The CBN 2019 Conference mini-site is now available, including an overview of the schedule, sponsorship opportunities, registration and hotel information. The CBN's 2019 conference will be held Wednesday, June 12, and offers a full slate of new interactive sessions plus returning favourites - Emerging Technology, Cross-Country Check-Up and Legal Update - and more. Be sure to mark the date (or, better yet, register NOW!) so you don't miss this important event - Canada's only conference dedicated solely to brownfields! See the latest information here or go here to register.
2019 Brownie Nominations Now Open
We're pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2019 Brownie Awards are now open. The Brownies recognize excellence in brownfield remediation and reuse in six categories, along with the Brownfielder of the Year, presented to someone who is notable for championing brownfields. For more information on the categories, please see here, and to review our frequently asked questions, see here. You can find the nomination forms on both pages.
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 brownfield property reuse be the preferred solution by developers.
To be recognized as the go to source for brownfield redevelopment.
Provide research, engagement, and clarity on issues related to brownfields.
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.