CWMA Event & AGM June 10

CWMA AGM, Speaker & Networking Event

Momentum in Product Stewardship


Friday, June 10, 2022

Virtual OR In-Person at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina in beautiful Victoria, BC

10 AM – Noon for Virtual Attendees

10 AM – 1 PM for In-Person Attendees


CWMA is proud to offer a Hybrid event. 

Attend virtually or in-person, as you prefer.

A great event is planned for our first regular luncheon event in-person since 2020! Three great speakers with updates and questions and answer time. Networking lunch will give loads of time for catching up and getting back to your ferry, plane or drive back Up Island at a reasonable time.


– AGM –

Members and guests are welcome to the Annual General Meeting.

Members who would like to attend only the AGM portion of the event, please email Sheila to register at no cost.

A full package will be sent in advance to make the event as efficient and, dare we say, fun as possible.


9:30 AM — In-Person and Virtual Doors open early for networking

10:00 AM — Welcome! / CWMA Annual General Meeting

10:35 AM — Speakers

–>Allen Langdon, Circular Materials | followed by q&a

–>Colin McKean, BC Product Stewards (SABC) | followed by q&a

–>Jordan Best, Recycle BC | followed by q&a

12:10 PM — Lunch / Networking | Conclusion for Virtual Participants

– COST –

CWMA Members $25 |  Non-Members $37 

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE with Lunch & Networking: 
CWMA Members $70 |  Non-Members $85 

+GST | CWMA’s base operating budget relies on event revenue and member fees to cover costs in equal measure: we are grateful for your support! If the prices above are a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options for students and non-profits is available.


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. 



Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA Experience this unique harbourside hotel in Victoria at a preferred rate of 30% off the flex rates for event attendees. Rates are accessible under the company name: CWMA by calling 1.800.663.1144 or online to and entering CWMA in the ‘company/offer’ field.


Details for parking at the hotel and in the area will be sent to attendees in advance of the event to help plan.



We are testing a new Group Car pool software. Confidential link to the Carpool will be send to all attendees.


Our Speakers


Jordan Best

Recycle BC

As the Western Canada Director, Collection for Recycle BC and Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW), Jordan is responsible for overseeing the operation of robust collection systems for packaging and paper products in BC and Saskatchewan. Prior to his current role, Jordan held positions with Product Care Association, the Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable and the Recycling Council of BC.


Allen Langdon

Circular Materials

As CEO, Allen is responsible for leading Circular Materials through the development of Ontario’s new blue box recycling system while expanding the organization’s operations into other provinces, starting with New Brunswick.  Prior to joining Circular Materials, Allen served as the President and CEO of Return-It, British Columbia’s very successful used beverage container management program in Canada. In this role, Allen oversaw the modernization of Return-It’s collection network, which consists of more than 170 collection sites, including Return-It depots, Express Plus and Express & GO stations.  Allen also served as the Managing Director for Recycle BC and  currently serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Canada Plastics Pact, and Advisory Board Member for the Washington State Recycling Development Centre.

Colin McKean

Canadian Battery Association & Stewardship Agencies of BC

Bio to follow!

Colin J. P. McKean, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., is a freshwater biologist by trade and has been working in the field of environmental management for 40 years.  During his career, Colin has worked with the BC Ministry of Environment for 19 years in a variety of positions.  At the end of his Government career, Colin managed the development and implementation of product stewardship programs for household products including:  pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fuels and solvents and industrial pollution prevention programs for large industrial sites.  Currently, Colin is the Executive Director of the Canadian Battery Association, a national product stewardship program for lead-acid batteries within regulatory frameworks


Brendan McShane 

CWMA Board Chair & Event Host

Brendan is the Director, Collection with Recycle BC, and currently sits as Chair for CWMA. Brendan has worked with Recycle BC for eight years, overseeing partnerships and operations throughout the Province.  Throughout this time he has had the pleasure of working with the broad spectrum of waste management partners and is grateful for the strong relationships developed throughout the province. In 2017, Brendan joined the Board of Directors with CWMA to further involve himself within the industry and provide a greater service to those partnerships he values. Brendan lives in Victoria with his young family, enjoying all things coastal BC has to offer.


Registration is now closed for this event.