Steve Bonnell

Steve Bonnell

Manager Strategic & Regional Assessments
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

George Hegmann

George Hegmann

Senior Principal

Environmental standards are becoming increasingly complicated for Canada’s natural resources sector. Multiple pieces of incoming legislation are creating greater scrutiny. With the implementation of Bill C69 – Impact Assessment Act, comes the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and the Navigation Protection Act into force. As well, in November 2020, the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change introduced Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, with an optimistic a course for Canada to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. How will the new legislation be adopted? How will they effect natural resource projects and assess cumulative effects?

Join CI Energy Group’s 9th Annual National Symposium on Cumulative Effects Assessment and Environmental Management, taking place on our dynamic virtual platform on April 28, 2021 (MDT), as we delve into practical solutions and gain insight from scientific experts, government, Indigenous leaders and industry representatives to address the social, economic and environmental effects of cumulative effects in the natural resource sector.

NEW FOR 2021
  • US Forecast: The Biden Effect on Canada’s Environmental and Energy Sector
  • Think Tank: How to Achieve a Credible Plan Post Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050
  • Live Q&A Panel on Regional and Strategic Assessment Review + Bonus On Demand Videos
  • 1:1 Networking Breaks: Join face-to-face conversations in our virtual match-up sessions

A Quick Look at the 2020 Virtual Conference


Watch a full session on
The Assessment of Cumulative Impacts on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights


Enjoy an Easy to Use, Dynamic Online Platform


Immerse Yourself in Live Presentations and Panel Discussions


Engage with Attendees and Speakers in an Interactive Format


Meet 1-on-1 with Your Fellow Attendees

Don’t take our word for it! Here is what delegates have said.
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My first online conference. The facilitator made sure it ran on time. The speakers were knowledgeable on their topics.

Health Canada
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The session was expertly managed, with smooth technical transitions.

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The virtual format worked well; I appreciate the organization’s ability to pivot and provide a quality conference experience.

Parks Canada
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Very efficient and talks were interesting and relevant.

WCS Canada
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Great choice of speakers, and George did an excellent job moderating!

Parks Canada
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Topics were interesting and the virtual format went well.

Health Canada
Who Should Attend
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:
  • 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
  • Mining
  • Forestry, Pulp and Paper
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Engineering and Environmental Service Firms
  • Government and Regulatory Bodies
  • Law Firms with environmental practices
  • Resource sector industry associations
  • Network and build relationships