MEIA News Bulletin – January 2020


MEIA News and Announcements

Climate Smart Workshop #1

The first workshop in our three-part Climate Smart series was held on December 11th, 2019. The Climate Smart program helps businesses to profitably reduce carbon emissions and the costs associated with energy, fuel and waste. Learn more about the Climate Smart program here.

“It was really great to have experienced businesses and new businesses/representatives in the room all together. Dennis Cunningham from Assiniboine Credit Union presented for over half an hour, and we all could have heard another half. They have nearly ten years experience measuring and reducing various emission and waste sources. Lots of great anecdotes.”
– Marianne Pemberton, Client Adviser and Training Manager, Climate Smart

Thank you to all the Workshop #1 participants for your engagement and enthusiasm. We’ll see you at Workshop #2 on January 23rd!

Upcoming MEIA Training & Events

Climate Smart – Workshop #2

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
MEIA Training Room, 310-112 Market Avenue

The Climate Smart program helps businesses to profitably reduce carbon emissions and the costs associated with energy, fuel and waste. Through small-group training sessions, expert one-on-one coaching, and customized reporting, businesses are set up to future-proof their operations. The second workshop is on Thursday, January 23rd.

Interested in learning more about Climate Smart and/or signing up for consideration to next round of workshops tentatively planned for fall/winter 2020? Call MEIA at (204) 783-7090.

MEIA Student Chapter Discovery Night

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba
Students: $35  |  MEIA Student Chapter Members: $10

The MEIA Student Chapter Discovery Night is a workshop and networking event held specifically for students to help facilitate professional development in the environmental workforce. Discovery Night bridges the gap between university and the workforce by providing students with the opportunity to explore future employment options and establish student engagement with the environmental sector.

Discover the environmental sector! 

  • Career exploration
  • Enhance your network
  • Skill building workshops

Get your ticket at [email protected]

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 

Prairie Biosciences Canada Taking Delegation of Cleantech Companies to Globe Forum

Globe Forum 2020
Vancouver || February 10-13, 2019
Deadline to Apply: 3 Weeks Before Event

Prairie Biosciences Canada (PBC) will be taking a delegation of cleantech companies to Globe Forum to be held February 10-13 in Vancouver. Click here to apply. Space is limited!

For a $900 fee we are giving our companies:

  • Exhibition space and 2 booth passes,
  • One Globe Forum conference pass,
  • Access to the Globe After Dark party and Welcome Reception for company leader
  • 5 visitor passes for the Innovation Showcase

For more information, contact Racquel at [email protected]

Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) Call for Abstracts

To be submitted by Friday, January 17th, 2020.

ESAA invites you to submit technical abstracts for the 3rd Annual EnviroTech that will take place April 27-29, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Calgary.

Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following areas: Water, Climate Change, Air, Waste, Testing, Decommissioning, Indigenous, Other.

For more information click here

World Trade Centre Seminars

Dates: Throughout January 2020
Venue: 219 Provencher Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Fee: FREE!

For more information or to register, click here.

Safety Comes 1st: New Accessible Employment Standard – Jan 14 @ 10:00am-11:30am 
Immigration Information for Employers – Jan 15 @ 9:30am-11:30am
Import/Export: Going Global – Jan 21 @ 9:30am-11:30am 
Maximize Your Advertising/Marketing Campaigns – Jan 22 @ 11:30am-1:30pm
Incoterms® 2020 Training – Jan 23 @ 8:30am-4:00pm
French Toast – Jan 24 @ 7:30am-8:45am
Training: Accessible Customer Service – Jan 28 @ 9:30am-11:30am

Other News and Events

Applications now Available for 2020 Green Team Grants

Application deadline is January 22, 2020

Urban and Hometown Green Team grant applications are now available for organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 for summer jobs in Manitoba. Green Team grants allow communities to hire youth aged 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and Aug. 31. The program is split into two streams: Urban (Winnipeg) and Hometown (all other municipalities). Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations under both streams.

Non-profit organizations receive 100 per cent of wage costs and $250 per position for support costs.  Municipal governments receive 50 per cent of wage costs and $125 per position for support costs, on a cost-shared basis.

Deadline for applications is Jan. 22, 2020. For more information on Green Team applications visit the Province of Manitoba website

Manitoba Women in Trades Conference

February 18-19th, 2020 (7:30am-4:00pm)
Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

Early Bird Registration Until January 15, 2020

The Manitoba Women in Trades Conference is geared toward women who need support, guidance, and connections to make their construction career a success, as well as to employers, superintendents, project managers and estimators to identify ways to recruit, retain and support women in trades. Registration is now open.

Click here for more information

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Presents: Lean & Green 101

February 25, 2020
8:30am – 4:30pm
67B, Scurfied Blvd. Winnipeg

This workshop will provide a practical overview, real-world success stories and the hands-on tools needed to apply Lean thinking to include overlooked environmental waste, including the seven key environmental wastes that represent potential for significant savings. 

Click here for more information

MEIA programming is supported by funding provided by The Government of Canada and The Manitoba government.