MEIA Info Bulletin – June 2020


MEIA News and Announcements

MEIA is Hiring!
Administrative Assistant
Full time, Term position (Summer 2020) 


The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Inc. (MEIA) is seeking a motivated individual to help facilitate projects and complete administrative duties. Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for project research, admin duties, and supporting the Executive Director as needed.


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and organize a diverse workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft suite software and internet research
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is an asset

Funding for this placement is provided in part by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant that stipulates the incumbent be:
(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

MEIA is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Please submit resumes to [email protected] by 4:00pm June 22, 2020.

Upcoming MEIA Training & Events

Webinar: The First Biomass Boiler in a Public School in Manitoba – Primary Heat Source

In Partnership with ManSEA
June 17, 2020

The Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association (ManSEA) and the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) are excited to announce a collaboration to provide a free webinar regarding biomass energy. Unfortunately ManSEA’s flagship annual conference was cancelled due to the pandemic, and with it was many great presentations on renewable energy and energy alternatives. This webinar represents one of the ManSEA conference subjects and MEIA is very pleased to help sponsor and support, providing more awareness on a made-in-Manitoba biomass to energy project.

Click here to register

The Big Sleeper: Federal Carbon Tax

In Partnership with the World Trade Centre Winnipeg 
Friday, June 26
9:30am – 10:30am

Many business may be unaware of their obligations, or the impact to their business due to the carbon tax. This webinar will explain the legislation in easy to understand components and outline the concepts and intended application towards achieving reductions in carbon emissions.
Registration details to come!

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness & Engagement Workshop

In Collaboration with Okimaw Community & HR Solutions
Part 1: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 
Part 2: June 15 – 18 Webinar Series 

Registration for this course is now closed. 

Understanding the history and culture of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples’ is critical to moving forward as a business and as a nation. This understanding is especially pertinent in natural resource extraction, mining, and forestry, but Aboriginal relations have far reaching financial and social impacts in any industry. Whether your focus is in recruitment, business development, or training, this workshop will help you and your team build informed, effective, and respectful relationships with Metis, First Nations Peoples and communities.

First Aid Training

One and Two Day Courses available!
EFA-C and AED – One-day Course: $55 for MEIA Members
SFA-C & AED – Two-day Course: $90 for MEIA Members

Contact the MEIA at (204) 783-7090 to register or email [email protected]

Member News and Announcements 

Bureau Veritas Technical Webinars

In an effort to reach a wider audience and deliver valuable technical training, Bureau Veritas has developed a series of new webinars. These webinars are delivered in a setting that allows participants to interact with the presenter, through polling questions, content inquiries, as well as access to supporting and reference technical documentation. Each participant is provided a certificate of completion, which can be used towards professional credits, and a summary of the Q&A session.

Click here for the full list of Technical Webinars and registration information.

EcoCanada – Communicating with Impact: Creating a Great Virtual Presence

June 15th – June 24, 2020
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Environmental professionals can communicate in countless ways, making it possible for business to be conducted almost anywhere. This course is an opportunity to leverage this new and ever changing reality to establish a virtual presence with impact.

This course will run in four live virtual sessions, over a period of two weeks. The sessions will explore communications strategies to develop presence, communication, connection, and culture in a virtual setting. Enrollment will include personalized coaching and development with the facilitator and in small-groups take-aways.

Click here for more information and to register.

Green Action Centre: Backyard Composting 101 Webinar

June 16th, 2020
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Are you new to composting? Maybe you’ve composted for a while but feel like you’re stabbing in the dark and want some reassurance. Or maybe you’ve heard about composting and just want to get some more information before you commit to it.

Join Kristen Malec, Green Action Centre’s Compost Program Coordinator, online on Zoom for info and tips on how to compost at home: it’s easy, and worth it!

Click here for more information and to register.

World Trade Centre Seminars

Dates: Throughout June 2020
Venue: These seminars are available for remote participants via webinar (i.e., from a computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. 

Fee: FREE!
For more information or to register, click here.

How Can Your Business Take Part in Truth and Reconciliation? – Tue June 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Reputation & Review Management – Wed June 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
COVID-19 Economic Program Summary Update – Thu June 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Training: Accessible Customer Service – Tue June 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Social Media: Identifying Prospects – Wed June 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
French Toast – Fri June 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Business Cyber Attacks: What You Need to Know – Fri June 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Other News and Events

COVID-19 Resources for Canada’s Natural Resources Sector

As provinces and territories gradually reopen their economies, many worksites in the natural resources industries are ramping up or resuming operations. Protecting the health of workers and the communities where they work is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. As a result, provinces, territories, federal regulators and industry associations have provided practical information on public health measures.

For more information click here.

Province Launches Tool to Help Connect Employers with Students for Jobs

The Manitoba government has launched Student Jobs MB, a new and exciting online tool dedicated to matching students looking for job opportunities to employers with workforce needs in Manitoba.

Private-sector employers, not-for-profit organizations and governments are able to post jobs and connect directly with students. This tool expedites the hiring process and will encourage student summer employment.
Student Jobs MB will be the primary source used by the province to connect students with government employment opportunities offered through the Student Temporary Employment Program, the Conservation Green Team and Urban/Hometown Green Team partners.

Click here to view the full news release.

New Media Manitoba: Digital Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business in 2020

June 17, 2020
11:00 am – 11:45 am

2020 has changed the way businesses connect with their customers. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly-changing social networks, having a strong digital presence that connects you to your customers and increases your bottom line matters more than ever before.

This webinar will show you how to think strategically about what your business says and does online, and why telling stories that put your customers front-and-center is key to creating long-term ROI from your digital marketing efforts.

Click here for more information and to register.

Municipal Market-Based Tools for Sustainable Development

Online Course

Brought to you by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, this unique course is designed to equip municipal employees, as well as federal and provincial employees that work with municipalities, with knowledge of market-based tools that can support sustainable asset management, finance infrastructure investments, and improve environmental outcomes. With the specific needs and challenges of municipal employees in mind, five modules include webinars led by experts and practitioners combined with a series of self-directed, online exercises.
Click here for more information and to register.