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CANECT 2024 registration is now closed. Thank you to our speakers and everyone who joined us!

Since 1992, CANECT courses have met the needs of Canada’s environmental managers, practitioners, and supervisors. Attend CANECT to keep up to date with new environmental regulations and expand your awareness and best practices.

For help with employer approvals, see the CANECT Employer Approval Tips Letter as well as a sample Approval Request Letter.


CANECT’s practical professional development courses are designed to help you meet your environmental responsibilities.

  • Receive a Certificate of Attendance featuring Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
  • Access leading experts for one-on-one solutions to specific compliance problems.
  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to environmental due diligence.
  • Take home valuable reference and guidance materials.
  • Update your knowledge of new regulations.
  • Connect with technology and service providers.
Course topics

Courses are led by Canada’s leading environmental professionals and feature speakers from government agencies, industry and municipalities. Click here to see the CANECT 2024 course listings.

CANECT course topics regularly cover:

  • Environmental Regulation and Compliance
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Excess Soils
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Water & Wastewater: Regulation and Compliance
  • Environmental Emergencies & Spills
  • Air Quality Challenges
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental, Social and Governance

CANECT Course Chairs & Speakers

Click speakers for more information

Janet Bobechko

WeirFoulds LLP

    Linda Byron

    Blue Heron Environmental

      David Ellis

      Azura Associates

        John Georgakopoulos

        Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

          Sarah Gilbert

          Bennett Jones LLP

            Len Griffiths

            Bennett Jones LLP

              Randy Sinukoff

              Stantec Consulting Ltd.


                CANECT provides attendees with plentiful networking opportunities throughout the day including networking breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks. Plus, join us after the day’s course for a Networking Reception on April 23 and April 24.


                What delegates say about CANECT

                “Attending my first CANECT conference allowed me to connect with industry experts…more importantly, it alerted me to new and applicable regulations.”
                Project Manager, Environmental AffairsSaputo
                “Wonderful experience; very valuable guidance and the information presented was pertinent to current and new environmental issues.”
                Operations Co-ordinatorThe Cannington Group
                “There really isn’t another forum for environmental professionals to get this breadth of exposure in a single event.”
                Manager, Environmental Management, SafetyMetrolinx
                “I highly recommend this event to anyone seeking a comprehensive and interactive platform for staying abreast of environmental regulations and building meaningful connections.”
                Director of ComplianceKap Paper Inc.
                “CANECT was a great conference, staying updated on environmental issues and learning from the speakers was accomplished from my experience.”
                EHS & HR AdministratorDurham Furniture

                Sponsor and Partners

                Sponsor opportunities for CANECT are still available. For more information, contact Denise Simpson at


                Acute logo
                KGS Environmental Group
                LimeGREEN logo
                Nimonik - Regulatory and standards compliance management software company

                Reception Sponsors

                Acute logo
                LimeGREEN logo

                Break Sponsors

                Esdat Software by EScIS
                Tri-Phase Group


                ACEC Ontario
                cbn logo
                CWWA logo
                ES&E Magazine logo
                OACETT logo
                Partners in Project Green Logo


                Waterloo, ON
                Contact: Rob McManus

                About Acute Environmental & Safety Services

                ACUTE provides comprehensive health and safety training, on-site safety services, and consulting services. With over 100 years of combined experience, our company staff offers more than theoretical or abstract ideas. ACUTE offers solutions.

                Acute logo

                Toronto, ON
                Contact: Brayden Ford, Director Sales

                About ERIS Environmental Risk Information Services

                ERIS is the leading provider of environmental risk data and research for properties in Canada. Our depth and variety of data, coupled with our innovative tools like ERIS XPLORER, and our MOBILE field app, make Phase I ESAs and environmental due diligence easier than ever. Xplorer allows you to visualize, interpret and analyze risk information related to a particular location. ERIS database reports, physical setting reports, historical property information including fire insurance maps, aerial photos, topographic maps, city directories, land title searches, inspection reports and site plans are used by environmental consultants, commercial developers, and lenders for real estate due diligence and commercial environmental planning.


                Vancouver, BC
                Contact: Esma Al-Autman

                About ESdat Software by EScIS

                EarthScience Information Systems (EScIS) specialises in the development of ESdat and related software for managing laboratory and field data for contaminated site and hydrogeological investigations, and environmental compliance monitoring.

