Established in 1991, ONEIA is the business association representing the interests of the environment industry in Ontario. Our network of thousands of contacts includes key people at environmental technology, product and service companies, law, investment and insurance firms, institutes, universities and governments.


ONEIA appears before committee studying waste legislation

On April 19, 2016, ONEIA representatives appeared before the Standing Committee on Social Policy to discuss "Bill 151, An Act to enact the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act.”  ONEIA Executive Director Alex Gill and chair of the Association’s Resource Recovery Committee, Randy Cluff, explained to Ontario MPPs the position developed by ONEIA’s task force on the issue.  To read the formal submission to the EBR posting and the remarks offered, CLICK HERE.

Opening keynote speaker confirmed for ONEIA's 4th annual Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum - May 17, 2016

High stakes, low carbon: The business of climate change in Ontario

ONEIA is pleased to announce that Allan O’Dette, CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will offer the opening remarks for this year’s Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum.  Representing the concerns of more than 60,000 businesses in 135 communities across Ontario, the Chamber is well positioned to offer attendees a strategic briefing on the province’s economic challenges – and opportunities.

Read more and REGISTER.

ONEIA appears before Legislative committee hearings on cap-and-trade

On April 4, 2016, ONEIA’s Executive Director appeared before the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on General Government, which was examining Bill 172 (“An act respecting greenhouse gas”).  ONEIA’s testimony was in support of the formal submission created by a task force of environment and cleantech businesses from across Ontario.  To read our formal submission and general remarks, CLICK HERE

ONEIA submits response to proposed excess soil management policy framework

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), through the EBR consultation process, released a Proposed Excess Soil Management Policy Framework on January 26, 2016 (Framework). The Framework is a follow-up to January 2014 Management of Excess Soil A Guide for Best Management Practices (the BMP).

The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) applauds and supports the MOECC for the initiative to establish rules and regulations that provide better governance and management of excess soils generated in Ontario. Read more...

Registration now open for ONEIA's 4th annual Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum - May 17, 2016

High stakes, low carbon: The business of climate change in Ontario

As Ontario moves to establish a cap-and-trade system and governments across the country increase investments in green infrastructure and technologies, how can Ontario businesses benefit?  Where will the billions of new investment dollars flow?  What policy changes are coming that will affect our businesses - and create new opportunities?

Mark your calendars now! Read more and REGISTER. ONEIA welcomes new Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe

On Tuesday February 23, ONEIA welcomed new Environmental Commissioner, Dianne Saxe, to a reception and discussion hosted by ONEIA member Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.

At her first annual address to ONEIA, the Commissioner said read more...

ONEIA responds to proposed cap-and-trade program

ONEIA responded to the Ontario government’s proposed cap-and-trade program in a formal submission to the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry on December 15.

A task force of ONEIA members reviewed the details of the proposal and submitted a seven-page summary of our ideas and concerns, which you can read HERE.  In the coming months, this group will be liaising with the province to ensure that the voice of Ontario’s environment and cleantech companies is heard on this issue - stay tuned!

More than 100 attend ONEIA’s 2nd annual soil management event

More than 100 representatives of a range of environment and cleantech firms attended ONEIA’s “Managing Excess Soils” event on November 26, 2015.  The event began with an opening briefing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on its progress to date in the area. Read more... Environment Industry Day 2015 a success

ONEIA’s annual environment Industry Day at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on October 20 was well-received, with many attendees calling it the Association’s “best yet.” Read more...

Photos of the event can be found HERE. ONEIA presents position letter on organics to MOECC

ONEIA convened an Organics Diversion Working Group composed of companies with a detailed knowledge and expertise of management practices, recycling, diversion, composting, alternative technologies, biofuels, anaerobic digestion (AD) and other areas in the supply chain.  The position paper is the product of several months of initial discussions on their part. Read more...

Capacity crowd discusses opportunities, investment and policies at annual ONEIA business and policy forum 

More than 160 professionals from across the environment and cleantech field gathered at the Doubletree Hilton in downtown Toronto on May 4, 2015 for a day of panels, guest speakers, roundtables and networking.  Read more...

For speaker presentations and some pictures of the day, please CLICK HERE

ONEIA shares concerns with City of Toronto on Brownfields 

ONEIA’s active Brownfields Committee continued to work on behalf of our members in this key issue, meeting with representatives of the city of Toronto late in 2014 to share or concerns about changes to its policies regarding how “contaminated lands” are conveyed to the City. 

The group followed up its meeting with a letter outlining our position, noting that while the new policy is making progress, more work needs to be done .  To read a copy of the letter, click here.

Upcoming events

09 May 2016 (EDT) • Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
17 May 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown 108 Chestnut Street Toronto ON M5G 1R3
26 May 2016 (EDT) • Gossip Restaurant, Toronto (behind the bandshell on Exhibition grounds)
23 Jun 2016 (EDT) • Toronto
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26 Oct 2016 (EDT) • Delta Waterloo, 110 Erb Street West, Waterloo


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