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CWMA 2021 Conference  

Educator’s & Communicator’s Roundtable

October 20, 2021 | 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

One of the hallmarks of the CWMA Conference are our 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.

*Meet your fellow colleagues!
*Focussed topic this year: Single use plastic item bans.  
Take in a brief review of new Provincial amendments that allow local governments to institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.  And, hear from:
  • Paul McDonald, Government of Ireland
    Recently banned plastic cutlery, plates, stir sticks, chopsticks, straws, cotton bud sticks, expanded polystyrene food/beverage containers and all oxo-degradable plastic products.
  • Brent Reems, District of Saanich
    implemented a single use plastic bag ban this August.
  • Followed by: Breakout into small groups to trouble-shoot current challenges you’re facing and to glean more resources and ideas from your fantastic peers.

 Working Agenda

10:30 – 10:50 am ~ Introductions – meet your colleagues

10:50 – 11:20 am ~ Paul McDonald presentation and q&a

11:25 – 11:55 am ~ Saanich presentation and q&a 

11:55 am – Noon  ~ Quick Break

Noon – 12:30 pm | Small group discussion and report highlights from group discussions 

*Food: The event is different from prior years with our food options reduced to balance the potential of a costly pivot to a fully virtual event. But awesomeness still abounds with in-person attendees able to take advantage of fabulous VIP deals for local restaurants and more. More information will be sent to all in-person registrants.

In-Person or Virtual!

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.


  • There is no charge to attend this event.

  • You can attend in-person and not be registered for the entire Conference but will need to follow all protocols for Covid. No walk ups. 

  • Virtual Attendance is via Zoom. Zoom room information will be sent the day before the event to registered attendees.
  • Advance registration is required.

  • You must be an Educator or Communicator to attend as this is an active workshop-style roundtable.
  • Confirm your attendance by October 15, 2021

    (Please read the attendance and Covid Information below for in person attendance)

We are excited to welcome you to the 2021 CWMA Conference…

…virtually and in-person with cautious eagerness. Our hybrid in person/virtual format allows everyone to take part in the way that is most comfortable to them. Our goal is to provide a great experience in an environment that is safe, kind, and respectful. 

Please familiarize yourself with the current expectation for in-person attendance at our conference: Read & Learn