                EScIS work closely with Canadian laboratories to ensure seamless, accurate and automated transfer of lab data into ESdat. Canadian Environmental Standards are available in ESdat ready to compare with your data – including BC CSR 375/96, BC WQG and AB Tier 1 and 2. Companies such as Thurber, SLR, PGL, Next Environmental, Hemmera and more utilise ESdat to ensure their laboratory and field data processes are optimised and efficient.

                EScIS: helping YOU do what YOU want with YOUR data.

                Esdat Software by EScIS

                Scotland, ON
                Contact: Kristofer Gaal

                About KGS Environmental Group

                KGS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP is a fully licensed, insured, bonded and experienced environmental remediation firm that services Ontario, Canada. Our firm has been in business since 2005. The company is 100% privately and Canadian owned. KGS has successfully completed thousands of remediation and excavation projects Ontario wide. Projects include but are not limited to environmental site remediation, facility decommissioning and demolition, underground storage tank decommissioning, excavating, earth moving, grading, aggregate compaction, soil relocation/disposal and aggregate supply.

                KGS Environmental Group

                Hamilton, ON
                Contact: Kevin Bailey

                About LimeGREEN Equipment Inc.

                LimeGREEN has been one of Ontario’s fastest growing tank rental companies, with equipment yards located in the GTA, Eastern Ontario, and North of the GTA. We are 100% Canadian owned, easy to do business with, and proven results. Many sectors have benefited from LimeGREEN’s service, and rental inventory such as Construction, Pipeline, Industrial Services, Drilling, Dewatering, Water Treatment Plants, Refineries, Mines and many others. Tanks, tanks, and more tanks. Waste tanks, settling tanks, open top tanks, weir tanks or Enviro tanks, and many other types, all designed to SAVE you TIME and MONEY. Supporting the growing inventory of tanks, are Filters, pumps, and hose, spill berms, and flowmeters. Have a special “one off” request? Speak to a LimeGREEN representative about your needs, and we’ll work with you, to help keep your project on schedule, and on budget.

                LimeGREEN logo

                Mississauga, ON
                Contact: Rachelle Atrache

                About Tri-Phase Group

                Tri-Phase Group is an industry leader and has been providing our specialized set of services across Ontario for over two decades since our inception in 1997. Our services are all completed in-house with company owned equipment and personnel. These services included but are not limited to:

                • Hazardous Materials Abatement (Asbestos, Lead, Mould, etc.)
                • Emergency Response
                • Demolition & Decommissioning
                • Renovations & Rebuild
                • Soil & Groundwater Remediation
                • PCB Clean-up & Disposal
                • On-Site Water Treatment
                • Storage Tank Removal and Replacement
                • Water/Fire Damage Response
                • Restoration & Repair
                • New and Emergency Construction
                • Site Clean-Up and Remediation
                • Low Level Radioactive Waste Remediation
                • Geo-Environmental Drilling
                • Confined Space Entry & Industrial Services
                • Metal, Wood & Concrete Recycling
                • Commercial Marine Services
                Tri-Phase Group

                Blue Heron Environmental is a Northern Ontario Environmental Consulting Firm delivering confidence to people with environmental responsibilities.

                Timmins, Ontario
                Contact: Linda Byron

                ROV, USV and Remote Water Quality Monitoring Service provider offering high definition imagery, sonar imaging, sampling and monitoring. We provide safe and efficient workflows in and around waterways and submerged infrastructure.

                Brantford, ON
                Contact: Blake and Jess Spittle

                Established in 1988, Dragun assists our clients with environmental site assessment and remediation, vapour intrusion, excess soil, compliance, litigation support, and emerging issues such as understanding the potential impact of PFAS.

                Windsor, ON
                Contact: Alan Hahn

                Magnaseal magnetic patch: Instant, safe and effective patching system for hazardous materials emergencies.

                Toronto, ON
                Contact: Elliott Chewins

                OACETT is a professional association and Ontario’s independent certifying body for certified technicians (C.Tech.) and certified engineering technologists (C.E.T.).

                Toronto, ON
                Contact name: Eva Pawlowska

                Pine is a leading provider of rental equipment in the U.S. and Canada for Environmental Monitoring, Non-Destructive Testing, Visual Inspection, as well as extensive line of Field Supplies and Personal Protection Equipment.

