The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the world's leading professional association in the field of impact assessment.


IAIA's Western and Northern Canada (WNC) Affiliate includes members from the federal and territorial government, consultancies, co-management boards, industry and NGOs. Its goal is to promote and develop best practice in environmental impact assessment.

Our members enjoy:

  • Riveting lunch seminars by notable guest speakers
  • Enlightening conferences on Environmental Impact Assessment -related themes
  • Valuable networking at pub nights and social events
  • Fascinating Newsletters with environmental management news, events, job postings and more

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Come out for a drink and meet other practitioners and students in the field of impact assessment! Thursday February 22, 2018 – 4 pm to 6 pm Smiths Pub – 777 Courtney St, Victoria, BC Members from the International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) invite you to an informal after-work […]

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Come out to socialize with other impact assessment practitioners and discuss marine mammals. Date: Tuesday November 21, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm with presentations 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: The Pint Public House – 455 Abbott St., Vancouver (downstairs room) There is no cost for this event. Participants can purchase food and beverages. Presentations […]

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The presentation slides from our June 14 event are now available for download here. The International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Western and Northern Canada affiliate and sponsors Hemmera and Stantec invite you to attend the following session: IAIA Conference Encore Presentations – More! The IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in […]

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Evening Pubinar Series


Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta) March 22 | April 19 | May 31 We are trying something a little different with a three-part series of “Pubinars”, hosted in Calgary, intended to provide food for thought and stimulate lively discussion. These evening sessions will be held at the Village Brewery Taproom (5000 – 12A Street S.E.) from 7-9pm. Light […]

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Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC


Advancing the Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC How effectively are socio-economic risks being managed in BC? As public scrutiny of major industrial development projects intensify, so must the effectiveness of impact assessment tools to identify and manage risks and opportunities for projects and communities alike. This one-day session digs deep into the trends […]

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Presentations from SFU Student Research on Environmental Assessment


The presentation slides from the November 25 event can be downloaded here (link here). Please note that the presentation slides from Talk #2 (see list below) are not available.   Come hear about research on impact assessment from graduate students at SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. When: Friday, November 25, 2016 Time: 9:00 to […]

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IAIA Award Nominations


Do you know a colleague, client, or institution that deserves an award? Help us recognize excellence and achievement in impact assessment by submitting a nomination for the 2017 IAIA Awards! Making a nomination is easy (and it is not necessary to be an IAIA member to do so) — just visit by 18 September 2016. […]

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Rescheduled Two-day Workshop in Vancouver: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment


Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary and Yellowknife. Similar workshops have been given to staff at several government agencies. We want to provide our members with access to these tools as long as there is interest, so we are presenting one more in Vancouver and making a list […]

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IAIA17, Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change


37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment 4-7 April 2017| Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel | Montréal, Canada Abstract Submissions (for both paper and poster) are invited through 31 October, 2016. For more information and to see updates about this conference, please visit IAIA conferences are interdisciplinary, and approximately 700 delegates […]

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