ONEIA quickly returns value for its annual membership fee by plugging its member companies into a growing network of business professionals across Ontario and around the world. The organization’s various services & programs include:
Environmental business opportunity breakfasts (EBOBs) and networking events: ONEIA's breakfast meetings and other events are an excellent opportunity for networking and information sharing. These regular events feature high-profile guest speakers from government and industry addressing a range of topics.
Environment Industry Day (EID) at Queen's Park: Each year, groups of ONEIA members spend a day meeting with ministers, MPPs and senior bureaucrats to update them on our activities and discuss the environment industry and government issues. ONEIA members are invited to special sessions with senior officials from the ministry of the environment and other related ministries. The minister and range of prominent industry and government representatives attend the closing VIP reception and network with ONEIA members.
The Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum brings together investment and business leaders, executives from ONEIA’s growing environment and cleantech sector, and senior government policy makers to share information, discuss common challenges and share opportunities for investment and growth.
Advocacy committee: for you or your colleagues, ONEIA’s advocacy committee and various subcommittees can plug you or your colleagues into new business networks where you can meet other professionals, hear about upcoming changes in government policy and propose new ideas to government.
ONEIA has excellent relationships with provincial ministries and helps shape environmental policy in Ontario. Our influential advocacy committee regularly discusses current legislative and regulatory matters and their impact on members. Various sub-committees (e.g. brownfields, waste and water) develop position papers and letters representing the consensus of member views and take them to the government for response and action.
Marketing Ontario’s environment companies: ONEIA regularly promotes and connects its members to potential partners and clients. Each year, the association publishes a directory of its member firms, widely distributing it through our outreach at trade shows, relationships with partner organizations, targeted mailings and through our website. We regularly field calls and e-mails through our office from potential clients, partners and investors – connecting them directly with those in our membership.