Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies Update

Thanks to all stewards who participated in the recent webinars and submitted questions/feedback on proposed changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies.

The Questions and Answers from the webinars have been posted to the CSSA website and responses to submitted questions are being prepared. All documents, along with webinar presentations and recordings, are available here.

Next Steps

Each of the program Boards will now consider the feedback received during the consultation and will make decisions with respect to the final content of the Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies. Any changes the Boards approve will be effective January 1, 2018.

In Ontario, the Stewardship Ontario Board and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) Board must both approve proposed changes to the program Rules.

Once any changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies take effect, additional guidance will be provided to stewards in the new year to ensure stewards understand the changes and how they affect annual reporting.

Stewards are reminded that the 2018 fee rates have been set and are not affected by any changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies.