Session Title

8:00 AM

CBN Annual General Meeting
Learn about the programs and initiatives undertaken by the CBN this past year and where the organization is heading in the year to come.

8:30 AM

Nelson Lepine, CEO of 2018 Brownie Award-winning Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation, speaking on the benefits the community enjoys as a result of brownfields redevelopment.

9:15 AM

Cross-country Check-up
A lot has happened in the regulatory and legislative world in the past year. In this session, you'll get an overview of the changes from the regulators themselves:

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada:  Jeremy Anglesey
  • BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy:  Alan McCammon
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks:  Dean Therrien
  • Nova Scotia Environment:  Maylia Parker
  • City of Guelph:  Dave Belanger

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Case Studies
Keeping with our theme of enriching communities, learn how two municipalities have reaped the benefits of brownfield redevelopment and how they've actively supported the process:

  • City of Hamilton ERASE CIP:  Judy Lam of the City of Hamilton will present on the 2018 Brownie-winning Environmental Remediation and Site Enhancement Community Improvement Plan (ERASE CIP) and how it benefits the city
  • Orillia Recreation Centre:  Renee Recoskie and Laura Thompson will discuss the impact this 2016 Brownie-winning project will have on Orillia

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

Legal Update
The legal environment is an ever-changing landscape, and the past year has been no different. Join us as we review key cases and what they mean for brownfield practice in Canada:

  • John Georgakopoulos of Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP will discuss recent case law developments and address questions arising from litigation as they relate to municipalities

1:30 PM

Emerging Technology
Several topics are being presented in this highly-focused, fast-paced session. "Emerging Technology" has proven very popular since it was introduced in 2017 - attend and you'll see why:

  • Building Dewatering:  Anna Comerton, Associated Engineering
  • Green Infrastructure:  Mark Luckhardt, Sidewalk Labs
  • Vapour Mitigation:  Andrea Wojtyniak, Jacobs
  • Drone Technology:  Kevin Grover, Stantec Consulting

2:45 PM

Breakout Groups
Focusing on community enrichment, each breakout group will consider a particular facet of our conference theme. Roll up your sleeves and be ready to participate in the always-lively discussions!  Topics for discussion are:

  • Rallying the Message
  • Advancing Sustainable Communities and Growth
  • Learning from Others
  • Accepting Risk and Addressing Uncertainty
  • Coordinating Cross-jurisdictional Approaches
  • Exploring a Self-funded Brownfield Structure for Municipalities

3:45 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Plenary Discussion of Breakout Group Recommendations
Each of the breakout groups will present its top recommendations and we'll have an opportunity to discuss them in plenary session. Develop your toolkit to create awareness of the benefits of brownfield re-use throughout the remediation and re-development process

4:45 PM

HUB Awards
Join us as we celebrate individual excellence in brownfields through the presentation of the 4th Annual HUB Awards. Who will join our roster of brownfield all-stars this year?

5:30 PM

Networking Reception at JOEY Restaurant
This is a big year for us - CBN turns 15! Help us celebrate at our networking reception!


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