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Climate became the hot topic, both federally and provincially, in 2016. What does this mean for us as brownfielders? That's one of the things CBN's 2016 Conference discussed.   The Conference was held June 14, 2016.

The 2016 Conference registration is now closed, but you can find details on the program below!

Featured in 2016

This year's Conference focused on ways we can revitalize the conversation around brownfields, particularly in an environment where climate change is an important issue. We looked at barriers to brownfields redevelopment through this lens (as well as others) in discussions with provincial and municipal representatives. For the first time, we featured a round table discussion where everyone had an opportunity to contribute their concerns and solutions. Each table reported its results, and this will help us refine the CBN agenda for the coming year. We also had our regular features:

  • Regulatory update
  • Legal update
  • Brownfield achievements

As a result of this Conference, we plan to push the brownfield agenda in Canada forward. 

Conference Speakers

  • Stéphanie Bohdanow
    Knowledge Services Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund
  • George Boire
    Senior Vice-President, Environmental Practice Leader, Marsh Canada, Toronto
  • Tim Collins, B.Comm., LLB
    President, LandX Developments, Burlington, ON
  • Guillaume Couillard
    Director, CBN; GMF Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund
  • Paul Currie
    Co-Chair, Atlantic PIRI and Acting Manager, Industrial Management Unit, Nova Scotia Environment
  • John Georgakopoulos, M.Sc., LLB
    Partner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP
  • Shannon Joseph
    Senior Manager, Research and Development, National Programs Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Ottawa, ON
  • Pamela Kraft
    Head, Property Planning and Development Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto
  • Todd Latham
    President, Actual Media Inc., Toronto, ON
  • Alan McCammon, MSc., PGeo
    Manager, Remediation Assurance & Brownfields, Land Remediation, BC Ministry of Environment, Surrey
  • Isaël Poirier
    Vice-President, CBN
  • Eric K. Pringle
    President, CBN; Regional Manager, Western Canada Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc, Vancouver, BC
  • Monique Punt, P.Eng., M.Sc.
    Principal Consultant, MPunt Environmental Consulting
  • Margaret Renas, P.E., LEED AP
    Senior Manager, Delta Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Nathan Richard, P.Eng.
    Project Manager, Brownfields, City of Kingston, Kingston, ON
  • Angus Ross
    Chairman, L & A Concepts, Picton, ON
  • Bruce Tunnicliffe, MASc., P.Eng.
    President, Vertex Environmental Inc., Cambridge, ON
  • D. Grant Walsom
    Vice-President, CBN; Partner, XCG Consultants Ltd., Kitchener, ON
  • Michelle Zehr, P.Geo
    Senior Program Advisor, Municipal Programs and Education Branch Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Municipal Services Div., Toronto

Final Program

Couldn’t attend the 2016 Conference?  Find out what you missed!




8:00am - 8:30am

Breakfast & Registration

8:30am - 9:00am

CBN Annual General Meeting

9:00am - 9:30am

"Building Green Communities: At the Intersection of Landā€Use, Infrastructure and Climate Action"

Welcome & Introduction: Eric K. Pringle, President, CBN; Milestone Environmental Consulting
Speaker: Shannon Joseph, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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9:30am - 10:30am

"Legislative Updates and Addressing Brownfield Redevelopment Stumbling Blocks"

Moderators: Guillaume Couillard, Director, CBN, GMF Advisory, FCM
Isaël Poirier, Vice-President, CBN
Panelists: Paul Currie, Atlantic PIRI; Alan McCammon, BC Min of Environment; Mathieu Laporte-Saumure, Québec Min. of Sustainable Development Environment, & Fight Against Climate Change Monique Punt, MPunt Environmental Consulting; Michelle Zehr, ON Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

10:30am - 11:00am

Refreshment Break

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11:00am - 12:30pm

"Overcoming Today's Brownfield Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Perspective"

Moderator: Todd Latham, Actual Media Inc.
Panelists: Nathan Richard, City of Kingston; Timothy Collins, LandX Developments; Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental
Round Table Discussions to Follow

12:30pm - 1:30pm


"Explore the Climate Change and Brownfields Connection with Industry Experts"

Moderator: D. Grant Walsom, Vice-President, CBN; XCG Consulting Limited
Panelists: Dave Flynn, Stantec; Pamela Kraft, TTC; Margaret Renas, Delta Institute; Angus Ross, L&A Concepts

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

"Legal Update"

Moderator: D. Grant Walsom, Vice-President, CBN
Speaker: John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

2:00pm - 2:15pm

"Keeping an Ear to the Ground: Municipal Achievements in Brownfield Redevelopment"

Moderator: D. Grant Walsom, Vice-President, CBN
Speaker: Stéphanie Bohdanow, FCM

2:15pm - 3:00pm

"Brownfields and Sustainability: Innovative Approaches Gaining Ground in the US"

Moderator: Stéphanie Bohdanow, FCM
Speaker: Margaret Renas, Delta Institute

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Refreshment Break

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3:15pm - 3:45pm

"Financing Brownfields - Challenge vs Opportunity- Lender Perspectives on Brownfields"

Moderator: George Boire, Director, CBN, Marsh Canada
Panelists: Jean Daniel, FCM; James Evans, RBC

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3:45pm - 4:30pm

CBN HUB Awards - CBN Recognizes Leaders from the Brownfield Network Across Canada

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4:30pm - 6:00pm


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