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The 2019 Spring Workshop has now concluded. On behalf of the MWA Board of Directors and staff, a gracious thank you to the attendees, the wonderful speakers and our generous sponsors for another successful Workshop!

2019 Spring Workshop PowerPoint files in order of presentation (please note some of these files are huge):

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The 2019 Workshop Program below is a large file to download, but it is well worth it!

Dr. Dianne Saxe

One of the most respected environmental lawyers in the country, Dr. Saxe served as the former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the MWA 2019 Spring Workshop.

Schedule

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

10:00 AM – Golfing Exhibitors set up trade show

11:00 AM – Luncheon for golfers at Antler Restaurant

12:15 PM – Tee off of MWA Annual Spring Classic

1:30 PM – Alternatives for Non-Golfers: Escape Cabins or Tree-top Trekking or Horseback Trail Ride or Paint Ball Challenge Our apologies, the non-golf alternatives have all been cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants.

1:30 PM – Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) Workshop

3:00 PM – RPRA Workshop Session concludes.

4:00 PM – Non-Golfing Exhibitors set up for trade show

5:00 PM – BBQ & Reception in the Trade Show: Sponsored by Shift Recycling Inc.

7:00 PM – Golf Awards

8:30 PM – Annual MWA Trivia Contest in Maple Pub

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Hot Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – “Making Matches” a professional’s speed networking event where attendees will be able to meet, chat and network.

10:45 AM – Welcome and Introduction: MWA Chair Melissa Kovacs-Reid

11:00 AM – Keynote Address – Dr Dianne Saxe

11:45 PM – Session 1 – Dave Gordon, AMO: “State of Waste in Ontario”

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – MWA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

1:30 PM – Session 2 -Phil Zigby, City of Guelph: Markets Update

2:00 PM – Session 3 – Elizabeth Graham, OVWRC: “You’re a Winner Baby” 2018 P&E Awards

2:30 P.M. – Presenting Partner Opportunity Busch Systems

2:45 PM – Session 4 – Das Soligo, Wellington County & Cameron Walsh, City of Guelph: Smart Cities Challenge

3:15 PM – Refreshment Break (15 Minutes)

3:30 PM – Session 5 – Michael Skaljin, Toronto: “Creating a Culture of Waste Reduction”

4:00 PM – Session 6 – Tonny Colyn, Salvation Army: “Who’s Talking Textiles? What’s New in Textile Diversion”

4:30 PM – Presenting Partner Opportunity Shift Recycling Inc.

4:45 PM – End of Sessions/Trade Show Opens & Networking Opportunity

5:00 PM – Reception in Trade Show Area

6:00 PM – Gala: “Dinner on the 49th” An east to west return trip across Canada featuring many regional food sampling stations for everyone’s tastes, and food choices.

8:00 PM – Busch Systems Social in Maple Pub

Thursday, May 30, 2019

8:00 AM – Hot Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM – Session 7 – Bernadette Celis-Clarke and Dennis King, Region of Peel: “Behaviour Studies Update”

9:30 AM – Session 8 – Daniel Miller, Quinte Waste Solutions: “Affecting Behaviour a case study Mobile vs Permanent MHSW Depots”

9:45 AM – Session 9 – Willma Bureau, Simcoe County: “Rolling the Dice, Casino Rama organics collection & processing”

10:00 – Refreshment Break (20 Minutes)

10:20 AM – Session 10- Dr. Paul van der Werf, President 2cg: “Reducing Household Food Waste”.

11:15 AM – Session 11 – Angela Baggetta, Region of Peel: “Instituting organics collection at Long Term Care Facilities”

11:45 AM – Session 12 – Myron McLelland and Derrol Salmon: Region of York: “Repair Cafes and York Region’s Reuse, Repair, and Repurpose Strategy”

12:15 PM – Closing Remarks – Melissa Kovacs-Reid, MWA Chair

12:30 P.M – Lunch (1 hour)

1:30 PM – Workshop ends