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The CANECT Environmental Compliance and Due Diligence Training Event will be taking place May 9-11, 2023 at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre, in Vaughan, Ontario. This hybrid event allows you to attend in-person or online through our digital Zoom platform. Scroll down for information on courses and speakers.

For over 30 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.

To help with employer approvals, click to download the CANECT Conference Approval Request Letter and the CANECT Employer Approval Tips document.


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

  • Virtual access to course presentations
  • 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 chaired by Canada’s leading environmental professionals and feature speakers from government agencies, industry and municipalities. Click here to see CANECT 2023 course listings.

CANECT course topics regularly cover:

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

CANECT Course Chairs

Julie Abouchar

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

    Janet Bobechko

    WeirFoulds LLP

      Rosanna DiLabio

      ERCO Worldwide

        Matthew Gardner

        Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

          John Georgakopoulos

          Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

            Sarah Gilbert

            Bennett Jones LLP

              Len Griffiths

              Bennett Jones LLP

                Marc McAree

                Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

                  Randy Sinukoff

                  Stantec Consulting Ltd.


                    What delegates say about CANECT

                    “CANECT is a valuable opportunity to network and learn from leading experts in the environmental field, and to bring back best practices to use in the workplace.”
                    Environmental ManagerGerdau Manitoba
                    “As a young professional in a dynamic and constantly changing industry, CANECT was an excellent conference to make connections with other industry members.”
                    Environment CoordinatorArcelorMittal Dofasco
                    “There really isn’t another forum for environmental professionals to get this breadth of exposure in a single event.”
                    Manager, Environmental Management, SafetyMetrolinx

                    Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

                    For CANECT sponsorship opportunities, contact Denise Simpson at

                    Acute logo
                    KGS Environmental Group
                    LimeGREEN logo
                    ACEC Ontario
                    cbn logo
                    CWWA logo
                    ES&E Magazine logo
                    OACETT logo

                    Exhibitor Info

                    For CANECT exhibit opportunities, contact Denise Simpson at


                    Waterloo, ON
                    Contact: Rob McManus

                    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.

                    Toronto, ON
                    Contact: Brayden Ford, Director Sales

                    About ERIS

                    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.

                    Scotland, ON
                    Contact: Kristofer Gaal

                    KGS Environmental Group
                    About KGS Environmental

                    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.

                    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.

                    Since 1988, Dragun has been helping our clients solve their environmental problems using our team of environmental professionals that average 20 years of tenure with Dragun.

                    Windsor, ON
                    Contact: Alan Hahn

                    GENEQ is a Canadian Supplier of Environmental Instruments since 1972. Air, Water and Soil – Sampling, measuring and monitoring.

                    Vaughan, ON
                    Contact: Faryar Khosrokhah

                    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 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

                    A leading provider of 24/7 Response Services: Emergency Spill Response, Hazmat/Decontamination, Industrial Cleaning, Vac Truck, Waste Pick-Up & Disposal Workplace Safety Training, Respirator Fit-Testing, Confined Space & Rescue Engineering and Equipment Sales.

                    Hamilton, ON
                    Contact: Kevin Wallace

                    Testmark provides accredited and licensed environmental laboratory testing services.

                    Garson, ON
                    Contact: Sylvia Rennie

                    Wessuc is one of Ontario’s leading resources on municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewater infrastructure and processes, with a focus on turning waste into value.

                    Brantford, ON
                    Contact: Lorne McCallum


                    What are the official dates of the 2023 CANECT Conference?

                    CANECT will take place from May 9-11, 2023.

                    Where is CANECT located?

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

                    Is CANECT a virtual or in-person event?

                    The 2023 CANECT Conference will be held as a hybrid event, with attendees able to choose between either in-person or virtual participation. Course sessions will be live-streamed, however they will not be recorded.

                    You can choose to attend either in-person or virtually. Attendees can switch between options until April 28, by contacting Fees may apply.

                    Hotel information

                    The Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre Hotel is approximately 1 km from the event venue. For more information, including a special rate, visit our Hotel Information page.

                    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

                    Networking Lunch: 12 PM

                    Courses finish: 4 pm

                    Employer Approval Help

                    To help with employer approvals, click to download the CANECT Conference Approval Request Letter and the CANECT Employer Approval Tips document.

                    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 Peter Davey, Conference Coordinator by email:

                    How do I register for CANECT?

                    Click here to see registration information.

                    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

                    Exhibitor dates and times

                    May 9:
                    12 PM – 6 PM (Networking Reception: 4PM – 6 PM)

                    May 10:
                    8 AM – 3:30 PM

                    May 11:
                    8 AM – 3:30 PM

                    May 9 – 8 AM – 11:30 AM

                    May 11 – 3:30 PM

                    How do I become a sponsor of CANECT?

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


                    Phone: 905-727-4666 x.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

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                    CANECT 2019 PHOTOS

                    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