ReNew Canada set to host the 2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Form

The ReNew Canada team has released its plan to deliver a 2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Forum on Tuesday, February 16th from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

The new event takes the place of the annual Top100 Projects Key Players and Owners Dinner, which cannot be held in February as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual dinner welcomes close to 300 senior infrastructure industry leaders from across Canada and around the world for a celebration of the work done on the Top100 Projects.

The Top100 Projects Leadership Forum will feature a keynote presentation and three senior discussions on key issues impacting infrastructure development in Canada: private investment in infrastructure, early stage development, and building more pipelines.

“It was important for us to come up with an idea that would still engage the senior infrastructure leaders in our industry,” said Andrew Macklin, editorial director at Actual Media and author of the Top100 Projects report. “The content we will present at the Leadership Forum will be of interest to anyone interested in infrastructure development in Canada, and how the megaproject landscape will look in the years ahead.”

The event will be fully interactive, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers taking part in the panel discussions. There will also be corporate discussion rooms, a virtual way to network with industry colleagues, hosted by the event’s sponsors.

For program details, visit:

Tickets are $149 plus HST, or $995 for a virtual table of eight. Registration is now available at:

The 2021 Top100 Projects report will be released in early January, and will be included in the pages of the January/February edition of ReNew Canada magazine. Click here to receive a subscription to ReNew Canada.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Forum? Contact Nick Krukowski at to learn more.

Actual Media to Host Excess Soils Symposium

The team from Actual Media is proud to announce that it will be the new event host and organizer of the annual Excess Soils Symposium. The event, previously organized by the Canadian Urban Institute, will now be a part of Actual’s environment industry content portfolio.

The annual event has welcomed over 250 people to venues around the Greater Toronto Area for the past several years to discuss important issues surrounding the disposal of excess construction soils from jobsites throughout Toronto. Last year’s event featured a capacity crowd packed into the main ballroom at the Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ont.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held virtually, with a half-day presentation planned. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th from 1:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST.

More details, as they are announced, will be available online at:

Thank you to our friends at the Canadian Urban Institute for their commitment to keeping this important conversation going in Ontario.

ReNew Canada Celebrates 15 Years in Infrastructure

October 5, 2020 marks the official 15th anniversary of ReNew Canada, the leading source of news and information for the public sector infrastructure industry.

Fifteen years ago, ReNew Canada published and Actual Media CEO Todd Latham introduced the magazine’s first edition to the crowd gathered at a brownfields conference organized by Glenn Miller at the Canadian Urban Institute. Prior to that, Latham had announced the publication during his introduction of the late David Caplan at an Ontario Environment Industry Association event, where Caplan was discussing the new Renew Ontario plan being launched by the provincial government.

In fifteen years, Actual Media has published 90 issues of ReNew Canada, providing expert information on the key issues impacting the development of infrastructure assets across the country. Leaders from across Canada and around the world have found themselves in the pages of the magazine through thought leadership pieces, contributions to roundtable discussions, and in pictures from the hundreds of events covered over the past decade and a half.

To mark the occasion, we’ve produced a short video that reflects on 15 years in the business:

And don’t forget to download the latest edition of ReNew Canada, the September/October 2020 issue, which includes several special features that look back at what we’ve accomplished, both as a publication and as an industry.

Actual Media Welcomes Stephanie Woodburn

Stephanie Woodburn is the newest member of Team Actual, coming on board as a member of our events management team.

Stephanie brings over a decade of events management experience to Actual Media, with extensive knowledge of strategies and best practices for executing both in-person on online events. From concerts and festivals to online conferences and networking events, she brings an innovative and organized approach to every event she executes.

Stephanie joins Natasha Mawji on the Actual Media events team, delivering a growing roster of monthly online events in the Canadian water, environment and infrastructure sectors and beyond. The team will help our company to grow its event portfolio both nationally and internationally.

Do you have an industry event that your company or organization wants to deliver but need technical or creative expertise to do so? Reach out to Stephanie to get the conversation started at

CWWA/Water Canada Present Window on Water Webinar Series

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and Water Canada are joining forces to present the Window on Water webinar series.

Water professionals have counted on the Window on Ottawa for over 20 years to hear the latest updates from the federal government. Not to hear what each department did last year, but rather to learn what they are working on right now and what is coming next year. For over 10 years, Water Canada and the Canadian Water Summit have hosted in-depth panel discussions on the most critical issues affecting the industry. Together, we hope to reach an even wider audience through these new online opportunities.

Each conversation will provide a keynote presentation from senior staff at a federal government ministry on work being done that impacts the Canadian water sector. We will then convene a utility leaders’ panel to generate thoughtful dialogue that will build on the initial conversation.

For more information, please visit: