CANECT 2018 has finished. Thank you to all speakers, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors! See event photos below.


Proven. Trusted. Relevant.

For over 26 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 course session
Course Topics

Courses are lead by Canada’s leading environmental professionals and feature speakers from government agencies, industry and municipalities.

2018 CANECT course topics:

  • 1A – Environmental regulation and compliance
  • 1B – Brownfields – Regulation and liability and best practices
  • 2A – Environmental due diligence for managers and supervisors
  • 2B – Managing industrial air emissions
  • 2C – Dealing with spills and environmental emergencies
  • 3A – Environmental management systems
  • 3B – Implementing a greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency program
  • 3C – Water & Wastewater Regulation and Compliance – An interactive case study
CANECT session room

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.

CANECT18 Photos

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2018 Course Chairs

Richard Butler

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

    Janet Bobechko

    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

      Jack D. Coop

      Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

        Rosanna DiLabio

        Pinchin Ltd.

          John Georgakopoulos

          Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

            Sarah Gilbert

            Bennett Jones LLP

              Len Griffiths

              Bennett Jones LLP

                Randy Sinukoff

                Stantec Consulting Ltd.


                  Canadian NOx emitters, what’s your plan for MSAPR compliance?

                  Under the new Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR), many Canadian operations face strict and rather onerous reporting requirements of their nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions.

                  MSAPR testing at a facility

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                  What delegates say about CANECT

                  I liked the interaction with the guest speakers on the topics. It was nice to be able to talk with them during the breaks. They were all very professional.
                  Kevin GrosbeckEHS Supervisor @ Great Lakes Copper
                  It’s all great information. All speakers are excellent and offer a lot of opportunity for questions with great answers. Also great handout packages.
                  Cheryl MasseEHS Specialist @ TS Tech Canada
                  All speakers were very knowledgeable. Handout materials were excellent.
                  Chemical SpecialistDaymond Aluminum

                  2018 Sponsors

                  Thank you to all our sponsors and exhibitors!

                  Goerisk logo
                  LimeGREEN logo
                  ES&E Magazine logo
                  SciCorp logo
                  UBC MEL logo
                  cbn logo
                  CWWA logo
                  ERIS logo
                  Partners In Project Green logo
                  Warren’s Waterless Printing logo

                  2018 Exhibitors

                  Ottawa/Toronto, ON & Gatineau/Montreal, QC
                  Contact: Franck Diedro

                  Goerisk logo


                  We offer the following expertise across Ontario and Quebec: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment • Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment • Water quality testing and monitoring • Monitoring of environmental remediation • Environmental due diligence • Filling Record of Site Condition (RSC) • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey • Underground water sampling & well monitoring • Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Survey • Soil gas measurement and contamination mapping • In-Situ DNPL / LNPL measurement • Environmental monitoring of mining sites • Mobile Lab & Emergency In-Situ measurement • Utilities locating and underground storage tanks • XRF measurement & geostatistics mapping.

                  Hamilton, ON
                  844- 444-2100
                  Contact: Kevin Bailey

                  LimeGREEN logo


                  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.

                  Mississauga, ON
                  Contact: Bill Waters

                  SciCorp logo


                  Odors 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. See what we can do for you at

                  Vancouver, BC
                  Contact: Aurore Plavis

                  UBC MEL logo


                  Invest in your career with a UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree: The MEL is a unique master’s degree designed for engineering, science, architecture and planning professionals. This game-changing degree combines technical, business management and leadership skills you need to succeed. In 12 months, you can take the next step in your career with one of our master degrees: Master of Engineering Leadership in: Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Clean Energy Engineering, Dependable Software Systems, High Performance Buildings, Integrated Water Management, Urban Systems, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.

                  Toronto, ON
                  416 745 8200
                  Contact: Glenn Laycock

                  Warren’s Waterless Printing logo


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

                  Woodbridge, ON
                  Web: /
                  Contact: Mike Nelson

                  Equipment for industrial wastewater treatment, featuring the JWC Monster Industrial Grinder, Rotary Screens and Raven-Eye Radar Open Channel Flowmeters.

