May 13, 2021

Legal Forum – Regulatory Updates 2021

The webinar is intended to provide information about provincial and federal environmental legislative changes that have occurred in the industrial sectors. This Legal Forum's legislation of focus will be the Species at Risk Act, presented by our Terrestrial Ecologist, Jenn Braun.
April 21, 2021
The Zhashagi Process - 6 Steps to Meaningful Indigenous/Industry Engagement - Day 3

The Zhashagi Process: Day #3

On Day #3, Steps 4 to 6 of the Zhashagi 6-Step to Effective Consultation approach are explored. The steps include how to assess projects, using community values identified; Introduction of Values Management Plans to manage identified values risks; Firming up Commitments between Industry and Indigenous Communities – common agreements and tools; and an overview of the Benefits of the Zhashagi Process.
April 14, 2021
The Zhashagi Process - 6 Steps to Meaningful Indigenous/Industry Engagement - Day 2

The Zhashagi Process: Day #2

On Day #2, the course begins to outline the first 3 steps to Effective Consultation. The course includes tips to ensure that capacity building is included in effective consultation between Industry and Indigenous Communities, using information sharing and Community Values risk assessment tools.
April 7, 2021
The Zhashagi Process - 6 Steps to Meaningful Indigenous/Industry Engagement - Day 1

The Zhashagi Process: Day #1

The first day of the workhop includes are review of legislation related to indigenous/industry consultation requirements in Ontario. An overview of basic consultation components and processes are covered. Both industry and indigenous community expectations are explored. The "Zhashagi 6 Steps to Consultation" approach is introduced.
February 4, 2021
Legal Forum-Regulatory Updates 2021

Legal Forum – Regulatory Updates 2021

The webinar is intended to provide information about provincial and federal environmental legislative changes that have occurred in the industrial sectors. We will also look at changes that may be coming in the next year to provide participants with compliance updates.
January 28, 2021
Environmental Impact Assessments

Environmental Impact Assessments | Practical Permitting Series

The environmental assessment process ensures that governments and public bodies consider potential environmental effects before an infrastructure project begins. This session will review the triggers for a project to become subject to an EA, and the criteria of an Environmental Assessment for a project. New CEAA rules will be discussed.
January 26, 2021
Benthic Studies

Biological Series | Benthic Surveys

During our final Biological Series webinar, Benthic Surveys, we will look into the requirements for a study and the various classifications of benthic macroinvertebrates.
January 19, 2021
Aquatic Studies

Biological Series | Aquatic Surveys

During our second Biological Series webinar, Aquatic Surveys, we will look into why they are required, different categories of aquatic surveys, and specific timing requirements for completing them.
January 12, 2021
Updates to the Fisheries Act

Biological Series | Updates to the Fisheries Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-14)

This session will provide a review of the Fisheries Act, a review of major changes made in 2012; 2017 Committee review, and subsequent amendments to the act in 2019 (Bill C-68) and looking to the future with these amendments.
December 15, 2020
Introduction to Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (MDMER)

Introduction to MDMER

This session is an introduction to the federal MDMER, providing a review of the criteria for triggering into MDMER, tools for ensuring compliance to MDMER, recent updates and and an overview of the key monitoring and reporting requirements outlined in the regulation.
February 13, 2020
Consultation Strategies

Consultation Strategies | Practical Permitting Series

Learn best practices for engaging the public, Métis, as well as First Nation communities, with the goal of developing long term relationships for industrial development.
January 23, 2020
Baseline Studies to Support Permits

Baseline Studies | Practical Permitting Series

Baseline studies are required to support permitting and approvals – they are done to understand the existing environment so that predictions can be made to show how a project may affect the environment in the future. Through the use of case studies, students will be introduced to scoping, planning & executing baseline studies in Ontario.