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News & Events 2017-02-07T01:33:56+00:00

OPCEA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, Ontario from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. A meet and greet open bar will be held prior to the meeting at 3:30 PM. Full details here (PDF)

This year we will be having a guest speaker Tony Petrucci of Water For People.

The Executive strongly urges you to make every effort to attend this event. This meeting also provides a forum for the executive to update the members on their activities and for the members to make suggestions to the new board.

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OPCEA Photo Contest

Your wastewater treatment plant photo could be featured on the cover of the 2018 OPCEA Membership Guide!

CONTEST CLOSES: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association (OPCEA) will once again be running a wastewater treatment plant photograph contest for next year’s directory cover.  The photo contest is designated exclusively to wastewater treatment plants located in Ontario.  The winner of contest will have their name, company, wastewater treatment plant name and location listed on the inside cover of the 2018 Membership Guide.  Contest photos can be sent to OPCEA: opcea@opcea.com

Congratulations to Scott Hall for submitting the 2017 winning photo of Ottawa’s R.O. Pickard Environmental Centre.

Photo Details:  Each photograph submission must be a portrait layout in order to suit the membership guide cover.  Resolution should be 300 dpi at 10 cm wide.

Welcome to the 47th Annual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition!

By Brian Mckerral
SEW-Eurodrive Company of Canada Ltd.
OPCEA Conference Committee

On behalf of the Water Environment Association of Ontario and the Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association, I am pleased to welcome you to the 47TH Annual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition April 15 – 17, 2018.  This year’s conference is being held at the newly renovated London Convention Centre.  The Double Tree by Hilton, London is this year’s Conference Hotel, offering special pricing to WEAO attendees.  The conference will begin on Sunday April 15TH with the ice breaker reception from 7:00pm to 10:00pm which is an excellent opportunity to network within the industry.

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2018 OPCEA Golf Tournament

Cardinal Golf Club, Kettleby, ON
June 6, 2018

Mark your 2018 golf calendar!

OPCEA’s 2018 golf tournament will be held at the Cardinal Golf Club, located near highways 400 and 9, on Wednesday June 6, 2018. The club features a driving range/putting green practice facility with a complimentary small bucket of balls for golfers to warm-up.

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OPCEA to celebrate 30 years of membership directories

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First published for distribution at the 1988 WEAO/OPCEA conference and tradeshow, OPCEA’s Membership Guide was the idea of Larry Madden of C&M Environmental and current WEAO Treasurer. The first edition profiled OPCEA’s 60+ members and was a mere 24 largely black and white pages in size.

Since that time, the association has grown to over 170 members and the directory has followed suit.  The current edition is 84 full colour pages in size, and is “book bound” for added prestige and durability.

2018 will mark the 30th edition of the OPCEA Membership Guide.

It provides the name, contact information, and equipment, products and services provided for each member company. This directory enables you to source vendors from among OPCEA members, by searching the manufacturer’s name or product trade names or trademark.  Copies are distributed to thousands of key environmental professionals across Ontario and at the annual WEAO/OPCEA conference and tradeshow. It is a most useful guide available for sourcing pollution control equipment and services for both municipal and industrial applications.

Available here: OPCEA 2017 Membership Guide

Anatomy of a Tax Fight

By Dan Kelly

You can’t blame business owners for feeling like they’re being bombarded by government.

Increased EI premiums, new environmental levies, minimum wage hikes: announcements about new taxes and regulations became a common occurrence in 2017. But perhaps the most significant tax announcement of the year — maybe the most significant in decades — came in the dead of summer, when Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced a series of proposals that would dramatically change the way small businesses in Canada are taxed.

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OPCEA Executive Director Kelly Madden passes away suddenly

Dear OPCEA member

It is with great sadness that we must advise you of the sudden passing of Kelly Madden, our long-time executive administrator

A tireless advocate of OPCEA, and its members  Kelly was held in high regard by the Board of directors.

Many of you knew her personally from OPCEA AGMs,  at the tradeshow registration desk etc. Some simply through voice and e-mails, which she took pride in answering promptly.

A resident of Barrie, Kelly passed away with her family at her side at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the age of 55

Born in Montreal, Kelly was the daughter of Elinor Brinkworth (nee Bradley) and the late Thomas Arthur Brinkworth.

Loving mother of Tyler Madden, Olivia Jones (Korey) and Jocelyn Madden.

Proud Nana of Benson Jones.

Dear sister to Leslie McKinlay (Arch) and Kathy Sowsun (Steve).

Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Donations made in memory of Kelly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.   http://www.adamsfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/?id=29238

Yours sincerely
The Board of Directors
Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association

Money-saving Member Benefit Services and products offered through JVK Life & Wealth Advisory Group

Money-saving Member Benefit Services and products offered through JVK Life & Wealth Advisory Group
OPCEA is pleased to introduce money-saving Member Benefit services and products offered through JVK Life & Wealth Advisory Group. We encourage all Members to take advantage of JVK’s wide range of financial services and solutions to help grow your business and save you time, tax and money.

More details (PDF)
Health and Dental Plan – Premium Deductions (PDF)

Revisions to the OECD Common Approaches and the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Renewable Energies and Water Projects

Revisions to the OECD Common Approaches and the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Renewable Energies and Water Projects (it also includes the French version)
Read details here (PDF)

Young Professionals

A great opportunity exists for A great opportunity exists for Young Professionals in our industry to get involved, learn and network. Our associate organization WEAO (Water Environment Association of Ontario) has an excellent program for helping new professionals get involved.

This Committee represents WEAO members with 10 or fewer years, or under the age of 35, in the wastewater industry. Its primary goal is to recruit, develop programs for, and encourage the participation of Young Professionals in the activities of the Association.

Visit the WEAO YP webpage for contact information. in our industry to get involved, learn and network. Our associate organization WEAO (Water Environment Association of Ontario) has an excellent program for helping new professionals get involved.

This Committee represents WEAO members with 10 or fewer years, or under the age of 35, in the wastewater industry. Its primary goal is to recruit, develop programs for, and encourage the participation of Young Professionals in the activities of the Association.

Visit the WEAO YP webpage for contact information.