30Years
of MEIA
1991-2021

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) works to advance environmental and clean technology opportunities in Manitoba through networking, education and support for its members. 

As a provincial Sector Council, we also develop and deliver customized, high-quality workforce training to Manitoba’s natural resources, energy and environment industries.

News

Building Sustainable Communities Grants Expanded for 2021

The Building Sustainable Communities Program has been expanded for 2021 with up to $13 million available to support 305 community development projects. The 2021 program intake has been expanded by …

Province Provides More Than $1 Million Toward Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

The Manitoba government is providing an additional $1 million into the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund to support mineral and economic development initiatives in the north and throughout the province. The …

TerraCycle Agreement with Province for Recycling of Disposable Masks at Provincial Parks

In an effort to increase the diversion of disposable masks from landfills, the province has launched an initiative with American recycling operation TerraCycle to recycle disposable masks from 15 locations …

About MEIA

What is MEIA?

MEIA is a trusted information and opportunity hub equipping the natural resource, energy and environment industries in Manitoba to:

  • stay current on governmental policy and legislation
  • increase their knowledge of environmental practices
  • gain essential business growth and development insight

Our mandate of education, awareness and workforce development makes us a central resource for companies, local governments, students, individuals, Indigenous communities, and industry stakeholders.

Established in 1991, we stay current on all industry trends and issues, ensuring our members and associates have access to emerging opportunities and are connected to the resources they need to solve very real environmental challenges.

MEIA is also the provincial Sector Council for the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Sector in Manitoba, supporting industry growth and workforce development.

What does MEIA do?

MEIA represents and works on behalf of its members to ensure Manitoba remains competitive in local and global markets in the natural resources, energy and environment sectors, including providing workforce training to support business growth and prosperity.

We fulfill our mandate by taking a leadership role in industry and workforce development, advocacy, education and training, programming, and networking.

Sector Council

MEIA is the appointed Sector Council for the Province of Manitoba’s Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Sector. 

In this role, we are funded by Economic Development and Training to lead collaboration, strengthen partnerships, and enhance workforce development in these sectors through training, education, awareness, and human resource development to support business growth and prosperity.

Member Types

Companies

  • Professional development training
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Networking opportunities and best practices exchange

Government and Policy Makers

  • Resources for legislative and regulatory inquiries and issue response
  • Cost-effective source of knowledge on environmental issues
  • Broad expertise including water, wastewater, land drainage issues, contaminated sites, weed control
  • Formal collaborations with other organizations and government agencies

People and Stakeholders

  • Member forums and networks for opportunity and interaction
  • Advocacy and support for innovative and sustainable technologies development
  • Learning sessions, workshops and courses on emerging environmental industry sector issues
  • Student platforms for education, job placement and workforce development

Services

Education

We develop and host virtual and in-person learning sessions, training programs, conferences, special events, e-news, and project partnerships on emerging industry issues for companies, students, individuals and stakeholders.

Awareness

We advocate for and support Manitoba’s prosperity in the natural resource, energy and environment sectors, including supporting innovative and sustainable technologies development. We also act as a central resource for legislative and regulatory inquiries on a wide range of environmental issues.

Workforce Development

We aim to ensure Manitoba has a skilled, adaptable and productive workforce in the natural resources, energy and environment sectors by providing recruitment and retention strategies to companies alongside workforce training and professional development to new and existing employees.

Discover Member Benefits

When you join MEIA, you become part of a diverse group of Manitoba companies, organizations, stakeholders, communities and individuals who share a goal of supporting innovation and prosperity in the provinces’ natural resources, energy and environment sectors.

Our events and programming facilitate communication and networking among our membership, bringing essential research, business and regulatory perspectives together. Build your contacts and opportunities, attend or present at MEIA-hosted events, read and contribute to our newsletter, increase your industry and regulatory knowledge, and more.

Join us today and discover the benefits of MEIA membership.

Charter Members

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Environment