Nominations for the 2020 Brownie Awards Are Now Open
Do you know of a brownfield project or program that has contributed to the growth of healthy communities in Canada? How about a person who has made a major difference in our industry? Now's the time to nominate them for a Brownie Award! There are six award categories for projects/programs and one to recognize individual excellence. For more information and the nomination form, please click here. Summaries of 2019's winning projects and programs, and Brownfielders of the Year are here.
CBN's Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors
Following our first-ever virtual AGM, CBN is pleased to announce its 2020-21 Board of Directors. Newly-elected Board members are Carol LeNoury (ERIS), Carl Spensieri (Berkeley Insurance Canada), Peter Sutton (Terrapex) and Reanne Ridsdale (Ryerson PhD candidate). Special thanks to retiring Directors George Boire, Dave Harper and Kevin Miyauchi. For more information, please see the press release.
The CBN is a knowledge-based national network of passionate, multi-disciplinary industry professionals, focused on uncovering, understanding and sharing brownfield barriers and solutions.
That brownfields reuse be the preferred land devlopment solution.
The Canadian Brownfields network is a multi-disciplinary expert-based organization of passionate professionals, focused on advancing solutions to brownfield redevelopment.
CBN's Technical Advisory Committee responded to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' request for comments on proposed changes to the excess soil regulations (Ontario Regulation 153/04, Part XII). The response is available here.
CBN's Government Relations Committee provided a response to the Government of Canada's draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2019-2022. The committee identified several areas where brownfields can assist in addressing the strategy's goals, including climate change, housing and sustainability. You can read the submission here.
CBN releases the materials from the 2018 Brownfields Summit. These include the province-by-province review of brownfields policy, the results of the NRTEE +15 survey, and the recommendations of the Summit's break-out groups. These reports can be seen here.
CBN presents the first-ever Canadian Brownfields Summit as part of its 2018 Conference.
CBN and Actual Media, publishers of ReNew Canada magazine, made their first joint presentation of the Brownie Awards. The Awards, presented by the Canadian Urban Institute since 2001, are given to projects, programs and individuals that have moved the Canadian brownfields agenda forward. The Brownies, which celebrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the industry, were presented at the Awards Gala November 29, 2016.
CBN presented its inaugural HUB (Heroes Underpinning Brownfields) Awards. The Awards, given in three categories (Foundation, Pillar and Vision) recognize individual achievement in, and contribution to, brownfields in Canada. The 2016 winners were Janet Bobechko (Foundation), Michel Poirier and Alan McCammon (Pillar) and Stephanie Bohdanow (Vision). For information on the Awards, and to nominate someone, visit the HUB Awards page.
CBN Past-President and long-time member Bonnie Prior received the Brownfielder of the Year award at the 2013 CUI Conference "Still Making Great Places". Bonnie is Executive Director of the Ontario Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is very active with CBN's Government Relations Committee, particularly in arranging support for brownfield tax initiatives with allied associations.
CBN's own Dave Harper received the CUI Brownfielder of the Year award at the recent "Making Great Places". Dave, a managing partner with the Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund was profiled, along with some of the award-winning projects, by the Globe and Mail in an article posted to the CTV News website. In the article, Dave discusses the challenges and triumphs of brownfields development.