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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.