The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN), based in Toronto, Ont., welcomed Meggen Janes as its new executive director on September 15. With her extensive experience and unwavering dedication, Janes embodies CBN’s commitment to a “Brownfield First” approach.

The CBN Board of Directors also expressed deep gratitude to Tammy Lomas-Jylha for her commitment and dedication during her time as executive director. As a lifelong brownfields advocate, Lomas-Jylha spearheaded national initiatives, fostered vital industry connections and elevated CBN’s presence globally.

“Having worked alongside Meggen for years, I can attest to her wealth of experience,” says Krista Barfoot, president of the CBN and Infrastructure Sector Leader at SLR Consulting. “With her, we have a strong champion to promote a ‘Brownfields First’ approach, ensuring our members’ voices are heard.”

As Keynote Speaker, Meggen Janes Presented on Port Lands Redevelopment on  Toronto Waterfront at the 2021 Excess Soils Symposium Virtual Event

Meggen Janes, new executive director of the Canadian Brownfields Network.

Janes has worked in the Canadian brownfields sector for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Geosyntec in 2021, she was the Director of Soil and Groundwater Management and Brownfield Approvals at Waterfront Toronto. She spent six years on the Board of Directors of CBN prior to being named executive director. She served the Board in a number of roles, including the past four years as the co-chair of the conference committee.

“I’m enthusiastic for this new challenge, which allows me to continue engagement with my friends and colleagues in the Canadian Brownfields Network,” said Janes. “Tammy has created a strong foundation for this organization, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to further CBN’s expansion, enhance the membership value, and introduce new programming to reach both our long-standing and new members across the entire breadth of our country.”

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Janes will be moderating a panel at Environment Journal’s Excess Soils Symposium on September 21st:

Featured image credit: The Canadian Brownfields Network is a co-organizer of the annual Brownie Awards. The York Recreation Centre was a Brownie Award winner in 2022:


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