Not sure which CIF events/ meetings/training courses your staff attended? View CIF’s summary of registrations/participants from each program (click from tab to tab to view). Look for annual events tab to be updated with complete information by end of February, each year.
For more information or if you have questions about any info on the list, please email:
Let CIF help maximize your Best Practices Funding
In the past, the Best Practices (BP) objectives of the annual Datacall have comprised up to 15% of annual recycling program funding. The CIF provides many resources to enable every Ontario program to maximize funding available by complying as fully as possible with the best practices objectives, every year.
How the BP scoring works
The BP section of the Datacall comprises seven objectives (Obj.), each with different weightings as shown below. Here’s an overview of each objective and how CIF can help maximize your score for each objective.
FAQ – CIF Request for Expressions of Interest
Provide data on specific performance indicators (e.g., collection and processing costs, revenues, marketed tonnes, net costs, recovery etc.) along with projections for the year to come.
CIF staff can assist in gathering data to complete this section with an eye to reducing program costs and increasing recovery. We can provide assistance in analyzing performance and explaining the rationale for future projections to ensure that your program to is credited for efforts to improve performance.
Your program is eligible to earn continuing education units (CEU) for attending specified courses, meetings and workshops to stay up to date in core competencies relevant to Blue Box recycling.
The CIF Centre of Excellence hosts training courses, workshops and outreach meetings for recycling staff province-wide. Stay up to date with upcoming opportunities simply by subscribing to the CIF email list and checking our “What’s New” webpage. Then attend courses and workshops to obtain CEUs specified in the Datacall. We post lists of registrants for CIF events on our Datacall Training Objective webpage along with a Summary of Training Credits available to different programs (according to size).
Does your program provide Blue Boxes (or equivalent) to residents free of charge (or low cost)? What other policy best practices are employed to provide adequate recycling capacity, limit waste, incentivize recycling and reduce contamination?
CIF staff are available to provide input to reports or presentations for Council on various policy issues. We are available to link up partner communities to make program changes where necessary in support of new policy option. ORW, training and consultation/outreach sessions provide an opportunities to discuss and network about how best to implement policy issues and we also offer direct support such as the Container Purchase program to support implementation of new policies. Find out more here and consider joining the next order call for reusable recycling bags in spring 2015.