30th Annual OASIS
Conference & Trade Show
Venue & Hotel
Americana Conference Resort Spa & Waterpark
October 26th-28th, 2022
Awards Banquet & Auction
Small Biz Safety Consulting
Paula Andrade is the president of Small Biz Safety Consulting. She is a graduate from Ryerson University’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program.
Paula is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) and a registered member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers. She is also a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors in Nursing and is registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Paula retired from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) after over 20 years of service. During the course of her employment with WSIB, Paula worked as a Small Business Health and Safety Consultant and a Nurse Case Manager.
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Matthew Neundorf joined the Ministry of Labour in May of 2013 as a Construction Health and Safety Inspector with the Toronto West office. Prior to life with the Ministry he worked for various mast climbing work platform companies, wearing many hats, holding down the roles of installer, mechanic, project manager and sales person.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Denise Waligora has a Bachelor of Science Degree and over 20 yrs. of working in the mental health field. Prior to joining the Mental Health Commission as Training and Delivery Specialist for Mental Health First Aid in 2011, Denise’s professional experiences included psychiatric nursing, Residential Program Director, IBI Therapist at CHEO, crisis worker and case manager in a justice program. Denise has been facilitating MHFA since 2008.
Canadian Equality Consulting Inc
Anisha Phillips (She/Her/Hers) is a Lead Strategist & Trainer at Canadian Equality Consulting Inc.. She is an experienced DEI consultant and subject matter expert, who supports clients in building sustainable solutions to barriers faced by those who are marginalized, and ultimately scale DEI across their organization.
As a Lead DEI Strategist with CEC, Anisha provides strategic DEI advice, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, DEI training, and change management, to guide organizations in making data informed and human centered decisions, with intersectionality foundational in every stage. As a trainer, Anisha leads DEI related training and development for CEC clients. When doing so, she supports participants to listen in the spirit of empathy and unlearning, to collaborate with the intent of building bridges, and participate from a place of vulnerability.
Anisha has years of experience in the DEI field influencing clients to think critically, participate in unlearning, find collective objectives, and build systematic strategies for change. Anisha has a BA(H) in Gender Studies from Queen’s University, and an MA in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. From her studies, she developed a
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions
Bud is a part owner and Vice President of the consulting firm Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions. Prior to Frontline, Bud spent nearly 20 years with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) including time spent as an enforcement officer, facility auditor, provincial trainer, and National CVSA trainer. Bud concluded his career at MTO in the St. Catharines Carrier Enforcement Program Office where he worked assisting with the provincial enforcement training program and as a liaison with Ontario OPP and Municipal police. He and his business partner started Frontline 5 years ago.
Frontline sets itself apart from other consulting companies as they have helped develop, train, and enforce many of the regulatory components around commercial vehicle safety management and oversight. This gives them an in-depth understanding of the industry best practices as well as legal obligations needed to ensure commercial vehicle compliance and safety. Frontline specializes in mock audits, assistance with removal of conditional ratings, interviews, show cause hearings and driver training.
Emerging Septic System
Contamination – Marijuana Facilities
Shelly Bonte-Gelok is a licenced professional engineer with a masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and has worked in private industry, consulting and most people here would have met her when she was the project co-ordinator at the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre (1999-2001)
In 2002 Shelly joined the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in the Technology Assessment and Standards Development Branch and worked on a variety of files ranging from mercury emissions from incineration and coal fired plants to nutrient management.
In 2018 Shelly transferred to the Resource Recovery Policy Branch at MECP and in January 2019 she joined the Ontario Clean Water Agency as the Program Manager, Biosolids, Organics and Resource Recovery.
As part of our Annual Conference and Trade Show, we strive to organize tours that showcase innovation in the water and wastewater industry. We are pleased to announce that for our 2022 conference we will be visiting Cave Spring Vineyard.
Cave Spring Vineyard is classified as a sustainable grape grower and wine producer, which is to say that we intervene minimally in the vineyard and in the cellars in order to allow nature to take its course as much as possible in the growing of our grapes and the making of our wine. Our goal is to minimize our impact on the environment so as to preserve the natural world we live in for future generations, while recognizing the need to produce wines that meet the expectations of the marketplace, and are economically viable in the long term.
Cave Spring Vineyard is located in a village setting with access to municipal water supplies. As a result, there is no need for water to be transported to our facility or to tap into local aquifers to supply our needs. In 2015 we installed an in-house wastewater treatment system, which uses natural bacteria to pre-treat wastewater prior to entering the municipal sewer system. This treatment means that the municipal infrastructure is not overburdened by wastewater discharged from the winery. Cave Spring’s wastewater treatment system is a pioneering initiative in the development of sustainable practices within the food and beverage industry in North America.
2019 Award Recipients
Robert Noble Award
Committee Chair Award
Service Award - 40 Years PolyJohn Canada
Service Award - 50 Years Glen Knight & Sons Septic Service