What is Next?: Webinar III

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Facilitators: Sandy Nairn and Anneliese Grieve

This webinar will address:

  • Project List and standardized work plan
  • Timeline amendments in EAA
  • Streamlined Class EAs and sectoral EAs


Paul Norris

Paul Norris is the President Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA). Under Paul’s leadership the OWA has grown to include over one hundred and fifty (150) members with a shared commitment to the advancement of environmentally sustainable economic development and resource management. Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Ryerson’s Public Administration Program. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and the Certified Association Executive designation.

Ken Dion

Ken Dion received his MSC in physical geography from McGill University, in 1997.  He started in Watershed Restoration, before moving to Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), in 2001. At TRCA, Ken led a number of environmental assessments for large, enabling, city-building projects, such as the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection, Lakeview Waterfront Connection, Downtown Brampton Flood Protection, and Lower Don River West Remedial Flood Protection. In 2018, Ken became Project Director for Port Lands Integration at Waterfront Toronto and continues to provide EA compliance and management expertise, and a project integration role with other large public sector infrastructure and private development projects surrounding the Toronto Port Lands.

Katherine Kung, MCIP, RPP

Katherine Kung, MCIP, RPP, is an Environmental Planner at WSP with over seven years of experience in the private sector. She has extensive experience in delivering public sector transportation projects and has led and supported numerous multi-disciplinary class environmental assessment projects across Ontario for the Ministry of Transportation and municipalities.

Ian Dobrindt, MCIP, RPP

Ian Dobrindt, MCIP, RPP, is a senior environmental planner with GHD having over 30 years of experience leading Environmental Assessment (EA) and post EA permitting and approval processes for public and private sector clients in Ontario. Over the span of his career, Ian has led 10+ Individual EAs and 175+ Class EAs, making him extremely familiar with the EA Act and parent Class EA processes for a variety of projects including municipal infrastructure, utilities, realty activities, public transit, provincial highways, and waste management facilities. His experience includes integrated EAs with the Federal Impact Assessment Act and the Provincial Planning Act.

Our Thanks to all the Panelists, Facilitators, and the Production Team

In recognition of our presenters and their contributions to the 2020 Webinar Series, OAIA has made a donation to the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment is a Canadian-based non-profit organization dedicated to environmental issues and their relationships to human health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPE have developed a report focused on economic recovery and provided a series of webinars around human health and environmental stewardship.

2020 Webinar Series

This year’s Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) conference is being replaced with a series of webinars on Modernizing Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Legislation – The Past, Present and Future. The webinar series is in response to Ontario’s recent proposals to modernize its Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The series will examine Ontario’s assessment laws and policies through time, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future. Expert panelists will focus on EAA, specifically, history and trends, what is enacted, what is missing and needed, and what is next.

Webinars will occur from noon to 2 pm on November 5, 12, and 19, 2020

If you have any suggestions for next year’s conference theme, please contact us.

We look forward to welcoming your participation in this year’s OAIA webinar series.