May 12 CWMA AGM & Speaker Event: The Next Chapter ~ Inspiring Possibilities



The Next Chapter ~ Inspiring Possibilities


CWMA Annual General Meeting followed by a great Speaker and Networking Event.

The Next Chapter ~ Inspiring Possibilities will showcase what is on the horizon and the inspiring new initiatives
being undertaken by 
these highlighted organizations and individuals…


Friday, May 12, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM / to 1:15 PM for in-person lunch

Pacific Time | Hybrid

In-person: Arbutus Ridge Golf Club | 3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC 
or Virtual Via Zoom


9:40 AM — In-Person and Virtual Doors open early for networking
10:00 AM — Welcome! / CWMA Annual General Meeting

10:35 AM — Great Presentations from:

Capital Regional District | followed by q&a
Soap For Hope Canada | followed by q&a
BC Used Oil Management Association | followed by q&a

PLUS look forward to some ‘next chapter’ thoughts from retiring Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Director of Extended Producer Responsibility, Bob McDonald

AND MORE! Do you have an inspiration to share? Members can email Sheila to be included in a next chapter/inspiring update!

12:15 PM — Lunch / Networking | Conclusion for Virtual Participants

– COST –

VIRTUAL: Members $30 | Non-Members $40

+GST | Includes cost for the session and a handy follow up summary.


IN-PERSON: Members $70 | Non-Members $80

+GST | Includes morning coffee and treats, awesome lunch, parking, cost for the session,
handy follow up summary, and amazing in-person networking time.

A NOTE ON EVENT PRICING The cost of food and venue rentals has gone up significantly. Our event pricing is higher than CWMA ‘normal’ (pre-2020). As we all get back to in-person lunches, we anticipate a gradual attendance build up, so the cost of putting on a hybrid event will rely in part on virtual registrations until we are all used to travel and the new lunch-event prices. If the price is a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options are available to those in need.


Networking lunch ends with time to get back to your ferry, plane or drive back up Island at a reasonable time.  A full package will be sent in advance to make the AGM as efficient and, dare we say, fun as possible. Members who would like to attend only the AGM portion of the event, please email Sheila to register at no cost.


CWMA uses the Zoom Platform for events.  Dial-in option is available but participants must confirm the dial-in phone number to be admitted to the event. Details on how it will all work will be sent in advance. 


Group Car pool link will be sent out to all in-person registrants.

Our Speakers

Will Burrows 2021

Will Burrows

BC Used Oil Management Association

Will Burrows is Director Consumer Collection & Sustainability with BCUOMA: a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers across British Columbia. Will brings 27 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry and has served on a number of provincial advisory committees to help with the development of strategies to better manage the waste and recyclables that we all produce.  Will’s experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Coast Waste Management Association, and prior to this role was a Manager for the largest recycler of metal and wood products on Vancouver Island. Will emigrated from England in 1988 and he and his wife settled in the Cowichan Valley in 1995 to raise their family.


C. Anne McIntyre

Soap for Hope Canada

Anne is the Founder and Executive Director of Soap for Canada. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Anne loves to help in her community and one day wondered aloud “Why don’t vulnerable people in Victoria have access to soap and hygiene products?” Anne saw thousands of pounds thrown into the landfill each day. Remembering her grandfathers wisdom of “2 birds, 1 stone.” Anne built Soap for Hope Canada to helping people and the environment at the same time.

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Liz Ferris 

Capital Regional District

Liz Ferris is the manager of Policy and Planning in the Environmental Resource Management division at the Capital Regional District, where she and her team oversee implementation of ‘Rethink Waste’ the CRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan, which sets a target to reduce the region’s per capita waste by over one-third by 2031, in support of zero waste and a circular economy. Liz has worked on resource, environment and climate initiatives in various roles in the Public Sector for over a decade. Liz holds a Master of Science in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from UBC’s institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and is a certified Project Management Professional.

May 12 CWMA AGM & Speaker Event: The Next Chapter ~ Inspiring Possibilities

Bob McDonald

Retired – Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Bob McDonald recently retired at the end of March as the Director of Extended Producer Responsibility for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.  He is a veteran of waste prevention in British Columbia, having worked at the regional district and provincial levels of government for 32 years. Bob leaves behind BC’s 21 EPR programs that directly support the Circular Economy – with more programs coming on-stream. There was a lot more Bob wanted to do with BC’s North American leading EPR regime that serves as a model for other jurisdictions. Bob lives the country life in Shawnigan Lake when not in an arena or building an off-grid cabin on the Sunshine Coast or his latest project – restoring an old cabin cruiser.

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