Established in 1991, ONEIA is the business association representing the interests of the environment industry in Ontario. Our network of thousands of contacts includes key people at environmental technology, product and service companies, law, investment and insurance firms, institutes, universities and governments.


Environment Industry Day (EID) 2017ONEIA's Environment Industry Day 2017

Environment Industry Day (EID) 2017 a success 

Å selection of ONEIA members spent December 12 at the Ontario Legislature, meeting with a range of ministers and MPPs to remind them of the importance of this province’s environment and cleantech sector to our economy, our environment and our society.  A day of meetings and briefings was followed by an evening reception featuring remarks by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Chris Ballard.  Thanks to our sponsors Terrapure Environmental, Waste Connections of Canada, Walker Environmental and to the members who joined us for our 17th annual day at Queen’s Park.  For a selection of photos from the day, please click here:

ONEIA has record week of submissions to government   

The volunteers on the Resource Recovery Working Group of ONEIA’s Advocacy Committee were working overtime over the past two weeks, as they submitted three formal policy recommendations to the Province.  They submitted a detailed letter in response to an Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) posting regarding a proposed Landfill Gas Protocol, then followed up with a response to a discussion document on Renewable Natural Gas released by OMAFRA and shared additional thoughts on the topic with MOECC. 

These three detailed submissions demonstrate again the power of ONEIA members, working through the Association’s committees, to provide government with thoughtful policy advice based on sound science, sound business principles and a sound environment.

The three responses can be read in their entirety here:

Proposed Landfill Gas (LFG) Offset Protocol 

Proposed Agrifood Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation Demonstration Program

Renewable Content Requirements for Natural Gas

Fifth annual Business & Policy Forum a success

ONEIA’s fifth annual business and policy forum drew rave reviews on May 30.  More than 150 environment and cleantech execs, investment and finance professionals gathered at the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Toronto to discuss trends and challenges facing our sector and to learn from policy and investment experts.  The day was capped with a gala dinner celebrating ONEIA’s 25th anniversary, featuring the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Glen Murray.

Please CLICK HERE  to view a summary of the event, pictures of the day and speaker presentations.

ONEIA's Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available


Environmental Commissioner offers annual address

Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe offered her annual address to ONEIA member companies who gathered at member firm Norton Rose Fulbright on March 28, 2017.  Approximately 60 representatives from a range of firms shared an afternoon roundtable discussion with the Commissioner on resource recovery issues, then stayed for a reception and a more comprehensive presentation.  Read more...

ONEIA responds to provincial renewable fuel standard

March 12, 2017 A committee of ONEIA members has crafted the Association’s response to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) discussion paper on developing a modern renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline To read ONEIA’s response, click here.

ONEIA committee responds to Waste Free Ontario Act EBR posting

Oneia’s Resource Recovery Committee, under co-chairs Randy Cluff and Brandon Moffat, coordinated the response of member companies to the recent posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) with respect to the "Proposed Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy.”  Read more... Environment Industry Day (EID) 2016

Good Jobs. Local Jobs. Environmental Jobs.

Ontario’s cleantech sector came to Queen’s Park on October 25, as teams of representatives from the member companies of the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) spent the day meeting with members of the Ontario Legislature, senior staff and other provincial decision. Read more and view some pictures of the day...

ONEIA Newsletter Spring 2016 issue.

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Industry experts and government officials discuss opportunities, investment and policies at 2016 ONEIA Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum

ONEIA’s 2016 Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forumheld on May 17, attracted more than 160 members, guests, industry experts and government officials to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto. The timing could not have been better for our theme “High Stakes, Low Carbon: The Business of Climate Change in Ontario. 

Just two days before the Legislature was set to pass the province’s new climate change legislation into law, the Deputy Minister ...Read more...

ONEIA appears before Legislative committee hearings on  cap-and-trade and waste legislation

ONEIA submits response to proposed excess soil management policy framework

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), through the EBR consultation process, released a Proposed Excess Soil Management Policy Framework on January 26, 2016 (Framework). The Framework is a follow-up to January 2014 Management of Excess Soil A Guide for Best Management Practices (the BMP).

The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) applauds and supports the MOECC for the initiative to establish rules and regulations that provide better governance and management of excess soils generated in Ontario. Read more...

ONEIA welcomes new Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe

On Tuesday February 23, ONEIA welcomed new Environmental Commissioner, Dianne Saxe, to a reception and discussion hosted by ONEIA member Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.

At her first annual address to ONEIA, the Commissioner said read more...

More than 100 attend ONEIA’s 2nd annual soil management event

More than 100 representatives of a range of environment and cleantech firms attended ONEIA’s “Managing Excess Soils” event on November 26, 2015.  The event began with an opening briefing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on its progress to date in the area. Read more...

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