Information Sessions

We take great pride in working closely with our stewards to develop new recycling solutions for residents, and to push the boundaries to find smart ways to divert more waste. We will hold steward meetings to share information and listen to what our stewards have to say.

Upcoming CSSA Information Sessions

There are no scheduled upcoming events.

Past CSSA Information Sessions

Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation Meeting - April 21, 2016


A consultation meeting regarding the new proposed fee methodology for packaging and printed paper (PPP) stewardship programs was held on April 21, 2016.

Over the past year, a dedicated group of stewards, known as the Steward Consultation Committee (SCC), have developed a proposed new fee methodology for packaging and printed paper that takes a principle-based approach, is easy to understand, fair, and able to stand the test of time. The proposed fee methodology has been developed by stewards for stewards in order to respond to concerns that the existing methodology is too complex, difficult to understand and may be unfair to certain material categories.

We invite you to email your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to jjames@cssalliance.ca by May 20, 2016. 

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Webinar: Guidance on Preparing your 2016 Steward Report - March 3, 2016


Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) held a webinar to assist stewards in preparing their 2016 report.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What’s new in the revised Guidebook
  • Information about the updated Steward list that identifies resident and voluntary stewards for each program
  • Best practice tips on how to apply the ‘component rule’ and how to determine the portion of material supplied in multiple program jurisdictions
  • Reminder of important dates
  • Review of policy updates
  • Review of Voluntary Steward Agreement and policies

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Third Annual National Meeting for Stewards of PPP Programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario - October 29, 2015


CSSA’s Third Annual National Meeting for Stewards of Packaging and Printed Paper Programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) and our family of recycling organizations held its third annual national meeting for stewards of packaging and printed paper programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario on October 29, 2015.

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Reporting Webinar - April 29, 2015


This reporting webinar addressed common questions that stewards often have around reporting time, and provided helpful tips and guidance that facilitate the submission of your 2015 steward report. This webinar included:

  • Information on the tools and resources available to assist you;
  • Answers to commonly asked questions;
  • Guidance on how to submit your report in seven simple steps.

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CSSA’s Spring Webinar - March 17, 2015


On March 17, 2015, CSSA held a webinar to provide updates to stakeholders on:

  • Changes to the MMBC and MMSW Membership Agreements, and the Stewardship Ontario Rules for 2015
  • The new fee setting methodology review project

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Second Annual National Meeting for Stewards of PPP Programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario - October 15, 2014


CSSA’s Second Annual National Meeting for Stewards of Packaging and Printed Paper Programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) and our family of recycling organizations held its second annual national meeting for stewards of packaging and printed paper programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario on October 15, 2014.

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At the meeting, stewards heard about:

  • CSSA’s accomplishments over the past year including cost savings realized through harmonization;
  • Year over year program performance and the factors driving costs for Stewardship Ontario and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba;
  • Implementation status for the new MMSW program in Saskatchewan;
  • 2015 Material Fee Schedules for MMBC, MMSW, MMSM, and SO;
  • What’s happening in other provinces that have signalled their intent to implement packaging and paper EPR programs

If you have any questions, please email: stewards@cssalliance.ca  or call 1-888-980-9549.

Preparing Your 2014 Steward Reports Webinar - March 20, 2014

On March 20, 2014, CSSA held a webinar to provide businesses participating in packaging and printed paper stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with information to help in the preparation and submission of 2014 reports both nationally and for individual programs.

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Topics covered during the webinar:

  • New reporting tools to assist you with reporting – including an online national reporting guidebook and a user guide for the WeRecycle Reporting Portal; all designed to help simplify and streamline the reporting process
  • National material list for stewards that prefer to report against a single, harmonized list for multiple jurisdictions
  • Reporting tips for preparing your 2014 report
  • Voluntary steward registration deadlines
  • Membership Agreement for MMBC and MMSW stewards
  • WeRecycle Reporting Portal updates and refine

If you have any questions, please email: stewards@cssalliance.ca  or call 1-888-980-9549.

National Meeting for Stewards of PPP Programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario - October 31, 2013


CSSA’s Annual National Meeting for Stewards of Packaging and Printed Paper Programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) and our family of recycling organizations held its first annual national meeting for stewards of packaging and printed paper programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario on October 31, 2013.

Materials from the meeting:

 

At the meeting, stewards heard about:

  • CSSA’s harmonization imperative and our progress to date
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program performance metrics for packaging and printed paper
  • How the blue box programs in Ontario and Manitoba have performed year-over-year against those metrics, and the factors that are driving system costs for those programs and stewards’ obligations for 2014
  • MMBC’s program plan implementation status in BC, what distinguishes it from the other packaging and printed paper programs, expected costs in Year 1 and its members’ obligations for 2014
  • The 2014 Material Fee Schedules for Multi-Material British Columbia, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and Stewardship Ontario
  • The latest news on the household packaging and paper program in Saskatchewan
  • What’s happening in other provinces that have signaled interest in implementing packaging and printed paper EPR programs

 

If you have any questions, please email: stewards@cssalliance.ca  or call 1-888-980-9549.

Program-Specific Information Sessions

Multi-Material BC Information Sessions

Multi-Material Stewardship Western Information Sessions

Stewardship Ontario Information Sessions

MHSW Information Sessions