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CWMA 2020 Conference 

Educator’s & Communicator’s
Virtual Roundtable

One of the hallmarks of the CWMA Conference are our very popular roundtables: informative discussions for specific groups within our industry.Each year we invite conference delegates and cast the invitation out to a wider group who would be interested in taking part — opening our doors to ensure everyone has can learn, discuss, and network.  

This year, to avoid virtual meeting burnout, we are moving these events later in October to coincide with Waste Reduction Week, October 19-23. 

 October 21, 2020 1 pm to 3 pm (with time after for open discussion)


Wed. Oct 21st 1:00 – 3:00 pm
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome and Introductions
1:15 – 1:25 Ruben Anderson, “Effective Print & Digital Messaging”
1:25 – 1:35 Q&A
1:45 – 2:15 Marika Smith (Zero Waste Specialist for the City of Victoria) & Rhiannon Moore (Outreach Coordinator for Zero Waste), City of Victoria’s perspective on “Grassroots Implementation of Single Use Bans”  Marika will run us through Victoria’s Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw and Rhiannon will share communication plans moving forward with Zero Waste Victoria and Single Use Item plans.
2:15 – 2:25 Q&A
2:25 – 2:50 Breakout groups – 2 groups facilitated by Abby & Ingalisa, group discussion and opportunity to workshop ideas from Ruben & Marika’s presentations into campaigns and programs for participants.
2:50 – 3:00 Whole group – Abby & Ingalisa summarize breakout group highlights/big ideas.
*3:00 – 4:00 (OPTIONAL) – Stick around to continue any lingering conversations.  We can facilitate breakout rooms if there are different conversations wanting to happen.
Participants will be invited to fill out an online feedback form.


The Educator’s & Communicator’s Roundtable is a great forum for educator’s and communicator’s in the waste industry looking for ideas, camaraderie, strategies and new connections.



  • October 21, 2020 1 pm to 3 pm (with time after for open discussion)

  • There is no charge to attend this event

  • Advance registration is required to 

  • Confirm your attendance by October 16, 2020


    Each year, Let’s Talk Trash team of the qathet Regional District, sets the speakers and agenda for the discussion. They look forward to hearing from you with your ideas on topics for this year.