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Towering to New Heights

The Canadian Association of Environmental Management is pleased to offer a leading edge and engaging conference and trade show that will feature many inspiring and informative guest speakers; including the *CSA Standards Committee to present Canada’s NEW CSA Standards:

‘Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities’.
The conference will also include a ‘Town Hall’ workshop Monday morning with an introductory presentation by Richard Dixon, CSA Chair, followed by an additional hour and a half workshop hosted by Keith Sopha, President and Chair of CAEM.

In addition to innovative presentations and content there are endless vendors and networking opportunities to explore and it’s all conveniently located in Toronto! There are only 300 delegate spaces available so register today, and join CAEM and its partners in revolutionizing the cleaning and disinfection industry and Towering To New Heights!


September 9th, 10th & 11th, 2018


Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

Hotel Accommodations: Code #C108AC


Reserve your accommodations by contacting the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre directly at 

1-866-932-7058 or book online

Featuring Canada's Proposed New CSA Standards for Cleaning &  Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities


Day 1 - Sunday September 9, 2018

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Early Registration, Exhibits, Meet and Greet Reception

Day 2 - Monday September 10, 2018

7:15 to 8:15 a.m.

8:15 to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Hot Buffet Breakfast and Exhibits

Welcome & Introductions – Keith Sopha, President CAEM

Canada’s Proposed New CSA Standard, Cleaning & Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities - Introduction to Town Hall Workshop – Richard Dixon CSA Chair Canada’s Proposed New CSA Standard, Cleaning & Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities - Introduction to Town Hall Workshop – Richard Dixon CSA Chair

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

CSA Cleaning Standards Town Hall Workshop –CSA Cleaning Standards Chair and Committee Members. Help establish the content of the upcoming (new) CSA cleaning and disinfection standards for Canada.

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Break for Networking and Exhibits

11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Auditing for Excellence within Alberta Health Services – Presenter: Renee Freake, Bcomm, Manager, Operational Excellence, Provincial Operation Support , Nutrition, Food, Linen & Environmental Services, Alberta Health Services

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibits

1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Enhancing Audit Activities through Visual Assessment – Presenter: Brad Evans General Manager Optisolve

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Nose Knows – Teresa Zuberg K9 Manager Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) – Meet Angus the C-Diff sniffing dog and learn how the K9 Unit is reducing hospital acquired infections at VCH

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Breaking The Chain Of Infection Through Proper Hand Cleaning And EnvironmentalSurface Disinfection – Elizabeth Denardo Gojo

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception – Exhibits

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Family Feud – Game Show Hosted by Bunzl

Day 3 - Tuesday September 11, 2018

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Hot Buffet Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Coaching leaders into action – TC Waisman - Adapt Coaching & Training, Dean Waisman - President of Westech and Keith Sopha - CleanLearning Great leadership can be uncovered within your housekeeping team. Learn coaching management skills to transform your housekeepers into the types of leaders who pass the message onwards to fellow employees about the importance of what they do and how to do it right.

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Break for Networking and Exhibits

11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

CSA cleaning standards; What you said – CSA Facilitators a summary of results based on stakeholder input

12:00 to 12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Evaluation Draw, Name Badge Draw, 50/50 Draw Prizes/Prizes/Prizes

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on the Run.  Your choice – Take it to go or enjoy it on site. Conference conculsion

If you require assistance call:

Sue Roberts at 519-843-2010 extension 3278 or email or

Keith Sopha at

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