MNL Webinars
Educational Presentations and Product Demonstrations

Upcoming Webinars:

WERAC: Wilderness and Ecological Reserve Advisory Council

Date: September 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (NST)

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About: Have you heard of the Wilderness and Ecological Reserve Advisory Council (WERAC)? Did you know they’ve recently released a draft Protected Areas Plan for the Island of Newfoundland that proposes 32 new protected areas?

A Home for Nature is the result of over 25 years of science advice, conservation planning, reserve site selection and assessment, resource industry assessments, discussions and negotiations. Phase one of consultations on this plan are open until October 1, 2020. At this time, WERAC is gathering initial feedback from the public about the Plan and about activities that are important to people within each of the proposed areas.


Municipal Budgeting in the wake of COVID-19

Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (NST)
Fee: $25.00

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  • Brian Hudson, CAO Pasadena,
  • Cynthia Davis, CAO Carbonear,
  • Dale Park, Director of Finance and Administration City of Corner Brook.

About: In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn from professionals in the field on how COVID-19 will impact your 2021 municipal budget. We’ll discuss everything from additional expenses, reduced revenue and your social responsibility to the residents of your community.


WSER: The Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations and Proposed Amendments

Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (NST)

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Karissa Aubie
Wastewater Operations @Environment and Climate Change Canada
Karissa Aubie, is head of the Wastewater Operations team at Environment and Climate Change Canada. In twelve years at Environment and Climate Change Canada, Karissa has worked on projects related to mercury in solid waste and reducing the environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration and production in Canada. She has a B. ScH from Acadia University and an M. Sc in Environmental Science from Memorial University.

Corinne Proux, ing., P.Eng, M. Sc.
Program Engineer @Environment and Climate Change Canada
Corinne Proux, ing., P.Eng, M. Sc., is a chemical engineer with almost 15 years of experience in industrial and domestic wastewater treatment. Corinne works as a program engineer for the Wastewater Operations Unit of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Before joining the federal government four years ago, Corinne has worked as an environmental consultant and a technical support for a wastewater manufacturing company.


Environment and Climate Change Canada is proposing to amend the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations to allow eligible communities to receive a transitional authorization and to expand the temporary bypass authorizations to include planned releases from sewer systems.

Senior policy staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will provide an overview of key elements of the regulations and discuss proposed amendments related to transitional authorizations and temporary bypass authorizations. There will also be updates on a proposal to develop a regulatory framework for wastewater systems in the North. This Northern Regulatory Framework would include wastewater systems north of the 54th parallel in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and the northern territories.

Past Webinars:


The Importance of Broadband and Cellular for Rural Communities and How Community-Owned Broadband Networks Can Bridge the Gap. This webinar by Rock Networks will focus on the rural broadband and cellular connectivity gap and why it has been a challenge to deliver; why rural communities need affordable and abundant bandwidth to thrive; and, how Community-Owned Broadband Networks offer a solution to bridge these gaps.


Managing Mental Wellness and COVID-19. Do you want to engage in workplace mental health strategies but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering how those in your community are managing during this uncertain time of COVID-19? Would you like to offer more to your municipality in the way of mental wellness resources? Discover the need to Burn Bright and not Burn Out!


TELUS Business Solutions for Municipalities Dealing with COVID-19. Telus provides an overview of the multitude of solutions available for municipalities operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Remote Meetings (Webex), Business Connect, and Cloud Services.


HeritageNL: Utilizing Heritage Resources as Part of Post-COVID Community Renewal Strategies in NL. HeritageNL Executive Director Jerry Dick explored opportunities for communities to employ heritage projects as part of their strategies for getting people back to work, reviving local economies and considering new economic futures in the post-COVID-19 environment.


Placemaking, Economic Development, and COVID-19. Dr. Katherine Loflin talks about keeping your community together while apart and leveraging the new normal post-pandemic.


5 Best Practices for Managing Risk. The Cal LeGrow hosted a webinar on 5 of the most common risk challenges towns and cities are facing right now as each community finds its way through an unprecedented Crisis.


Purchasing Opportunities for COVID-19. MNL’s Director of Programs, Bradley Power, was joined by MNL Advantage Customer Relations Manager, Tim Elms, to discuss purchasing opportunities for municipalities dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Stewart McKelvey – Municipal Law Tips, Tricks and Traps Related to COVID-19. Partner Joe Thorne and Associate Sarah Byrne hosted a webinar for municipalities on general legal issues, including contracts, force majeure, inspections, municipal powers and enforcement.


Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) – Recreation and Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Representatives from Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador hosted a webinar for municipalities and others highlighting tips, ideas and suggestions for helping people while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Stewart McKelvey – Labour and Employment Law for Municipalities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stewart McKelvey Partner Ian Wallace and Associate Giles Ayres hosted a webinar for municipalities highlighting labour and employment law during the COVID-19 pandemic.


eSCRIBE- Working Remotely and Conducting Remote Meetings with Digital Meeting Software.  With the sudden shift of our workforce into remote working situations, many public sector organizations have been left in the dark on how they can continue to facilitate remote meetings. eSCRIBE hosted a webinar to make MNL’s members aware of how they can leverage tools within their software to ease the burden on staff and make working remotely easy. With expedited onboarding and best practice agenda templates, they can have your organization up and running in weeks, not months.


SafetyNL – Business Continuity Tips for Municipalities Responding to COVID-19.  Len LeRiche, CEO of SafetyNL, and Trent Abbott, Resilience Specialist with Trent Abbott and Associates Inc., hosted a webinar on business continuity planning and advice for municipalities responding to COVID-19.


Vigilant Management – Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Construction Project.  Representatives from Vigilant Management hosted a webinar about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on construction project and educated organizations about how they can mitigate the risks.