Training & Events

ORW for small communities held on March 4

CIF hosted a special Ontario Recycler Workshop (ORW) for small municipal and First Nations communities. This online event was Thursday, March 4, 2021.

With the release of the final new blue box regulations on the horizon, this special ORW featured presentations and discussions designed to help small municipalities and First Nations understand the implications and planning needs for their communities as Ontario’s Blue Box program begins to transition to an Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) framework.

Panel 1: The path to IPR for small communities

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This presentation contained a breakdown the who, what and when of the Ontario blue box program’s transition to Individual Producer Responsibility. This session provided an overview of what’s happening with the legislation, what may change in your community, when the changes may happen, who the key players are, and how the CIF can help you prepare.

Panel 2: Overview of CIF IPR resources and group discussions

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The CIF is here to help! The afternoon session was a virtual walk through of the CIF resources available to support municipalities and First Nations groups through the IPR transition process. Participants took part in breakout discussions facilitated by CIF staff, about operations, contracts, and promotion & education. The group discussions allowed for networking, shared opportunities, and learnings.