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The CANECT Environmental Compliance and Due Diligence Training Event will be taking place April 23–25, 2024 at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre, in Vaughan, Ontario. Registration now open!

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.

                Click here to see the full speaker list (updated regularly)


                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


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


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

                April 24:
                8 AM – 3:30 PM

                April 25:
                8 AM – 6 PM (Networking Reception: 4PM – 6 PM)

                April 23 – 8 AM – 11:30 AM

                April 25 – 3:30 PM

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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