Training & Events

Development of the skills and core competency of staff involved in running Ontario’s Blue Box Program increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall Program. The CIF has provided numerous skills development opportunities over the years such as outreach sessions, conferences (e.g. Ontario Recycler Workshop), classroom training and online skills development services.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Help prioritize development of transition resources.

Thursday, April 22, 2021. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us on April 22 for an update on the work being done to develop resources to help Ontario municipalities and First Nations communities prepare their Blue Box programs for transition to an Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) framework.

Recently, the Transition Working Group was launched, with five subcommittees. This discussion session will present the proposed deliverables for each of the subcommittees, followed by facilitated group discussions. Our goal is to vet and prioritize the proposed deliverables and to solicit feedback from program operators Province-wide. This discussion series is for you, if you are:

Deadline to register is April 20. This webinar is for municipal and First Nation staff only.

  • already on a subcommittee, but looking to learn about the priorities of the other subcommittees;
  • not able to participate on a subcommittee, but wish to stay up to date and to continue to provide input; or
  • wanting to ensure specific challenges are addressed in the work plans (e.g., contract concerns, change management considerations).

We hope you’ll register and share with us your program’s specific transition concerns. We’re looking for your help to verify that the proposed deliverables will address and help resolve the most pressing anticipated challenges.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

By participating in the outreach and training provided by CIF, you may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) in the Datacall. If you are not sure which CIF events, meetings, or training courses your staff attended, download the summary of participants below.

2019 Events  |  2018 Events  |  2017 Events  |  2016 Events  |  2015 Events

Municipalities are encouraged to maintain a record of staff that attend these events for the Datacall. For more information, email