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CCSPA members will reconnect with members of the American Cleaning Institute in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake – the perfect venue for delegates to gather to work on global issues – and celebrate CCSPA’s 55th Anniversary! The Fall Conference will convene speakers and industry experts from both sides of the border to discuss key issues facing our industry under the theme of “Working Together Towards an Integrated North American Marketplace” and provide the opportunity to:

  • have a face-to-face dialogue/network with speakers and their industry colleagues at the conference and committee meetings and make new government and business contacts
  • gain valuable insights on the current status of the world leading substance programs under CEPA and TSCA and learn what the future holds for industry
  • find out more about guidance on GHS in the US, Health Canada’s consultation document, and next steps to harmonize GHS implementation in North America
  • learn how Environment Canada uses environmental models to conduct environmental risk assessments and industry’s insight on the iSTREEM environmental model and recent data enhancements
  • learn best practices to help future-proof your social media strategy

Maximize your conference travel dollars and plan your trip so you can attend all conference business sessions, the CCSPA Committee meetings and the joint ACI/CCSPA Committee meetings in person. Network with the conference speakers, government officials, and your industry colleagues.

Please take a moment to review the information in the following pages. Your attendance will be a excellent investment of your time and money.


Program Highlights
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Under the umbrella of the Regulatory Cooperation Council, aggressive work has been undertaken to make the GHS initiative a success story! Find out where industry is with US implementation and guidance, the Health Canada consultation document, and next steps to harmonize GHS implementation in North America.


  • Maureen Ruskin, Director of Chemical Hazards – Metals, U.S. Department of Labour
  • Jason Wood, Director, Policy and Program Development, Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate, Health Canada
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Don’t miss this special session on Environment Canada’s use of environmental models such as MEGAflush and environmental monitoring. Learn and understand how both are used for conducting environmental risk assessment from the use of consumer products. Industry experts will provide insight on the iSTREEM environmental

model and recent data enhancements.


  • Dr. Don Gutzman, Manager, Priority Assessments Section, Ecological Assessment Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada
  • Dr. Paul DeLeo, Senior Director, Environmental Safety, ACI
[/section] [section name=”CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT UNDER CEPA AND TSCA – September 26″]

Learn more about the world-leading substance programs operating in Canada and the United States under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Senior regulators from both countries will discuss the current status of these programs and what the future holds for industry.


  • Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency
  • A.J. Preece, Director General, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada
  • Dr. Don Wilke, Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble, Inc.
[/section] [section name=”BEST PRACTICES TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY – September 26″]

Learn best practices from a social media expert, a manufacturer and an association

leader that can help future-proof your social media strategy


  • Kathy Baird, Senior Vice President & Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, and Adjunct Professor, Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Georgetown University
  • Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President, Meetings and Education, American Cleaning Institute
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Special Event:

WINERY TOUR, RECEPTION & DINNER – Wednesday, September 25

Join colleagues and friends for a wonderful evening of good food and good wine. Travel from the Pillar and Post Inn on a San Francisco trolley to Stratus Winery, a premier winery in the region situated on 62 acres near Lake Ontario. Enjoy a private reception and tour of the winery, followed by a 3-course dinner, paired with matching Stratus wines, served in the winery’s cellars. Recently, 2 Stratus wines received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Wines for Excellence. Stratus Winery is recognized as an environmentally conscious agriculture site, as well as the first building in Canada and winery in the world to achieve LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).


Who Should Attend

All companies who are affected by any/all of the following:

  • CEPA – Chemicals Management Program
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (US)
  • Environmental Assessments for Consumer Products
  • Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling (GHS)
  • Social Media

Committee members and business leaders of CCSPA member companies including:

  • Regulatory, technical, government affairs and legal professionals
  • Communications, public relations, and consumer affairs professionals




Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Pillar and Post Inn. Our group rate is $249.00 CAD (single/double occupancy-traditional, deluxe or premium room-available on a first come, first served basis). The deadline for reservations is August 25, 2013. Register early to ensure you get our $249.00 rate and YOUR choice of guestroom. This rate is subject to applicable city, country or federal taxes/fees that apply at the time of room occupancy and a daily resort fee of $12.00.

Check-in time is 3 p.m./check-out time is 11 a.m.

To make your reservation, call 1-888-669-5566 (toll-free) or 905-468-2123 (direct), by email at, or online and reference:


Extending Your Stay at The Pillar and Post Inn?

Our group rate ($249.00 CAD) is available for September 22-23 (Sunday, Monday) and September 27 (Friday); for Saturday, September 28, the rate is $279.00 CAD. However, the hotel’s online reservation system will only accept reservations at “our” rate for the nights of September 24, 25, and 26 (our room block); so you should call the hotel ASAP to make your reservation if you want to extend your stay and book a room for Sept. 22, 23, 27 or 28.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled 15 days prior to arrival date. Individuals cancelling within 14 days of arrival will be charged for 1 night’s accommodation as a cancellation fee.

Other hotel information:

Hotel Parking: Free and ample parking is available at the hotel for all hotel guests via the hotel’s self-parking lot. Please note there is no parking attendant at the self-parking lot.

Hotel Shuttle: The hotel provides shuttle service to and from the Niagara-on-the Lake town center, which is available upon request via the hotel front desk/concierge on a first come, first serve basis.

Internet Service: Complimentary wireless internet access is provided throughout the hotel including meeting rooms, the hotel lobby, and guest rooms.

The hotel is located approximately 6 city blocks from the center of downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, about a 10-15 minute walk.

Dress Code

All events: Business Casual

For further information, please contact Nancy Hitchins by email or by phone at 613-232-6616, ext. 12.