Sustainability Spotlight Highlights
 
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A message from Sustainable Development Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada
The final 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy was tabled in Parliament (October 6).

It presents 13 aspirational goals that are a Canadian reflection of the environmentally related sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also includes stronger targets and indicators, new short-term milestones, and clear action plans.
 
As it was suggested, they aren't waiting to update the strategy.  The new approach is to continually bring on board policy decisions as they happen.  So stay tuned, as for continuous updates of the commitments and actions.
 
Visit the  Let's Talk Sustainability discussion and share what you're doing to advance sustainable development. 

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Let's continue the conversation and work together for a more sustainable Canada.

Mentoring Ontario Manufacturers
Provision Coalition has an opportunity to suggest food/beverage manufacturers for the Ontario Global 100 (OG100). The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is working with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to establish the OG100 that will "mentor the next generation of Ontario exporters."

If you know of manufacturers within your membership who fit the following criteria, please send their information to Cher Mereweather, Executive Director. Because this program is by invitation only, the manufacturers are not to be approached but rather suggested for the program.
  • CEOs/senior decision makers in Ontario
  • Desire to become internationally successful
  • Already have 20%+ international sales
  • 5 year profitable track record
  • $25M+ sales
  • 150+ employees (depends on industry)

Cap and Trade Deadline Extended
You must register your facility in the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) by November 30, 2016 if you are a mandatory participant in the Cap and Trade program, or wish to participate in Ontario's first Cap and Trade auction in March 2017. CITSS is a management and tracking system for accounts and compliance instruments issued under the cap and trade program.
 
Part 1 of the Registration Process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy of the application package consisting of forms and supplementary documents. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.
 
Part 2 of the Registration Process requires an approved account agent with a valid CITSS User ID to submit the Participant Registration (PR) application on behalf of a mandatory, voluntary, or market participant.  The PR process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy application package. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.
 
If you require more information and guidance on CITSS registration please visit the Ontario Cap and Trade website at:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-register-and-participate-citss
 
Alternatively you can also contact Ontario's Cap and Trade Help Desk at:
Cap and Trade Helpdesk at CThelp@ontario.ca / 1-888-217-3326 (toll-free)