                  Waterloo, ON
                  Contact: Ron Campbell

                  ACUTE is committed to partner with our customers to exceed corporate and legislative requirements from motivated and knowledgeable people.

                  Fenelon Falls, ON
                  Contact: Jane Clark

                  AESAC is a nationwide association, providing benefits and services to Canadian Environmental Site Assessors. Delivering ESA training courses developed in accordance with national and provincial guidelines and offering the prestigious C.E.S.A. designation.

                  Hamilton, ON
                  Contact: Tony Angelakis

                  BakerCorp is an industry leader in temporary containment tanks, pump, filtration and shoring equipment rental solutions.

                  Windsor, ON
                  Contact: Christopher Paré

                  Dragun Corporation’s focus since our founding in 1988 has been solving complex soil and groundwater challenges including Peer Reviews, Remediation, & Litigation Support. Our job is to find solutions to environmental issues that keep our clients compliant, operating, and profitable, while minimizing their expenses and liabilities. #unconventionalenvironmentalsolutions

                  Ottawa and Napanee, ON
                  Contact: Stephen Huza

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

                  Mississauga, ON
                  Contact: Keith Grattan

                  Sales, Rentals and Service supplier of pXRF analyzers for heavy metals in soils; lead paint and dust for industrial hygiene.

                  Toronto, ON
                  416-739-5867 / 1-800-668-6767
                  Contact: Marisa Maiorano-Gillis

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

                  Toronto, ON
                  Contact: Mainul Husain

                  Health Canada information and publications on various environmental factors for example, radon, air quality and chemicals will be displayed and disseminated.

                  Toronto, ON
                  Contact: Elliott Chewins

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

                  Beamsville, ON
                  Contact: Sean Miner

                  Pacwill Environmental is leading provider of air quality and source emissions measurement equipment.

                  Victoria, BC

                  Post-Secondary Education Program Information

                  Guelph, ON
                  Contact: Elaine Farrow

                  Garson, ON
                  Contact: Sylvia Rennie

                  Testmark provides accredited and licensed environmental laboratory testing services.

                  Mississauga, ON
                  Contact: Camille Atrache

                  Demolition, Hazardous Materials Removal, Decommissioning, Soil & Groundwater Remediation, Fuel Storage Tank Removal/Replacement, Geo-Environmental Drilling, Restoration & Repair.

                  Waterloo, ON
                  Contact: Erin Pearson –

                  University of Waterloo co-op and graduating students from over 140 programs are equipped to contribute to your organization’s business needs and success.

                  Mississauga, ON
                  (416) 527-4396
                  Contact: André Osborne

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

                  Brantford, ON
                  Contact: Lorne McCallum

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


                  What are the official dates of CANECT 2018?

                  Tuesday, May 8, Wednesday May 9 and Thursday, May 10, 2018.

                  Where is CANECT18 located?

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

                  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.

                  Where can I get a copy of the entire program?

                  A PDF of the official 2018 CANECT program is available here.

                  Where can I stay during CANECT?

                  The Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre Hotel is approximately 1 km from the the Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre.

                  Book your stay by calling 905-660-0212 or visiting

                  The hotel address is: 200 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan ON, L4K 0B9

                  When does the Exhibitor Zone officially open?

                  May 8 – 12:00pm – 3:30pm
                  May 9 – 8:00am – 3:30pm
                  May 10 – 8:00am – 3:30pm

                  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 at:

                  What is the deadline for registration?

                  You are able to register online until May 8, 2018. After this date, registration is only available on-site.

                  How can I register for CANECT?

                  How do I know if I’m registered?

                  You will receive a confirmation email from our registration provider MicroSpec. If you have any questions about your registration status, please contact Darlann Passfield at: or 905-727-4666 ext. 30

                  How will I receive my badge?

                  If you have pre-registered, your badge will be waiting for you at the show. If you are registering on-site, you will receive your badge when you register.

                  What if I need to cancel my registration?

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