FCSNW2018 English headerProfessional Development Day 


FULL-DAY SESSION:

HALF-DAY (MORNING) SESSIONS:

HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON) SESSIONS:

 

FULL-DAY SESSION:

Communicating the Particulars of PFAS: Precedents, Pitfalls, Perils, and Pearls (of Wisdom)

This training activity is for all those involved in contaminated site management (program manager, project manager, consultant, expert support, etc.) for suspected or confirmed PFAS sites with a focus on:

  • Covering All the Bases: Engagement, Communication, Consultation and Outreach
  • All Talk: Communicating risk and risks of communicating
  • The Broader Perspective: International Panel of PFAS Experts
  • Taking A Deeper Dive: Making the Case for a Long-Term Plan

HALF-DAY (MORNING) SESSIONS (x5): 

Introduction to Program Management

Objectives
By the end of this activity, participants will have been introduced to the life cycle and components of a program.

Target clientele
Section head, service manager, expert support, project manager, program manager, directors, finance positions.

Topics covered

  • Definitions
  • Program life cycle: Benefits management, stakeholder management, financial framework and governance
  • End of program: Assessment and lessons learned

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Indigenous Perspectives

This Professional Development course will foster participants' understanding of indigenous communities.

Local Grand Chief(s) will be invited to provide their perspective on how communities operate, how indigenous people view land, obstacles to progress as it relates to lands and environmental management and host a KAIROS blanket ceremony, which is interactive educational program that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

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 Greening of Federal Contaminated Sites Management

The Government of Canada developed the Greening Government Strategy in order to promote the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient operations, while also reducing environmental impacts beyond carbon. This strategy, developed in keeping with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, n.d.) and with the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada (Government of Canada, 2019), sets performance targets, including for greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable management of real property. Examples of established commitments (Canada. Treasury Board, 2017) include:

  • Through greening procurement, the government will reduce emissions intensity from the goods and services it purchases.
  • Integrating climate change adaptation into the design, construction and operation aspects of all major real property projects.
  • Promoting the procurement of sustainable plastic products and the reduction of associated plastic packaging waste.
  • Diverting at least 75% by weight of all non-hazardous operational waste by 2030, where supported by local infrastructure.

This training activity is for all those involved in contaminated site management (program manager, project manager, consultant, expert support, etc.) and is for you if you wish to:

  • Learn about the Greening Government Strategy and the related Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada (FSDS)
  • Learn of sustainability tools and approaches applicable to contaminated sites management
  • Brainstorm on opportunities and challenges in greening the contaminated sites activities
  • Learn and share ideas on measures, big and small, that could be implemented to green the contaminated site activities

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FCSAP Program: Impact Assessment, Species at Risk and Fisheries Acts

The training provided will help program partners and other stakeholders get ready for and be aligned with the renewed FCSAP program.

New Impact Assessment Act
Training on the new impact assessment including potential implications and exclusions on federal contaminated sites.

Species at Risk Act (SARA)
Training on Species at Risk Act considerations on federal lands, including permitting requirements.

The Modernized Fisheries Act: Coming into Force of the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Provisions
Overview of Fisheries Act changes related to the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Provisions and potential implications for contaminated site activities.

This training will be delivered in French.

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Developing Remedial Objectives for Complex Sites

What makes a site complex? Factors to consider:

  • Hydrogeological Conditions (e.g., fractured bedrock),
  • Contaminants,
  • Site size, and
  • Site location (e.g., remote, northern/climate change impacts).

This course will discuss and present approaches and tools to help characterize and develop remedial objectives that assist in refining your conceptual site model for complex sites (e.g., managing and analysis of large data sets, soil traceability processes, environmental forensics).



HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON) SESSIONS (x5):

Panel Discussion on Project (and Program Management): Perspectives of Lessons Learned from Scale Issues on Project and Program Management Across the Federal Community

A discussion of issues and considerations for coordinating and managing a program of multiple smaller projects vs issues relating to managing singular large projects. This will involve procurement concerns, funding reallocation and the ability to apply lessons learned as work progresses. Panel participants will include representatives of multiple departments, including Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and private sector representatives.

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Indigenous Engagement, Training and Employment in Green Economy

This workshop will briefly cover the environmental landscape, review the status of environmental employment and green economy in Canada, discuss the opportunities and challenges on Indigenous engagement and employment in environmental sector. We will also discuss some of the key barriers that impact an effective engagement and Indigenous employment in the environmental sector, as well as share some the key resources and opportunities for facilitate and encourage Indigenous participation in the green economy.

This training will be delivered in French.

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Greening of Federal Contaminated Sites Management

The Government of Canada developed the Greening Government Strategy in order to promote the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient operations, while also reducing environmental impacts beyond carbon. This strategy, developed in keeping with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, n.d.) and with the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada (Government of Canada, 2019), sets performance targets, including for greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable management of real property. Examples of established commitments (Canada. Treasury Board, 2017) include:

  • Through greening procurement, the government will reduce emissions intensity from the goods and services it purchases.
  • Integrating climate change adaptation into the design, construction and operation aspects of all major real property projects.
  • Promoting the procurement of sustainable plastic products and the reduction of associated plastic packaging waste.
  • Diverting at least 75% by weight of all non-hazardous operational waste by 2030, where supported by local infrastructure.

This training activity is for all those involved in contaminated site management (program manager, project manager, consultant, expert support, etc.) and is for you if you wish to:

  • Learn about the Greening Government Strategy and the related Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada (FSDS)
  • Learn of sustainability tools and approaches applicable to contaminated sites management
  • Brainstorm on opportunities and challenges in greening the contaminated sites activities
  • Learn and share ideas on measures, big and small, that could be implemented to green the contaminated site activities

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FCSAP Program: Vapour Intrusion Guidance, DMF Updates, Integrated Service Delivery

Vapour Intrusion
Training on the updated Health Canada Supplemental Guidance for Soil Vapour Intrusion Assessment at Contaminated Sites.

Decision-Making Framework Updates
Training on updates and changes to the Decision-Making Framework (DMF) to assist federal custodians in managing their contaminated sites.

Integrated Service Delivery Aspect of FCSAP
Provide an update on approaches being developed to improve collaborative planning amongst federal partners, in the context of FCSAP Phase IV.

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Developing Remedial Objectives for Complex Sites

What makes a site complex? Factors to consider:

  • Hydrogeological Conditions (e.g., fractured bedrock),
  • Contaminants,
  • Site size, and
  • Site location (e.g., remote, northern/climate change impacts).

This course will discuss and present approaches and tools to help characterize and develop remedial objectives that assist in refining your conceptual site model for complex sites (e.g., managing and analysis of large data sets, soil traceability processes, environmental forensics).

 

 

 

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