MCEA Training

Note:  The MCEA Workshop scheduled for October 15-16 is sold out. More sessions will be scheduled in the new year. 

Learn what the Class EA process is all about from an instructor who has conducted many such planning exercises since the inception of the Municipal Class EA over 20 years ago. Discover how the Municipal Class EA planning process works, and how it can be your best friend in bringing a project from concept through construction. Discover how the process, that may at first seem complex, is really quite easy to follow and use. Learn why and how this planning process is “owned” by the municipality rather than the government, and how flexible the process can be. Acquire knowledge on how you get to decide how to use the MCEA process to plan your own projects. Discover how you can manage the planning process to suit your projects, through devices like how to develop a Problem Statement, and how to evaluate alternatives. Also learn about the planning work going forward to amend and streamline the MCEA process.

Paul Knowles, P.Eng., is the MEA’s MCEA Advisor. He graduated from Queen’s University as a Civil Engineer and worked in the private sector for 9 years before joining the Town of Carleton Place as Town Engineer in 1989. His involvement with the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) and the Municipal Class Environment Assessment (MCEA) began shortly thereafter. In 1993, Paul was promoted to CAO for Carleton Place but continued his engineering work and remained very active with the MEA as a Board member (2008 – 2018) and as its President in 2017,
Throughout the years, Paul has been involved in all aspects of the MCEA document, including all re-writes and amendments. Paul officially retired from Carleton Place at the end of 2018 but is continuing to work with MEA as its MCEA Advisor, delivering training programs and pursuing improvements to the MCEA process.

October 15, 2019 to October 16, 2019

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Municipal Class EA Workshop - October 2019

Info

LOCATION: Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd., Mississauga ON

Learn what the Class EA process is all about from an instructor who has conducted many such planning exercises since the inception of the Municipal Class EA over 20 years ago. Discover how the Municipal Class EA planning process works, and how it can be your best friend in bringing a project from concept through construction.  Discover how the process, that may at first seem complex, is really quite easy to follow and use. Learn why and how this planning process is “owned” by the municipality rather than the government, and how flexible the process can be. Learn how you get to decide how to use the MCEA process to plan your own projects. Discover how you can manage the planning process to suit your projects, through devices like how to develop a Problem Statement, and how to evaluate alternatives. Also learn about the planning work going forward to amend and streamline the MCEA process.

The workshop is delivered over one and a half days, in four modules. The modules will provide you with the background you need to understand the Class EA process, will walk you through the process, and will reinforce the learning process with practical exercises, followed by case studies.

Module 1 – Municipal Class EA Basics

Outline of Municipal Class EA
Class EA Schedules
Schedule B File
Schedule C Environmental Study Report (ESR)‚Äč

Module 2 - Navigating through the Process

5-Phase Planning Process
Public Consultation including for First Nations
Master Plans & the Planning Act
Appeal Mechanism (Part II Order)
Documentation
Schedule Determination 


Module 3 – Miscellaneous Applications – Practical Exercises

Problem Statements
Evaluation Process
Notices of Completion


Module 4 – Case Studies

Water and Wastewater Project
Transportation Project


Accommodation

  1. TownePlace Suites by Marriott

5050 Orbitor Dr

Mississauga, ON L4W 4X2

Tel: 905-238-9600

Ask for Ontario Good Roads Association Rates

Link: Book your corporate rate for  Ontario Good Roads Association

Your special corporate rate includes:

  • Spacious suites with fully equipped kitchen
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast with hot items for a fresh start
  • Complimentary wireless and wired high speed internet to stay connected
  • Complimentary on-site parking for one car per guest room
  • Complimentary airport shuttle, between 6am and 11:30pm
  • “On Us”: Complimentary all day coffee and tea service, 24/7
  • Complimentary use of our “Connection Centre”
  • Complimentary access to our fitness centre and indoor heated pool
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from our hotel within 5km radius

 

    2. Residence Inn by Marriott

5070 Creekbank Road

Mississauga, ON L4W 5R2

Tel: 905-602-7777

Hotel Features and Amenities

  • All Suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, including stainless steel appliances and cooking utensils
  • Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • Complimentary Evening Mix Reception Monday – Wednesday Nights from 6:00PM – 7:30PM
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service Daily 7am to 11pm
  • Complimentary Local Office Shuttle Service Daily 7am to 11pm
  • Complimentary High Speed & Wireless Internet connection in all the rooms
  • Complimentary Grocery Shopping Delivery Service

REGISTRATION REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION:

 If written cancellation is received at least 10 working days in advance – 100% refund
 If written cancellation is received 9-3 working days in advance – 50% refund
 If written cancellation is received less than 3 working days in advance – No Refund
 If payment has not been received at the time of cancellation, an invoice will be issued for the appropriate amount as costs have already been incurred.
 If circumstances prevent a previously registered person from attending a course, substitutions are permitted up to and on the day of the event.