ECO Canada’s mission
For 30 years, ECO Canada, Environmental Careers Organization of Canada, has been the steward of the Canadian environmental workforce. From job creation and wage funding to training and labour market research – we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. We aim to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth within the industry.
We work alongside government, policymakers, academia, students, employers, professionals, industry, and international audiences to ensure we support Canada as a global leader in innovative workforce solutions and job creation.
What is our ECO IMPACT event?
Click the video to take a peek at ECO IMPACT 2023.
ECO IMPACT is our annual flagship event, located in Calgary, AB. Each year, we invite our members to join us as we celebrate the expertise, leadership, and contributions of our certified Environmental Professionals EPt, EP®, EP® Auditor (EMSLA and CEA) and EP® Employers.
Along with the award presentation, we also host an incredible group of Canadian speakers who keynote, lead panels, and teach in our learning sessions around this year’s theme: “Retrofitting the workforce: Empowering Environmental Innovation”.
We first started hosting ECO IMPACT in 2017. In its first iteration, we hosted the event at lunchtime, and it was purely an awards ceremony. In 2018 we moved the event to an evening Gala dinner and awards ceremony. For our third year, we expanded the scope to include a day of learning before the awards ceremony. The years 2021 and 2022 the event was hosted virtually, and 2023 we had our biggest and best event yet! We have some exciting plans for 2024 so you don’t want to miss it.
What to Expect at ECO IMPACT 2024?
Whether you’re interested in learning about the latest technologies happening in the environmental sector or looking to expand your professional network, ECO IMPACT 2024 offers an excellent platform to achieve even more. Here’s what you can expect with your ECO IMPACT ticket:
- Professional Development Sessions: 18 sessions that will cover a wide range of topics, from sustainability in business to cutting-edge environmental technologies. These sessions are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the environmental sector.
- Interactive Workshops: 3 workshops that offer hands-on experiences and practical insights into environmental practices. These workshops are an opportunity to get up close and personal with the latest tools and techniques.
- Awards Gala & Ceremony: An evening dedicated to celebrating the achievements of individuals and organizations making a significant impact in the environmental field. It’s an inspiring and uplifting event that reminds us of the positive change we can create. Put on your best outfit and join us for a night of celebration!
- Continuous Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals, thought leaders, and like-minded individuals throughout the event. Networking is a key component of ECO IMPACT, fostering collaborations that drive environmental progress.
- Complimentary Meals: Enjoy delicious meals with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner included in your ticket. Share a meal with peers, engage in informal discussions, and build lasting relationships.
- And so much more! ECO IMPACT 2024 promises a diverse range of sessions, expert speakers, and exciting surprises that will make this event memorable.
Who should attend?
This conference welcomes professionals, researchers, educators, students, government representatives, industry leaders, and environmental advocates who are passionate about shaping the future of Canada’s environmental workforce. It provides a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration among diverse stakeholders. You do not have to be a member of the Environmental Professional (EP®) community to attend – everyone is welcome!
Want to attend ECO IMPACT but not sure how to convince your manager?
We are all aware that conferences serve as a valuable means of acquiring fresh skills, strategies, and establishing new professional relationships. However, for most of us, securing the green light from our supervisors is necessary. Persuading your manager to approve your conference attendance is about effectively conveying how the event will enhance your job performance, further your organization’s goals, and address specific challenges. Given the significant expenses associated with attending conferences, your manager will naturally expect you to present a compelling rationale. Use this blog to present your case!
Take advantage of our Early Bird Registration until Dec 1st!
To make ECO IMPACT 2024 accessible to as many passionate environmental professionals as possible, we are offering an Early Bird Registration. Register before December 1st, 2023, and save $100 on your ECO IMPACT Tickets. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be part of an event that promises to be insightful, engaging, and transformative. Click here to register today!
We look forward to seeing you there!