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If only two words could be selected to describe the upcoming Canadian Sustainability Conference (CSC) 2020, the choice would be easy: professional development. This is what the conference, which takes place April 7-8 in the Delta Toronto Airport Conference Centre, promises to deliver.

CSC 2020 in an important conference for anyone looking for personal and business growth in the areas of cleaning, infection prevention and sustainability — especially those from the education, health care, building service contracting, in-house facility services, property management and government sectors.

CSC 2020 features three keynote speakers:

— Astronaut, aquanaut, scientist and health care leadership expert Dr. Dave Williams

— Canadian Football Hall of Fame member and Pinball Clemons Foundation founder Michael “Pinball” Clemons

— Technology evangelist, TV/radio personality, author and YouTube mega-host Marc Saltzman.

These three leaders will share their insights into what makes attaining worthy goals possible, inspiring attendees to refuse to settle for mediocrity, and rather, to achieve the true success that is within reach.

In addition to being motivated by CSC 2020’s keynote speakers, attendees should be prepared to immerse themselves in the straightforward, immediately applicable advice and implementation strategies shared by the conference’s lineup of field experts. 

The expert presenters in this year’s educational program will cover important phases of leadership through its three main educational tracks:

— Sustainability and social responsibility

— Leadership and next gen strategies

— Cleaning and infection prevention.

Hands-on applications, data-backed research, board-level strategizing and budget and financial considerations are just a few of this year’s full lineup of relevant educational topics. CSC 2020’s roster of speakers includes:

— Chief commercial officer for ICS Facility Services, Neil Lathangue

— Environmental support services director of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lou Fernandes

— CEO of DCS Global and chair of the Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association, Randy Burke

— Chief strategy officer of ManageMen, Inc., Ben Walker

— Scientist and founder/owner of Wilcox EVS Green Cleaning and Infection Control Specialists, Heidi Wilcox

— Nurse and infection control specialist for Clorox Canada, Barley Chironda

— Managing partner and head of mergers and acquisitions for ICS Facility Services, Tom Breckles

— Chief operating officer of ICS Facility Services, Ross Manley

— Academic coordinator and lead instructor for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, Dr. Saeed Nejatian

— Founder of Good Investing, Tim Nash

– Manager of energy and climate change initiatives at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Michael Lithgow

— President of the Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM), founder of CleanLearning and environmental services consultant, Keith Sopha

— Managing director of Steward Wise, Andrea Chmielinski

— CEO of, James (Lee) Senter

— Chief technology officer of Efficient Apps and CEO of Ashlin Technology Solutions, Andrew Lindzon

— Senior researcher for CAEM B. Douglas Ford

— President of Westech Cleaning Audit Systems and director of education for CAEM Dean Waisman

Three in One

In addition to the more “formal” sessions, CSC 2020 is ripe with other opportunities for professional development, not the least of which is the expo portion of the conference. 

Open both days, the expo floor will feature 3M, Cascades, Buckeye, Nilfisk and 85-plus other leading  manufacturers and service providers involved in cleaning, infection prevention, property management and sustainability. These manufacturers and service providers will show attendees how the latest innovations can help them do more with less of a budget, less manpower and less waste, while helping them run their businesses and departments more effectively and efficiently.

Welcome a New Generation

In keeping with the conference’s “Beyond Green,” theme is its focus on sustainability, which is also the centerpiece of CSC 2020’s Youth Delegate program. This program is designed to introduce a new generation of decision-makers to the cleaning and infection prevention/health care industries by showcasing their strong stance on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation. In addition to gaining insight from select mentors, the students will share their insights into what attracts workers of their caliber and age group to join and stay with a company.

Those interested in attending the event can do so at an early bird rate by registering before Jan. 31, 2020. Go to to register.