Proven. Trusted. Relevant.

For over 27 years, CANECT courses have met the needs of Canada’s environmental managers and professionals.
Attend CANECT to keep up-to-date with new environmental regulations and expand your awareness and best practices.


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 lead by Canada’s leading environmental professionals and feature speakers from government agencies, industry and municipalities. See our CANECT19 Event Program (2Mb).

CANECT course topics include:

  • Environmental Regulation and Compliance 2019
  • Brownfields Regulation and Compliance: The New Regime
  • Environmental Due Diligence for Managers and Supervisors
  • Managing Industrial Air Emissions
  • Dealing with Spills and Environmental Emergencies
  • Environmental Management System Synergies
  • Environmental Impact Assessments, Approvals and Permitting
  • Water & Wastewater Regulation and Compliance


 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.


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

2019 Course Chairs

Julie Abouchar

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

    Jill Baker

    Golder Associates Ltd.

      Janet Bobechko

      Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

        Sean Capstick

        Golder Associates Ltd.

          Rosanna DiLabio

          Pinchin Ltd.

            Albert Engel

            Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

              John Georgakopoulos

              Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

                Sarah Gilbert

                Bennett Jones LLP

                  Len Griffiths

                  Bennett Jones LLP

                    Randy Sinukoff

                    Stantec Consulting Ltd.


                      What delegates say about CANECT

                      “CANECT courses provide invaluable information pertaining to environmental compliance, best practices and the latest regulatory developments.”
                      Environmental SpecialistJazz Aviation
                      “CANECT 2018 was extremely helpful in preparing our team for upcoming changes to O.Reg 153/04, as well as understanding excess soil requirements.”
                      Project ManagerMcClymont & Rak Engineers, Inc.
                      “There really isn’t another forum for environmental professionals to get this breadth of exposure in a single event.”
                      Manager, Environmental Management, SafetyMetrolinx

                      2019 Sponsors and Partners

                      Exhibitor booths are SOLD OUT! For sponsorship opportunities, contact Denise Simpson at

                      McMaster University logo
                      Acute logo
                      LimeGREEN logo
                      ES&E Magazine logo
                      ERIS logo
                      Warren’s Waterless Printing logo
                      CWWA logo
                      CUI logo
                      cbn logo
                      CERCN logo
                      Partners In Project Green logo
                      OSWCA logo

                      2019 Exhibitors

                      CANECT Conference delegates are encouraged to visit the Exhibitor Zone. The Exhibitor Zone is open to the public from 1 PM to 3:30 PM on May 7, 8 and 9, for a cost of $10 (includes coffee and refreshments).

                      Click here to register and select the “Tradeshow Only” option on the course selection page.

                      Note: Exhibitor booths are SOLD OUT! For sponsorship opportunities, contact Denise Simpson at

                      Exhibitor resources:
                      CANECT 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus and Contract, Terms & Conditions (1.3 MB)
                      Exhibitor rules and Regulations —Please review. Proof of insurance required by April 15
                      Health & Safety Rules —Please sign & return by April 15

                      Waterloo, ON
                      Contact: Ron Campbell

                      Acute logo
                      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.

                      Hamilton, ON
                      Contact: Kevin Bailey

                      LimeGREEN logo
                      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.

                      Hamilton, ON
                      Contact: Greg Zilberbrant

                      McMaster University logo
                      About McMaster University’s W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

                      The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology within McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering is committed to hands-on education in partnership with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. The school’s new McMaster Certificates of Completion are developed specifically for technical professionals working in industry, or about to enter it – providing them with the knowledge and tools to advance their roles and drive their organizations forward. Rated second in the world by The Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, McMaster University’s many research and learning programs include certificates tailored for industry professionals. Learn more at

                      Toronto, ON
                      Contact: Glenn Laycock

                      Warren’s Waterless Printing logo
                      About Warren’s Waterless Printing

                      Samples of waterless printing, various Warren’s brochures on how our process works.

                      Mississauga, ON
                      Contact: Alambir Khehra

                      Dragun provides thoughtful advice and smart solutions: soil & groundwater assessment/remediation, vapour intrusion assessment/mitigation, litigation support, peer reviews, permitting & planning.

