New EA Act Workshop

On behalf of the BC Environmental Assessment Office, the International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Western and Northern Canada branch invites you to attend the following session: As you know, the Environmental Assessment Act (2018), passed in the Legislature on November 2018, came into force on December 16, 2019. On February 11 and 12, the Environmental Assessment Office

*UPDATE* Organized Reasoning Series 2020 – Victoria, BC (April 23 – 24, 2020)

MORE EFFECTIVE IA: TOOLS FOR STRONGER ARGUMENT AND CLEARER WRITING About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want to provide our

ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – YELLOWKNIFE (February 27 & 28, 2020)

More Effective IA: Tools for Stronger Argument and Clearer Writing Workshop from IAIA-WNC About this Event Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received across Western and Northern Canada. In Yellowknife in February, the Government of NWT will be offering another of a series of Organized Reasoning workshops for their staff. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental

*UPDATE* ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – CALGARY, AB (April 6 – 7, 2020)

MORE EFFECTIVE IA: TOOLS FOR STRONGER ARGUMENT AND CLEARER WRITING About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want to provide our

IAIA Vancouver 2021 – Information on Committees

IAIA 2021 Conference Planning Committees Overview PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE The technical program committee should consist of 10 to 12 individuals who have knowledge of IAIA conference programs, who have sufficient time to handle the workload of reviews and coordinating the overall program, and who can work closely with the program chair.

IAIA Vancouver 2021

IAIA Vancouver 2021 *Forwarding Notice from the BC Environmental Assessment Office* Good day: Each year the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Board of Directors invites proposals from individuals and their sponsoring institutions wishing to host a future annual meeting of the Association. As some of you may be aware, the Environmental Assessment Office submitted

ORGANIZED REASONING SERIES 2020 – VANCOUVER (March 5 & 6, 2020)

More Effective IA: Tools for Stronger Argument and Clearer Writing Workshop from IAIA-WNC About the Workshop: Our previous Organized Reasoning workshops were well received in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife. A number of government agencies and companies have begun using these tools and IAIA-WNC has received multiple requests for more workshops. We want

Calgary Pubinar Documents and Links: Municipal Approach to Natural Infrastructure & the Resilience Dividend

Here is the slide deck from the Dec 10, 2019 Calgary Pubinar on a Municipal Approach to Natural Infrastructure & the Resilience Dividend: 2019Dec10 IAIA-WNC And two Resilience Dividend references: Resilience Dividend Valuation Model Framework Development Resilience Dividend Valuation Model Guide The City of Calgary websites: Resilient Calgary: www.calgary.ca/resilientcalgary Climate Team: www.calgary.ca/climateprogram And some Natural

2019 Calgary Evening Pubinar Fall Schedule

The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is pleased to announce the return of our “Pubinar” series of talks for another season. Come on out to The Metropolitan in downtown Calgary to hear great speakers and get involved in some lively discussion. Drinks and food are available for purchase

Calgary Evening Pubinar Series – October 8: Navigating Change at Suncor

Title: Navigating the Complexities and Challenges of Changing Policy and Regulation Speakers: Janice Linehan – Director Environmental Policy at Suncor Where: The Metropolitan – Private Dining Room (150, 318 – 8 Avenue S.W., Calgary) When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 pm Cost: Free for IAIA-WNC members; $10 for non-members ($5 for students) The International

Gender and Environmental Assessment – May 30, 2019

Join IAIA-WNC in downtown Victoria for presentations and a facilitated discussion on Gender and Environmental Assessment. Hosted by Two Worlds Consulting and IAIA Western and Northern Canada, this session explores what it means to consider gender in the context of environmental assessment (EA). What are the federal and provincial requirements for considering sex, gender, and

Community Benefits and Indigenous Inclusion in EA, a North and South Perspective – May 23

Come out to socialize with other impact assessment practitioners and discuss Indigenous Community Benefits and Inclusion in Environmental Assessment. The IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada

Evening Pubinar Series: The Meaning of Meaningful Consultation

Title: The Meaning of Meaningful Consultation Speakers: Jorge Avilés – Manager: Indigenous & Community Relations at Canada West Land Services Where: The Metropolitan – Private Dining Room (150, 318 – 8 Avenue S.W., Calgary) When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 pm Cost: Free for IAIA-WNC members; $10 for non-members ($5 for students) The International

Nominations Open for Board of Directors

Calling all members (or prospective members) who would like to join the IAIA-WNC Board of Directors – nominations are now open. There are four open positions. The board term is two years. Executive Committee meetings (composed of the Directors and the appointed Regional Directors) occur by teleconference every 6 weeks or so in the fall and

Presentations from Future of Pipelines Pubinar Series (Fall 2018)

IAIA-WNC held a successful series of talks around the theme of The Future of Pipelines. In Canada over the last few years, there has been much discussion and controversy around the contentious issue of hydrocarbon pipelines. The matter involves all levels of government, First Nations, community organizations, NGOs, and other stakeholders. The pubinar series delved

Member News & Events – November 2018

In this issue: IAIA-WNC News Upcoming Events Event Follow Up and Feedback Regional Highlights Changes to the IAIA WNC Fee Structure IAIA News and Events New Section – News from Members IAIA-WNC News Since this edition of the newsletter is being sent out just as the holiday season is starting, the IAIA-WNC Executive team wants