The Excess Soils Symposium 2021 provides an interactive platform for a virtual update on the business of excess soils and new regulations impacting construction and cleanup projects. This comprehensive conversation provides a multi-stakeholder approach on covering new developments, including perspectives on land use planning, building issues, environmental impacts, and disposal costs related to new regulations.

This year, for the first time ever, this fifth annual symposium will cross provincial borders and provide a national perspective on excess soil regulations. With this expert overview, attendees from across Canada will enter the new year well informed and ready to optimize project management while staying in compliance.

Keynote Address:
Excess Soils at the Port Lands Redevelopment 
Overcoming challenges and managing corporate liability

Presented by: Meggen Janes, principal at Geosyntec Consultants

Panel Discussions:

  • How New Regulations Impact the Industry
  • Updates from the Chairs of the Excess Soils Working Groups
  • Current Trends in the Business of Excess Soils
  • Innovations Driving Best Practices in Excess Soils Management

Industry Experts:

Krista Barfoot Kinsie, principal technologist at Stantec and member, the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Excess Soil Symposium Advisory Committee



Janet Bobechko (She/Her), senior advisor at WeirFoulds LLP  and the Provincial Excess Soil Engagement Group, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks



Kate Branch, partner at Core6 Environmental and representative of British Columbia Environment Industry Association




Darren Cherniak, president of North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.





Warren Croft, principal at GHD



Kevin Goldberg, president of SoilFLO Inc.



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John Hibbard, director of environmental solutions projects at SECURE ENERGY



David Hodgson, project engineer at Malroz Engineering Inc.





Emma Kirwin, co-founder and CEO of




Denise Lacchin, senior environmental engineer at Golder and member of the RPRA QP Excess Soils Committee






Ryan Moniz, director of business development for GFL Environmental Inc.




Nicolas Sbarrato, project lead, engineer and EQA expert for WSP in Canada






Nadia Todorova, executive director of RCCAO




Bruce Tunnicliffe, owner of Vertex Environmental Inc.





D. Grant Walsom, P.Eng., partner at XCG Consulting Limited and representative of Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)




Freesia Waxman, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., environmental engineer and excess soil champion at WSP in Canada




Register here by 11 a.m. EST on December 7th:





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