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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, CANECT20 has been postponed until November 2021 at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre, in Vaughan, Ontario. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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. Download the CANECT 2020 Program (PDF).

CANECT course topics include:

  • Environmental Regulation and Compliance
  • Brownfields & Excess Soils
  • Climate Change Effects on Management Systems
  • Water & Wastewater: Regulation and Compliance
  • Environmental Emergencies & Spills
  • Due Diligence in Environmental Prosecutions: A Mock Trial
  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Navigating the New Impact Assessment Act

2020 Course Chairs

Julie Abouchar

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

    Jill Baker

    Golder Associates Ltd.

      Janet Bobechko

      Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

        Rosanna DiLabio

        Pinchin Ltd.

          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
                      LimeGREEN logo
                      OACETT logo
                      CERCN logo
                      ERIS logo
                      ES&E Magazine logo
                      Warren’s Waterless Printing logo
                      CUI logo
                      cbn logo
                      CWWA 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.

                      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.

                      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.

                      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.

                      Napanee, ON
                      Contact: Stephen Huza

                      Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is a not-for-profit emergency preparedness and response organization that develops, implements and responds to emergency response plans (ERPs), including Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs), environmental emergency (E2) plans and spill contingency plans.

                      Calgary, AB
                      Contact: Don Merriam

                      Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

                      Toronto, ON
                      Contact: Marisa Maiorano-Gillis

                      Our firm provides expert, reliable and cost effective soil and groundwater remediation options Ontario wide. We provide free consultation & quotations.

                      Scotland, ON
                      Contact: Kris Gaal

                      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: Graham Johnstone

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

                      Guelph, ON
                      Contact: Kyla Rowntree

                      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: Albert Carter

                      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, CCTV, Flushing, Push Cam, Lagoon Clean Outs, Land Application.

                      Brantford, ON
                      Contact: Amanda Robinson


                      What are the official dates of CANECT?

                      Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, CANECT has been postponed until November 2021. Stay tuned for final dates and details.

                      Where is CANECT located?

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

                      Hotel information

                      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

                      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.

                      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

                      Day 1:
                      12 PM – 6 PM (Networking Reception: 4PM – 6 PM)

                      Day 2:
                      8 AM – 3:30 PM

                      Day 3:
                      8 AM – 1:30 PM

                      Day 1 – 8 AM – 12 PM

                      Day 3 – 1:30 PM – 5 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