Toronto West CAER Accomplishments/Events

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In 2016 National Silicates completed a successful Responsible Care reverification by the CIAC.

$1,000 donation towards the Fort McMurray fire relief effort.

Toronto Fire Services and BASF Canada Inc. completed an emergency response exercise on June 11th, 2016.Photos of Event

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada completed a Responsible Care reverification at BASF Canada Inc. in 2016.

$10,000 donation to support members of the Greater Toronto Multiple Alarm Association (GTMAA) Support 7.

Molson Coors exercise, Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

Molson Coors held a community stakeholder’s awareness meeting on May 6th, 2015

Chrysler’s tabletop exercise was held on November 4th, 2014.

National Silicates’s emergency response exercise June 5th, 2014. Photos of Event

Toronto West CAER sponsored a local school for participation in the “You-be-the-Chemist” program, through the CACD (now known as RDC).

BASF had their Open House in June, 2013.Photos of Event

In 2013 the Toronto West CAER Committee donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army. Photo of Chair Barry Nicholas and Divisional Director Jeff Noel

In 2013 the Toronto West CAER Committee donated $1,000 to UNICEF for relief efforts in the Philippines.

National Silicates had their Open House in September, 2012. Photos of Event

In April, 2012 our members assisted in the planning of and participated in the Molson Coors Spill Exercise. Photos of Event

National Silicates had their Safety Week for 2011 including guest speaker Jeff Bell. Photos of National Silicates Safety Week 2011

The Salvation Army wrote a letter of appreciation to the Toronto West CAER Committee. Letter and Photo of Equipment

The Toronto West CAER Committee donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army. Photo of Chair John Lenchak and Divisional Director Jeff Noel

In May, 2009 our members assisted in the planning of and participated in the Newalta Spill Exercise. Photos of Newalta's Spill Exercise

Newalta welcomed their neighbours at their June, 2008 Open House. Photos of Newalta's Open House

Bayer Inc. created a Green Roof in 2007 and revitalized 2 hectares. Photos of Bayer's Green Roof and revitalization

BASF Canada welcomed their neighbours at their 2007 Open House. Photos of BASF's Open House

In June our members assisted in the planning of and participated in the BASF Canada Spill Exercise. Photos of BASF's Spill Exercise

Again in June our members participated at the Councilor Suzan Hall Community Environment Day 2007. Photos of Councillor Hall's Environment Day

In May, 2007 the community celebrated the opening of the new 23 Division station of the Toronto Police Services.

We made a contribution to and attended at the 2006 Brass in the Grass Music and Arts Festival. Photos of Event

Thank you presentation to Past Chair Catherine Blair. Photos of Event

In September, 2006 our members assisted in the planning of and participated in the National Silicates Spill Exercise. Photos of Event

The Toronto West CAER Committee attended at sanofi pasteur's Enviro Fair. Photos of Event

Our members made a contribution towards the purchase of an automated phone system for Toronto Police Service's 23 Division. Photo of Event

Irving Tissue environmental awareness and visits to the Humber Treatment plant and Sun Plating and Polishing in 2005. Photos of Event

We made a contribution to and attended at the 2005 Brass in the Grass Music and Arts Festival. Photos of Event

Our members assisted in the planning of and participated in June, 2005 in the Castrol-BP Spill Exercise. Photos of Event

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In October, 2005 the Cargill Foods Spill Exercise. Photos of Event

The Toronto West CAER Committee made a donation to the Rob Ellis Foundation for the promotion of safety to young workers.

Unilever was awarded the Recognition of Eco-Efficiency Initiative in 2004. Photos of Event

We made a contribution to and attended the 2004 Lakeshore Community Festival. Photos of Event

This year (2004) we launched our own Toronto West CAER web site.

Members assisted in the planning as well as participated in the Molson Spill Exercise. Molson Spill Exercise

CAER Presentation to the City of Toronto's Emergency Planning Committee. Slide Show

We provided the funding to Toronto Police Services' 23 Division to purchase the computer operated information system in 2003 (Community Safety Awareness Program) in order to alert residents and business of safety issues in their community.

Members took part in the Golden Horseshoe CAER Conference involving CAER groups from Toronto, York Region, Hamilton, Oakville/Mississauga, Niagara and the Burlington Chemical Association.

Members took part in the Incident Management training programs offered by the City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management.

In 2002 our community outreach funding went to "Youth Without Shelter" which enabled them to provide winter coats for homeless young people.

The Etobicoke Guardian informed our community that since the September 11, 2001 attack our members are taking a pro-active approach to safety and security.

CAER committee reminded of the importance of Material Safety Data Sheets, emergency planning, decontamination procedures and the safe transport of people involved in chemical incidents to hospital.

Committee members received training in media relations as well as utilizing the training courses offered by the City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management.

Our all-Toronto CAER web site was launched in 2002.

In 2002 the first all-Toronto CAER meeting, involving groups from the West, North, East, York Region and TRANSCAER.

The Toronto West CAER Committee took part in an information lecture on Responsible CARE at the Toronto Hazardous Materials Conference.

Some of our members were able to donate training aids to the Toronto Fire Services to be used in their training courses.

Spill training was provided to our member companies.

Due to the generosity of our member companies in supporting the fire extinguisher training, the funds reserved for this event were not required. The budgeted funds were donated to the Hospital for Sick Children's Burn Unit.

Fire services training on Part 4 of the Fire Code was provided to our members.

Hosted the Golden Horseshoe CAER Conference for the CAER groups of Ontario.

Volunteers from the committee were involved with the IAPA's "Young Workers Awareness Program" which is designed to inform young people, who are either on co-op placement or entering the work force for the first time, the importance of knowing WHMIS, chemical safety, emergency procedures and the laws that protect them on the job.

Contributed funding for the purchase of the Decontamination Unit for the City of Toronto's Fire Department. Photos of Vehicle

Sent out an information bulletin to the owners and operators of businesses in Etobicoke who handle, store and use hazardous materials concerning the importance of Material Safety Data Sheets, emergency planning, decontamination procedures and the safe transport of people involved in chemical incidents to hospital. This document was also sent to area taxi companies.

Hosted a joint information session on "Emergency Response Table Top Exercises - Planning and Implementation".

With the support of the Etobicoke Fire Department we designed Site Plan Guidelines for Fire Response to Hazmat incidents. This document was written for committee members to outline the areas a site emergency plan should include to assist fire responders should they be called to a hazardous materials incident at their facility.

With the assistance of the Etobicoke Fire Department, we gathered information from member companies on the availability of emergency supplies.

Purchased "Freddie the Fire Truck" robot for the Etobicoke Fire Department. The robot is used in promoting fire safety through public education.

Member companies prepared a list of training aids that are available for loan.

1986: Established the Etobicoke CAER committee.

1991: Assisted the City of Etobicoke in the development of its Emergency Plan.

1992: Observed the City of Etobicoke's Emergency Exercise - "STORM".

1993: Throughout the year each member company conducted tours of their facilities.

1994: Identified areas that will improve safety - emergency planning, mutual aid, training materials.