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

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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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BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session Please join us on June 30th from 9:30-11:00 am for an information session with BC Environmental Assessment Office staff. Presenters will be Rumon Carter, Director, Engagement and Digital Services and Erin Scraba, Manager of Policy and Legislation. Topics to be discussed include: 9:40-10:15: From e-PIC to EPIC: the EAO’s […]

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This workshop has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date. —————————————————————————————- Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’—not meaning ‘quarrel,’ but meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do […]

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TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the members of the International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (the “Organization”) will be held by teleconference at 9:30 AM Mountain time (8:30 AM Pacific time, 10:30 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The agenda will include: Annual report from the President […]

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Event: BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session

 

BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session Please join us on June 30th from 9:30-11:00 am for an information session with BC Environmental Assessment Office staff. Presenters will be Rumon Carter, Director, Engagement and Digital Services and Erin Scraba, Manager of Policy and Legislation. Topics to be discussed include: 9:40-10:15: From e-PIC to EPIC: the EAO’s […]

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IAIA-WNC Provides Recommendations on CEAA 2012 Review

 

IAIA-WNC provided recommendations to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on making environmental assessment under CEAA 2012 more fair  and effective. Please see the attached letter. WNC Letter to ECCC on CEAA 2012  

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Postponed: 2-day Workshop Offering in Vancouver: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

 

This workshop has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date. —————————————————————————————- Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’—not meaning ‘quarrel,’ but meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do […]

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Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC

 

TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the members of the International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (the “Organization”) will be held by teleconference at 9:30 AM Mountain time (8:30 AM Pacific time, 10:30 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The agenda will include: Annual report from the President […]

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Presentations from IAIA-WNC Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

 

Our Vancouver event on how Federal Authorities are meeting requirements under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act was held on Monday January 18 2016. Thanks to our presenters and attendees for your participation and contribution.  The presentations are available for download: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 160118 CEAA IAIA fed lands Guidone Indigenous and Northern […]

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Webinar: Substitution of Environmental Assessments in British Columbia – Lessons Learned

 

Presentation by the BC Environmental Assessment Office Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 am Telephone and computer with internet connection are required The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada is pleased to offer a free webinar presented by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. Drawing on examples from its first completed […]

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