Information Sessions

We hold steward meetings, to share information and listen to what our stewards have to say. This will ensure that our stewards have the most up to date information and the tools necessary to complete their reports.

The 2022 Annual Steward Meeting for packaging and paper stewards was held on Wednesday, October 26 via Zoom. Resources and related documents are linked below:

The 2021 Annual Steward Meeting for packaging and paper stewards took place on Wednesday, October 27. Resources from the 2021 meeting are linked below:

Ready to Report webinars were held on February 24 and 25 – the first sessions was designed for new reporters, and the second for more experienced reporters. See below for webinar resources.

Webinar Resources

Contact National Steward Services for reporting assistance: 1-888-980-9549 or stewards@cssalliance.ca.

The 2020 Annual Steward Meeting for packaging and paper stewards took place on Wednesday, October 21. Resources from the 2020 meeting are linked below:

On June 25, 2020, we held an information webinar to introduce stakeholders to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The consultation materials are available on the MCD web page.

Two reporting webinars took place on February 26 and 27 —the first is designed for new reporters and the second for more experienced reporters. Webinar materials are below.

The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) was held on Thursday, October 24. The ASM provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Resources from the webinar are linked below:

Two reporting webinars took place on February 26 and 27 —the first is designed for new reporters and the second for more experienced reporters. Webinar materials are below.

The 2018 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) was held on Wednesday, October 24. The ASM provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Resources from the webinar are linked below:

A webinar for new stewards and individuals new to the reporting role took place Wednesday, February 28. A similar event for more experienced stewards was held on Thursday, March 1. Below are the materials from each:

The Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is held on behalf of partner PPP stewardship programs to keep stewards informed about program performance and next year’s program budgets and fees. The 2017 meeting  a keynote address on recycling and the circular economy by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Resources from the webinar are linked below:

Each program has conducted a comprehensive review of the program Rules, Membership Agreements and associated policies to improve clarity and harmonization. This webinar will review the rationale for the proposed updates and how they will impact stewards. Stewards will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes.
  • Click here to access the materials from the PPP and MHSW webinars.

The annual reporting webinar was held on March 1, 2017. Webinar topics included:

  • What’s new in the Guidebook and sector Tip Sheets
  • Using updated Steward Lists to identify resident and voluntary stewards for each program
  • Material category and sector-specific reporting tips
  • Collecting and submitting data for the WeRecycle Portal

Thank you to those of you who joined us at the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting! We hope you found the meeting informative and useful. Below are the materials from the meeting.

Consultation Periods

We invite you to submit feedback on the contents and information provided to you before and during the meeting (for example, information within the pre-read, during the presentations, etc.). A feedback period will run until Friday, November 25, 2016. Any comments can be submitted to info@cssalliance.ca before this date.

Feedback on MMSM’s billing alignment (page 12 of the pre-read) can be submitted before Monday, November 14, 2016 to kmelnychuk@stewardshipmanitoba.ca.

Materials

For those of you who attended the meeting either by webinar or in-person, we’d love to hear about your experience! Please complete our anonymous short survey to help us improve future meetings.

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. 

Materials:

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 for Stewards
  • 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

Materials from webinar:

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.

Materials from meeting:

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.

Materials from webinar:

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

Materials from webinar:

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.

Materials from the meeting:

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.

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.

Materials from webinar: 

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.

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:

  • Presentations – click here to view the presentations
  • Pre-read document – click here to download the pre-read document containing fees and explanations
  • Q&A – click here to read the Q&As 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.