                Mississauga, ON
                Contact: Graham Johnstone

                Odours are eliminated and sludge is diminished with SciCorp International’s BIOLOGIC™ SR2, solving problems and saving money for companies and municipalities worldwide. This powerful and natural formulation is now being relied on by some of the largest wastewater and landfill facilities around.

                Mississauga, ON
                Contact: Justin Maat

                Testmark Laboratories is a leader in the provision of accredited and licensed environmental laboratory testing services. With over 25 years in business, and with five labs across Ontario, we understand the regulatory and environmental needs of our clients.

                Garson, ON
                Contact: Sylvia Rennie

                Trinity’s Toronto office provides top-notch environmental consulting services to clients across Canada. Established in 1990, Trinity’s Toronto office has supported Canadian clients for more than three decades.

                Toronto, ON
                Contact: Sundar Sadashivam


                What are the official dates of the 2024 CANECT Conference?

                CANECT will take place in-person from April 23 – 25, 2024.

                Where is CANECT located?

                CANECT will be held at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre, 219 Romina Drive, in Vaughan, Ontario. Venue website:

                Is CANECT a virtual or in-person event?

                The 2024 CANECT Conference will be held as an in-person only event. We are looking forward to welcoming our virtual attendees back to an in-person CANECT, and to offer numerous networking opportunities and more chances to interact with speakers, exhibitors and fellow attendees.

                For any questions or comments, please contact us Denise Simpson at:

                Hotel information

                CANECT has arranged a special rate of $169 per night at the nearby Novotel Hotel. Click here for hotel booking instructions.

                Who should attend CANECT?

                Main Job Titles Of Past Canect Attendees

                Consultants, Directors, Engineers, Environmental Coordinators/Engineers/Officers, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators/Managers/Specialists, Facility Managers, Maintenance Managers, Occupational Health & Safety Coordinators, Operators, Plant Managers, Spills Coordinators.

                What are the hours of CANECT?

                Registration opens:  8 AM

                Courses begin: 9 AM

                Lunch: 12 PM

                Courses finish: 4 pm –4:30 pm

                I’d like to speak or suggest a speaker/topic for your next conference.

                If you have a suggestion for next year’s conference or would like to speak at CANECT, please contact us Peter Davey, Coordinator:

                How do I register for CANECT?

                Click here to see registration information. CANECT registration is provided by MicroSpec.

                Does CANECT offer group pricing?

                Yes! Register a second person to save 5% and a third (or more) to save 10%.

                For more group pricing information, contact Denise Simpson at: or 905-727-4666 ext. 21

                How do I exhibit at CANECT?

                For any questions, and to book your booth, contact Denise Simpson, CANECT Show Manager.


                Phone: 905-727-4666 x.21

                How do I become a sponsor of CANECT?

                For any questions, contact Denise Simpson, CANECT Show Manager.


                Phone: 905-727-4666 x.21

                Exhibitor Times and Dates

                April 23:
                12PM – 6PM (Networking Reception: 4PM – 6PM)

                April 24:
                8AM – 6PM (Networking Reception: 4PM – 6PM)

                April 25:
                8AM – 2PM (after lunch)

                April 23 – 8AM – 11:30AM

                April 25 – 2PM (after lunch)

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                EVENT SCHEDULE

                 May 7May 8May 9
                Registration/Breakfast:8 a.m. – 9 a.m.8 a.m. – 9 a.m.8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
                Courses begin:9 a.m.9 a.m.9 a.m.
                Lunch:Noon – 1 p.m.Noon – 1 p.m.Noon – 1 p.m.
                Courses end:4:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
                Exhibitor Zone:12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                Networking reception:4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

                SHUTTLE SERVICE

                CANECT is pleased to offer shuttle service from the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre Hotel to the Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre. Look for a silver Toyota van with CANECT logos.

                Shuttle times:

                Tuesday, May 7
                Wednesday, May 8
                Thursday, May 9
                7:45AM – 8:15AM
                7:45AM – 8:15AM
                7:45AM – 8:15AM
                5:45PM – 6:15PM
                4:45PM – 5:15PM
                No return shuttle

                For questions contact Steve Davey: or 416-709-8702