Programs


The safety and wellness of our members, instructors, employees, and course participants remains our top priority. In order to do everything possible to minimize risk associated with COVID-19 transmission, we are exploring alternative options to our regular in-class workshops and events.


MEIA is dedicated to supporting organizations in the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment sector to support business growth and prosperity, lead collaboration and strengthen partnerships. Part of this initiative is providing training and networking opportunities for these important sectors of Manitoba’s economy. Below are a few of the in-demand training and networking events that MEIA provides annually.

Emerging Issues Conference

MEIA’s annual Emerging Issues Conference is a full-day professional development session that brings together environmental managers and consultants, corporate leaders, legal professionals, sustainability experts, industry, academia, government, and other stakeholders. The conference covers provincial and national legislative and regulatory developments and introduces participants to new, emerging environmental issues. Learn about the latest developments in climate change, waste diversion, advances in water technology, sustainable energy and cleantech opportunities in Manitoba. This year’s Emerging Issues Conference is scheduled to take place in November 2020.

Climate Smart Workshops and Certification

MEIA provides financial support, on a first-come, first-served basis, for business to go Climate Smart and join a growing network of Manitoban Climate Smart certified organizations. Through small-group training sessions, expert one-on-one coaching, and customized reporting, businesses are set up to future-proof their operations.

For over a decade, Climate Smart has helped hundreds of businesses, across all sectors, to profitably reduce emissions and cut costs on energy, fuel and waste. The program focuses on the business case for carbon reductions — cost savings, reduced climate risk, improved operational efficiencies, employee engagement, and benchmarking data — adding up to increased competitive advantage.

MEIA Charity Golf Tournament

This annual event is open to everyone, no mater your golfing abilities! The tournament includes lunch, dinner, contests, Silent Auction and various contest prizes. 

MEIA’s charity golf tournament is in support of The Dream Factory, a Manitoba-based charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams for kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Waste Diversion Workshop

Prior to the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR) annual Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum, the MEIA hosts a discussion on waste diversion initiatives in the Province. The topics vary from year to year, with the central focus being diverting, repurposing waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Environmental Field Investigations:

Soil Sampling

The MEIA, in conjunction with the University of Manitoba, developed this one-day Soil Sampling workshop, providing hands-on field instruction in soil sampling and drill rig safety. Students gain practical experience in aspects of environmental soil, water, and air sampling. Students also get an overview of provincial and federal regulations as they pertain to environmental site assessments, followed by hands-on experience with laboratory analysis of parameters commonly considered in Manitoba.

Note: The University of Manitoba offers 1.5 credit hours for taking this full day course, as well as the Potable Water and Groundwater Sampling Workshop noted below.

Potable Water and Groundwater Sampling Workshop

This one-day workshop was developed by the MEIA in conjunction with the University of Manitoba.

The Potable Water and Groundwater Sampling workshop offers an introduction to typical impacts, sources and movement of impacts focusing on LNAPL and DNAPL considerations; regulatory review; groundwater well construction and installation considerations; groundwater well development purging and sampling protocols. The field portion of this workshop provides hands-on instruction on groundwater well development, purging and sampling.

Note: The University of Manitoba offers 1.5 credit hours for taking this full day course, as well as the Environmental Field Investigation session noted above.

Introduction to Environmental Law

This course provides an overview of Environmental Laws in Manitoba, including a brief history and purpose of environmental law with a specific focus on Environmental Assessment, the Environment Act, the Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act and the Contaminated Sites Remediation Act. All registrants receive an updated Primer on Manitoba Environmental Law.

Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

The 4-day HAZWOPER course focuses on what Hazardous Materials are, how they are classified, what we need to think about in order to approach them, and how to evaluate and simply understand their toxicological effects. Delivered by Bart Taylor, a senior HazMat Specialist, this HAZWOPER training covers the clearly defined methods and protocols used by HazMat Specialists internationally to ensure that personnel operate in the safest possible manner.

Emergency First Aid with CPR/Level C & AED

The MEIA, in partnership with Canadian Red Cross, offer First Aid training in Emergency First-Aid w/ CPR Level C (3-year Canadian Red Cross Certification in First-Aid w/ CPR Level C and AED). This course provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children and Infants. It includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as basic first-aid. The course is Manitoba Workplace Health & Safety approved. This course is available through MEIA for MEIA Members only.

Course dates available throughout the year.