Important Information for Members

The federal government seeks to protect Canadians and the environment from harmful chemicals, hazardous wastes, pesticides and pollutants through the “Chemical Management Plan” and the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Basel Conventions to which the government is a signatory party.

There is currently a lot of federal activity around the management of substances that include, but are not limited to, asbestos, hydrofluorocarbons, decaBDE, mercury and lead wheel weights. AIA members may be impacted by this activity and some members may be required to report information to the federal government by set deadlines.

If you have concerns or questions about anything related to activity around the management of substances, AIA encourages members to contact Erin Chreptyk, AIA’s Government Relations Coordinator at Erin can help you to navigate what is highly complex information and can connect you with the right people in government.

Information Sessions -  2017 Inventory Update

The 2017 Inventory Update, part of the federal Chemical Management Plan, requires the collection of information on approximately 1500 chemicals and polymers to inform activities in priority setting, risk assessment and risk management programs at Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, including prioritization for activities in 2020 and beyond. AIA members may be required to submit information as part of the 2017 Inventory Update.

Information sessions on the 2017 Inventory Update are being held in locations throughout Canada during February. The free sessions will provide attendees with an overview of the initiative, important differences ?from previous Inventory Updates (IU), clarification on the reporting requirements, as well as an orientation of the mandatory online reporting tool.

The Information Sessions for each city are as follows:

Feb. 13th 2017 – Halifax:
English session: 10am-12pm

Feb. 15th 2017 – Toronto:
(FULL – additional sessions may be considered based on demand)

Feb. 17th 2017 – Montreal:
French session: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Feb. 28, 2017 – Vancouver (Richmond):
English session: 10am-12pm

Space at sessions is limited and individuals must register to attend.  To reserve a spot, individuals are encouraged to contact the Substances Management Coordinator by telephone at 1-800-567-1999 (in Canada) or 819-938-3232 or by email If registering by email, “2017 IU Information Sessions” must be included in the subject line and the location of the session that the individual will attend must be specified. Once registration is confirmed, attendees will be advised of the venue where the information session will be held.