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
November 14, 2018

The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual Environment Industry Day (EID) - held this year on Wednesday, November 14, 2018!

With a new government at Queen's Park and a host of new MPPs from all sides of the political spectrum, this is an important time for Ontario's environment companies to engage with our legislative representatives.  This year's theme is "Environment and Entrepreneurship: Driving Ontario businesses of tomorrow."  

We know that Ontario is Canada’s environmental business powerhouse.  According to a provincial study, "Ontario’s cleantech sector consists of over 5,000 companies, employs approximately 130,000 individuals, and generates about $19.8 billion in annual revenues."  In a world eager to purchase our expertise and products and invest in our companies, it’s time for Ontario to take its environmental business advantage to the next level with smart, fact-based policies that let these environmental entrepreneurs do what they do best:  solve problems, serve clients, and create jobs.


EVENT:  Environment Industry Day
DATE:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
TIME: Registration and networking starting at 1 PMafternoon speakers and a roundtable to discuss "what should our priorities be with the new government", followed by evening reception
LOCATION:  Queen's Park Legislative Building, Toronto

Register early and SAVE!  Early bird pricing for ONEIA members just $249 - not-yet ONEIA members early bird pricing $295.


Please update your records to our new address:

192 Spadina Avenue
Suite 306
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C2

Please note that our phone number and all other contact information remains the same.


It was a picture perfect day starting with our morning panel discussing pressing environmental issues followed by a low stress day of golfing and networking. 

To view photos and winners click here.

And be sure to mark July 19th on your calendars for next year, so you don't miss this popular event! 


ONEIA's Election event took place on the evening June 7th where we were joined by environmental businesspeople and activists from across the GTA.  

Featured below is our panel of policy watchers who provided their perspectives of all major parties. 

From right to left, with ONEIA Executive Director, Alex Gill moderating: 
  • Scott Bowman, entrepreneur, past Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Northern Development and former Liberal candidate
  • Chris Hilkene, Interim CEO of Pollution Probe and President, Clean Water Foundation
  • Colin Isaacs, owner of CIAL Group and former Ontario NDP MPP




ONEIA Business and Policy Forum a big success!!

The annual Ontario Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum was held on Tuesday, April 10th and we've been receiving great feedback about the success of the event.

To view photos click here

ONEIA's Approvals and Accountability (pilot) event that took place on March 8th was a big success and we look forward to hosting future events like this. 

The Approvals Academy was followed by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner's Annual Address which is always engaging and both events provided our members a perfect opportunity to network.

Another Curling Bonspiel 2018 success took place in Guelph on March 27th.

Jointly hosted by Ontario’s Environmental Industry Association and BIOREM, this premiere networking event was tailored to the environmental professionals where we spent the afternoon with Ontario’s leading minds and business leaders who are driving innovation in the environment and cleantech fields. 

On the curling front, Maxxam Labs took home 1st prize with the AGAT Labs team not far behind in 2nd place. 

Thanks to all the curlers.

2018 Brampton bonspiel a success!

ONEIA’s sixth annual “Break the Ice on the Ice” drew a great crowd for an afternoon of fun and networking at the Brampton Curling Club.  More than 35 novice and experienced curlers from a range of companies spent the afternoon on the ice.  Ground Force Environmental Inc. came away with the top prize as best performing team, with team AGAT as a close second.   HGC, for their part, were honoured for being the most “honest” team.

To see the winning team pics go to 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


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.

Click here...

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...

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...

Upcoming events

23 Oct 2018 • Design Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
14 Nov 2018 • Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre 50 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON N1G 0A9


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