MEIA Info Bulletin – September 2020


MEIA News and Announcements

Emerging Issues – Save the Date!
MEIA is excited to announce our annual Emerging Issues conference will take place this year the week of November 23rd. The theme for Emerging Issues 2020 is Adapting to a Changing World. In the spirit of adaptation, for the first time ever Emerging Issues will be a virtual conference held entirely online. Stay tuned for updates about speakers, sponsorship opportunities and more!

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Whiteshell Decommissioning Project Tour
September 24, 2020
Registration for this event is now closed
The visit will include a tour of the decommissioning project, an overview of the site history, environmental monitoring and decommissioning plan for the site. Space is limited for this event and the registration is now closed.

Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR) Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum 
MEIA is looking forward to partnering again with MARR in support of their annual Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum. Details coming soon!
MARR is made up of individuals who are responsible for recycling and waste management in municipalities, as well as industry partners involved in these processes. MARR brings innovations in recycling and waste management to share with other members. 

Upcoming MEIA Training & Events

H2S Alive Certification Training

Thursday, September 17 or Tuesday, October 13th
9:00am – 5:00pm
Elite Safety Services, 3000 McGillivray Blvd, Unit 105, Oak Bluff, Manitoba

Students will learn how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments and receive a 3-year certificate. The Course Covers:
• H2S properties, health hazards and locations – including worker exposure limits
• Hazard assessment and control – Including H2S case studies
• Respiratory protective equipment – Including self-contained breathing apparatus
• Detection of H2S – Gas detection demonstrations with various detection devices
• Initial response strategy – 7 steps; including 4 rescue techniques and case studies.

Click here to register for Thursday, September 17th
Click here to register for Tuesday, October 13th

MEIA Student Chapter Recruitment Night

Thursday, September 17th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Click here to register

Find out about what’s new for the 2020-21 year and the benefits of MEIA Student Chapter membership! 

Student Chapter Membership
The MEIA recognizes the uncertainty the pandemic has brought for students in 2020-21. That is why the annual Student Chapter membership will be temporarilyreduced to $30, half the rate from previous years. This membership is open to all university and college students in Manitoba.

The Deb Tardiff Scholarship Fund
MEIA sadly lost our longtime Financial Administrator and founder of the MEIA Student Chapter, Deb Tardiff, who passed away in 2019. We are proud to carry on her legacy in support of the MEIA Student Chapter by creating this scholarship in her name. 


Monday, September 28 to Thursday, October 1st, 2020
8:00am – 4:30pm
CanadInns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg


The 4-day HAZWOPER course focuses on what Hazardous Materials are, how they are classified, what we need to think about in order to approach them, and how to evaluate and simply understand their toxicological effects. Delivered by Bart Taylor, a senior HazMat Specialist, this HAZWOPER training covers the clearly defined methods and protocols used by HazMat Specialists internationally to ensure that personnel operate in the safest possible manner. Click here to register

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness & Engagement Workshop

Tuesday, October 6 & Wednesday, October 7
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way

Certificate of Completion: Available to all participants who complete the course

Okimaw is a Aboriginal led company that works with public and private organizations helping them to have productive business relationships with First Nations. Terry and his team will be providing an informative set of workshops that will provide MEIA members with a good foundation for increased understanding and better relations with the Metis, First Nations and the Aboriginal citizens of where we work.

Subjects Covered in the Course Understanding how history impacts Aboriginal Peoples Understanding how current Aboriginal Issues impact First Nations and Metis communities Understanding the constitutional, political and legal context of Aboriginal issues UNDRIP what is it? What does duty to consult mean? How Aboriginal and western world views impact decision-making Elder protocols (including a live session with a local Elder) To register, please fill out the Registration Form
For more information please contact MEIA at (204) 783-7090 or [email protected]

Geothermal Webinar

In Partnership with ManSEA
Wednesday, October 14
Details to come!

Ed Lohrenz, GEOptimize Inc. will present an overview of new software for maximizing geothermal performance. Registration coming soon!

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 

#MBPoli Power Hour feat. The Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education

September 15
12:00pm – 1:00pm
$14.99 – $18.99

Join us for a one-hour live webinar, the first in our season of provincial ministers’ web series, featuring an update from Minister Goertzen and a Q&A moderated by MCC President & CEO Chuck Davidson.
To learn more about the webinar and to register, click here.

Pinchin Webinar: Ventilation & Re-Occupancy of Schools During COVID-19

September 17
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join our panel of experts for a one-hour complimentary webinar where we will discuss what school boards can do to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We’ll cover some of the primary COVID-19 transmission pathways in schools, discuss strategies for minimizing COVID transmission risk through health screening, space planning and physical distancing, disinfection, ventilation and hygiene as well as outline quantitative testing methods to show that these controls are working.

We will also respond to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve been receiving and give the audience an opportunity to interact with the panel with further questions.

Click here for more information and to register

World Trade Centre Winnipeg Seminars

Dates: Throughout September 2020
Venue: Please choose “Online” at registration. 
For more information or to register, click here. Grow Your Sales: Your Process is Your Key to Productivity – Tue September 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Information Sesion: UK in 2020. What’s New? – Wed September 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instagram Stories – Thu September 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Quick Reference HR for Small Business – Tue September 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Dealing with Difficult Clients or Customers – Wed September 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Digital Presence Series: Listing – Thu September 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keys to Business Success – Tue September 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Other News and Events

Sustainable Development Technology Canada Annual Public Meeting

Wednesday, September 16
1:30pm – 3:00pm

On Wednesday, September 16, join Canadian and international leaders for SDTC’s virtual Annual Public Meeting.  Net Zero is here; how do we help Canadian cleantech companies anticipate rather than respond? 

The event will also feature a panel discussion on Canada’s transition to Net Zero, moderated by Globe and Mail climate change columnist Adam Radwanski. 

Click here for more information and to register.

Water Canada Webinar: Window on Infrastructure

Wednesday, September 16
$45 + HST

We will hear from the Canada Infrastructure Bank on its developing role in the national infrastructure landscape and the opportunities available to the water sector. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will provide an update on the funding and programming support it is offering to municipalities, as well as its reaction to federal infrastructure investments for municipal water infrastructure. Following the presentations, the utility leaders panel will discuss the reality in the water sector and have a conversation about how funding opportunities are being accessed. Are they meeting the federal goals?  Are they meeting municipal needs? Is there more needed, especially post-COVID-19?

Click here for more information and to register.