2013 Events

December 16th Breakfast Seminar and AGM

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will hold their breakfast seminar and Annual General Meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 a.m at the Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex at Rideau (presentation starting at 7:45am).

Our guest speaker will be Giulia Brutesco from the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI), who will present "The role of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute in Policy Development". Giulia Brutesco, is the Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). She is currently working with CFI members, the Federal and Provincial government on new environmental policies for the Fertilizer industry. Ms. Brutesco is an environmental engineer with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from Carleton University and is a licensed engineer in Ontario. Prior to coming to CFI, Giulia was the Environmental Manager at a steel mill in eastern Ontario and also worked with the Canadian Electricity Association on environmental policy and regulations.The event poster is available for download below.

A breakfast buffet is included in the registration cost and will be available before the commencement of the presentation. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer period and an opportunity to network with colleagues. Advanced registration is $25 for A&WMA members and $30 for non-members. Students pay $15 if they are members or $20 if they are non-members. We encourage online registration by clicking here, before December 13th, as it helps us to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees. Please use the PayPal button below for advanced registration (a confirmation email will be sent to you), or RSVP to awma.ovc@gmail.com and pay at the door by cash, cheque, visa or mastercard.

Immediately following the breakfast seminar the Annual General Meeting of the A&WMA Ottawa Valley Chapter will be held at 9:00 am. All A&WMA members are encouraged to attend. We also welcome any non-members who would like to learn more about the chapter and/or become involved in the work that we do. The AGM will include election of the 2014 Board of Directors at which all attending A&WMA members can vote. Please note that the 2014 OVC Board still has a number of open positions for which nominations are being accepted and we strongly encourage A&WMA members to stand for positions on the Board. More information can be obtained by contacting Donna Jean Kilpatrick at djkilpat@rogers.com.

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A&WMA Ottawa Valley Chapter’s 2013 Fall Workshop – October 8th, 2013

The Ottawa Valley Chapter (OVC) of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is hosting its annual, day-long technical workshop on October 8, 2013 at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave., Ottawa. This year's theme is "The Value of Waste". To check and download our preliminary program, please click on the Preliminary Program link.

Corporate sponsorship and marketing opportunities are still available. For information on how to become a sponsor please contact Christine Skirth (cskirth@craworld.com) or Camille Taylor (camille_taylor@golder.com).


Le chapitre de A&WMA de la Vallée de l'Outaouais tiendra son atelier annuel le 8 octobre 2013 au Club de voile de Nepean, 3259 Carling Ave., Ottawa. Le thème cette année touche les" La valeur des matières résiduelles". Pour vérifier et télécharger notre programme préliminaire, s'il vous plaît cliquer sur le lien préliminaire du programme.

Il y a encore des possibilités de commandite et de marketing pour de plus ample information concernant les commandites, veuillez vous adresser à Christine Skirth (cskirth@craworld.com) ou à Camille Taylor (camille_taylor@golder.com).

Online registration is now open! Please fill out the following online form for workshop registration. L'inscription en ligne est maintenant ouverte! S'il vous plaît remplir le formulaire en ligne ci-dessous pour inscription à l'atelier.

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How to Successfully Manage Community Relations

Guest Speaker: Cathy Smithe, Community Relations Manager, Waste Management (West Carleton Environmental Centre)

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time 7:45 a.m. (full breakfast included)

Location: Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex at Rideau

Take advantage of the $2:00 early parking in the parking garage, on corner of Clarence and Parent.

RSVP Camille Taylor P.Eng.

Email: Camille_Taylor@golder.com

Phone: 1 (613) 592 9600

Cost: AWMA Members $25 ($30 after May 27th)

Non-members $30 ($35 after May 27th)

Students $15 for AWMA members ( $20 for non-members)

Please prepay on-line or RSVP prior to May 27th (5:00 p.m.), as we need to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees! Payment at the door by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard

Presentation Overview:

Cathy will provide attendees with an insight on how to be successful in managing community relations. She will discuss common pitfalls, challenges, and “her take” on how to be successful. The presentation will be interactive; please come with all your questions.

About the Speaker:

Cathy has worked for over 25 years with Waste Management of Canada Corporation in numerous positions. For the past 6 years she has been the Community Relations Manager for the Ottawa area. She is also currently an Executive Board Member of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce and a board member for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.