                      Windsor, ON
                      Contact: Alan Hahn

                      Dangerous Goods & Environmental Response, Emergency Spill Response, Hazardous waste lab-packing, Hydro-Excavation, Industrial Haz Waste removal & disposal, confined space entry/rescue, CCTV inspections.

                      Ottawa, ON
                      Contact: Stephen Huza

                      Learn more about our programs and how you may be regulated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999).

                      Toronto, ON
                      Contact: Carly Truppe

                      Eurofins Environment Testing is a global leader in the analytical testing of soils, ground/surface water, wastewater, drinking water, hazardous waste and air testing.

                      Ottawa, ON
                      Contact: Katerina Delayer

                      Vaughan, ON
                      Contact: Alambir Khehra

                      Health Canada’s Environmental Health Program promotes healthy living by identifying and assessing health risks to Canadians posed by environmental factors.

                      Toronto, ON
                      Contact: Mainul Husain

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

                      Toronto, ON
                      Contact: Elliott Chewins

                      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 Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS).

                      Mississauga, ON
                      Contact: Claire Rethoret

                      Precision Biomonitoring offers onsite environmental DNA (eDNA) tools and services for the identification of invasive, keystone, and at-risk species in aquatic and other systems. Our TripleLock™ surveys provide more definitive species identification, more rapidly, and at a lower cost than conventional methods, without the hassle and the risk of shipping samples to a central lab!

                      Guelph, ON
                      Contact: Doris Qamar, Business Development Director

                      At Royal Roads University, all our programs are thoughtfully designed to balance both intellectual and personal growth that extends well beyond the classroom.

                      Victoria, BC
                      Contact: Yuhan Fan

                      RWDI is an international consulting engineering firm with extensive experience dealing with microclimate and environmental issues.

                      Guelph, ON
                      Contact: Chrissy Lemmex

                      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

                      Sirati & Partners Consultants is multi-disciplinary Canadian consulting firm providing engineering solutions for Geotechnical, Environmental, Hydrogeological, Materials Engineering, Testing & Inspection

                      King City, ON
                      Contact: Archie Sirati

                      Spartan Response is a leading provider of Industrial Services, 24/7 Emergency Response, Health & Safety Consulting, Training, Confined Space/Rescue Services, Engineering and Equipment Sales. We are commitment to delivering our services through a solid safety culture, broad industry expertise and quality project execution.

                      Hamilton, ON
                      Contact: Kevin Wallace

                      Tavares Group Consulting and its Staarsoft™ software provide guidance to plan, implement, manage and report on a comprehensive sustainability program.

                      London, ON
                      Contact: Sandra Tavares

                      Testmark provides accredited and licensed environmental laboratory testing services.

                      Garson, ON
                      Contact: Sylvia Rennie

                      Water/wastewater and biosolids treatment, odour control and ancillary equipment.

                      Mississauga, ON
                      Contact: Andre Osborne

                      Confined Space Clean Outs, Vacuum Services, Haulage, Hydro-Vac, Coring, CCTV, Flushing, Push Cam, Lagoon Clean Outs, Land Application.

                      Brantford, ON
                      Contact: Jenna VanVeen


                      What are the official dates of CANECT 2019?

                      Tuesday, May 7, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday, May 9, 2019.

                      Where is CANECT 2019 located?

                      CANECT is being held at the Venetian Banquet Centre, located at 219 Romina Drive, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4V3.

                      Hotel information

                      CANECT has arranged a special rate at the nearby Novotel hotel. Click here to view more hotel information and shuttle service.

                      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: 5 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 for CANECT.

                      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 Darlann Passfield at: or 905-727-4666 ext. 30

                      Exhibitor dates and times

                      Show Hours: May 7: 12 PM – 6 PM (Networking reception: 4:30 PM – 6 PM)
                      May 8 – 9: 8 AM – 3:30 PM
                      Move-In: May 7: 8 AM – 12 PM
                      Move-Out: May 9: 3:30 PM – 5 PM

                      How do I become a sponsor of CANECT?

                      CANECT 2019 is now accepting sponsorship partners. See page 7 of our Exhibitor Prospectus for benefits and pricing.

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


                      Phone: 905-727-4666 x.21

                      How do I exhibit at CANECT?

                      You can now book your booth space at CANECT 2019. View our Exhibitor Prospectus for more information on CANECT, show attendees, pricing and booth locations.

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


                      Phone: 905-727-4666 x.21

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