It’s back! Eastern Canada’s must-attend event for professionals in sustainable project development.

This forum will provide you with multi-stakeholder perspectives on the current and future of cumulative effects assessment to effectively manage the social, economic, and environmental effect of project development.

Conference Highlights:

  • Explore how cumulative effects are being addressed in strategic and regional assessments – where should REA/SEA be going?
  • Discuss the impact of recent disputes and legislations
  • Balance project advancements with cumulative effects and Indigenous rights
  • Analyze the latest amendments to the Impact Assessment Act and how they are impacting you

Join us November 5 & 6 in Halifax and collaborate with thought leaders from government, indigenous communities, and industry to discuss opportunities for the future.

WHO YOU WILL MEET
Network and build relationships with a broad range of experts, scientists and leaders in:
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Land management
  • Resource development
  • Project approvals and development
  • Sustainability program management
  • Stakeholder relations and community engagement project approvals
  • Project Approvals
  • Air, water, land, and biodiversity research and policy
From industry sectors including:
  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Offshore Wind
  • Renewable and Hydroelectric
  • Engineering and Environmental Service Firms
  • Government and Regulatory Bodies
  • Fisheries and Agriculture
  • Power/Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Nuclear
  • Natural Gas Exploration and Production Companies
  • Natural Gas Pipeline and Processing Companies
  • Exploration and Production Companies
  • Pipeline and Midstream Companies
  • Oil Refineries and Upgraders
  • Oil Sands Operators and Developers
  • Law Firms with environmental practices
  • Resource sector industry associations

OUR 2024 PROGRAM IS IN DEVELOPMENT

Take a look at the lineup of speakers and event highlights from our 2023 event:
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
Speaker

Matthew Chiasson

Cumulative Effects Coordinator
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Speaker

Dr. Steve Bonnell

Director, Impact Assessment and Permitting (Principal)
Advisian (Worley Group)

Special Opening Keynote Address
Speaker

Honorable Timothy Halman

Minister of Environment & Climate Change
Government of Nova Scotia

GAIN INSIGHTS FROM
Speaker

Andrew John

Director of Justice and Legal Affairs
Miawpukek First Nation

Speaker

Selina Lee-Andersen

Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

Speaker

Andrea McGathey

Senior Technical Specialist – Environment, Advanced Reactor Development Program
NB Power

Speaker

Jessica Coulson

Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientist
Natural Resources Canada

Speaker

Ben Collison

Interdisciplinary PhD Student, School for Resource and Environmental Studies
Dalhousie University

Speaker

Heather Giddens

Senior Environmental Specialist
Stantec

2023 Program highlights
  • How Federal Regulatory Changes Will Impact Requirements, Timelines and Approvals for Projects and How Industry Proponents Can Prepare
  • Latest developments in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador – Offshore Wind, Renewable and Hydrogen Projects – How are Cumulative Effects being Assessed?
  • INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES PANEL– Balancing Project Advancements with Cumulative Effects and Indigenous Rights
  • Bridging the Gap Between Federal and Provincial Legislation
  • Effective Practices for Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Major Projects at the Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Process Stages
  • A Retrospective on the Fundamentals at Play and What Lies Ahead in Cumulative Effects Assessment
WHAT OUR DELEGATES SAY
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The speakers were all amazing. Every presentation was full of informative content.

Cathy Martin, Senior Environmental Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
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The representation of indigenous people as hosts and speakers was great…

Timothy Patenaude, Consultation Assistant, Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement
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Very well organized, and the speakers had lots of information to share.

Angela Brooks, Natural Heritage Lead, AtkinsRealis
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All the presentations were excellent and there were lots of good questions and discussions.

Marianne Gilbert, Senior Marine Scientist, Ecofish Research Ltd.
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