The Third Annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium was held in Toronto this week and I offer my congratulations to everyone who attended, presented and worked to make it a success.
The three days included tours, workshops and an in-depth look at all aspects of this challenging industry.
Special accolades to Rob Cook the Executive Director of the Ontario Waste Management Association and to Michele Goulding, the Director of Finance an Member Services who organized the conference. Without them there would not have been a conference.
And sincere thanks to the people who attended my two workshops; the first one was on Leadership called the Working With Workshop and the second one, called Winning the War, covered communications strategies for large and small controversial projects. We had a great group in both and I trust everyone took away something of value.
Many people fail to understand the magnitude of the waste industry until there is a garbage crisis. The reality is that waste management is an essential service, ranking right up there with water, hydro and sewage. In order to appreciate the need for all of the people and companies committed to the waste industry we only have to look back at the recent garbage strike in Toronto, or the images of the waste accumulating in the streets in cities like Syria due to the civil strife.
Conferences like the one just completed illustrate the professionalism involved in this industry and how everyone is working to improve services, advance technology and expand the education for everyone across Canada. Great job!!!
Ontario Waste Management Association:
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