First Nations of Quebec Waste Management Symposium – October 30 to November 1, 2018

From October 30th to November 1st, 2018, the FNQLSDI organized a First Nations of Quebec Waste Management Symposium.

The event’s main objective was to provide tools and guidance to communities to facilitate the implementation of projects in waste management. It is also the opportunity for key members of waste management in First Nation communities to gather in order to share their point of view on current issues and on the realities that they face.

The following major themes were addressed:

  1. Waste Management: identifying environmental impacts
  2. Household Hazardous Waste management: why and how?
  3. Challenges and issues of implementing compost
  4. Understanding the recycling structure from A to Z

Infrastructure visits

This year, an afternoon visit of infrastructure was planned to give participants the opportunity to explore various waste management infrastructure of First Nations communities and Quebec municipalities. Transportation by bus will be provided and the return is planned for around 5:00 pm at the Imperia hotel.

Available documentation:

October 30, 2018

October 31, 2018

First Nations regional committee

The day of November 1st, 2018, will be allocated to the establishment of a waste management regional committee. The purpose of this committee is to ensure the active participation of First Nations of Quebec in the National Advisory Committee on Waste Management Initiative of Indigenous Services Canada. The committee will gather waste management stakeholders to make their voices heard on issues and challenges in their communities, to gain expertise and knowledge, to raise solutions and to secure their efforts by setting common goals.

Regional committee description