; Hazardous Waste; First Nations; Water, Government Regulations and much more. A complete schedule, along with abstracts and bios, can be found on the BEST website at: bceia.com/best.

A complete schedule, along with abstracts and bios, can be found on the BEST website at: bceia.com/best.

What past delegates said about BEST:

  • Excellent speakers and BEST is exceptional for networking opportunities.
  • The keynote speakers were fantastic, the location for the conference was absolutely stunning. 
  • The size of the conference was really perfect for networking and there were multiple opportunities to do so. A very enjoyable and productive conference.
  • It was my first time attending, I will attend next year’s conference.

REGISTRATION

BCEIA MEMBERS  $700 | NON-MEMBERS  $850

Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks.

Registration details can be found at: events.eply.com/BEST2018. 

CleanTech North: Showcasing A Greener Future, May 8th 2018

Join the CleanTech North community on May 8th for your next event which will  showcase 4 of Canada’s innovative companies who represent the future of our cleantech community, selected by our friends at:

 

 

 

 

For the past few years the cleantech sector has become a growing priority, as it should be! Join us to see how this focus and funding has helped grow the companies that represent the future of this sector.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada is proud to continue to support the cleantech sector in Canada as the host of this Cleantech North event.

Following this agenda, there will be an opportunity for networking, refreshments, and private meetings on-site.

Key event details:

  • Time: 4:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. then networking
  • Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
  • Location:  19th Floor, South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street, Toronto M5J 2T6

To join us, please RSVP and for complete event details please visit our Eventbrite page.

There is a capacity limit of 60 for this event, so, to avoid disappointment, please be sure to register as soon as possible.

 

Partners in Prevention Conference and Trade Show – May 1 & 2, 2018

The Partners in Prevention Conference and Trade Show conference program delivers an exceptional line-up of health and safety professionals from across North America who will lead break-out sessions that focus on: legislative and legal issues, leadership, human resources, hazards, mental health and workplace culture, JHSC and more! Complemented by a robust trade show floor showcasing the latest innovations, market trends, products and services – it’s the place to be to discover new solutions to improve workplace safety and productivity.

There are also professional development courses before and after the conference dealing with a wide range of topics including respiratory protection, fall protection, mental health, and more.

The trade show is billed as a one-stop-shop for everything health and safety. It will include more than 400 exhibit booths featuring the latest in market trends, products and services for the health and safety professional.

Push the limits of conventional thinking and get inspired this spring at Partners in Prevention 2018 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show will take place on May 1-2, 2018 at The International Centre in Mississauga.