2021 ECO IMPACT awards &

Make the most of ECO Impact 2021: we invite you to take part in our first-ever virtual Impact event, beginning with the Learning Sessions and followed by the Awards celebration where we crown the next ECO Impact winners.


Kevin Nilsen


Event opening speech by Kevin Nilsen, President and CEO, ECO Canada.

People | Planet | Profit – Finding the Balance

This is the theme of ECO Impact 2020 because we believe that only by balancing the needs of these 3 groups can we achieve truly sustainable economic growth. Our opening panelists will talk about how they are finding the balance in their industry.

10 – 10:15 AM (MST)

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Topic 1: Growing Canada’s Blue Economy

Topic 2: Innovation in Canada’s Cleantech Sector  

Topic 3: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Topic 4: The Road to Recovery can be Green – Economic Recovery in Canada

Growing Canada’s Blue Economy  

Canada’s oceans have long influenced it s economy, environment, and society. This session will explore how technology and innovation can help cement Canada as a Global leader in the blue economy.

Innovation in Canada’s Cleantech Sector  

By 2022 the cleantech sector is estimated to be a $2.5 trillion industry. Canada has what it takes to capture a big slice of the global Cleantech opportunity. Meet some of the innovators driving the development of Canada’s cleantech sector .

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Climate change adaptation and mitigation is going to require action and innovation across all sectors and industries. This session will explore ways in which Canada’s environmental sector is meeting the challenges posed by climate change.

11:45 – 12:45 PM

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Topic 1: Future Proofing the Environmental Workforce

Topic 2: Digital Skills for Success – Workplace Preparedness

Topic 3: Canada’s Energy Transition – Where tradition meets innovation

Topic 4: Celebrating Success – Meet our ECO Impact Awards 2021 Finalists

Futureproofing the environmental workforce 

While other markets face long recoveries ahead, forecasts for environmental employment demand are positive with job openings anticipated to approach a quarter million by 2029. Investing in human capital is vital to the success of Canada’s green economy and our panelists will be looking at how we can meet the hiring demand over the next decade.

Digital Skills for Success – Workplace Preparedness 

In todays workplace digital skills are becoming increasingly important. New technology, process automations, innovative software and apps are becoming more common place, with many professional and employers struggling to keep up. Our panelists will discuss how to address the digital skills gap and explore how technology is changing the environmental sector. 

Canada’s Energy transition: Where tradition meets innovation 

An energy transition is underway in Canada and is likely to continue over the next few decades. This transition represents a real opportunity for Canadians. Meet some of the leaders who are helping to redefine Canada’s energy sector.

Celebrating Success: Meet our ECO Impact Awards 2021 finalists 

At ECO Canada we are passionate about celebrating the achievements of our wonderful members and employers. Join Elizabeth Getty, Senior Manager of Certification as she introduces you to our 2021 Impact awards finalists.  



2:15 – 2:30 PM (MST)

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2021 ECO Impact Awards and Keynote Speaker Alanna Mitchell

Join us as we announce the winners of our 2021 ECO Impact Awards. Categories include:
  • Environmental Professional in training (EPt)
  • Environmental Professional
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Top Employer
  • Community Impact Award