What is the COVID-19 Respond & Recover Initiative?

COVID-19 has affected buildings and public facilities world-wide. It’s now more important than ever to learn all we can about life-saving preparedness. COVID-19 Respond & Recover is bringing together leaders in healthcare, IPAC [infection prevention & control], EVS [Environmental Services], sustainability and facility management. Learn what’s on the horizon for COVID-19 recovery and what you need to do next to keep your people and places protected.

Join us for this Virtual Conference and Expo. COVID-19 Respond & Recover attendees will participate from wherever you are, worldwide, with a livestream line up of expert speakers as well as a Virtual Expo. Explore and connect with cleaning and infection control suppliers showcasing their latest products and technology.

free to attend for the first 1000 registrants, $29 entry thereafter

This important initiative is not for profit. As leaders in the fight against the spread of COVID- 19, we are donating all of the money raised towards research efforts to stop the growth and spread of this deadly virus.

All Profits To:

Exclusive COVID-19 Content

Get the latest COVID-19 facility management recovery recommendations and research findings. You’ll get hands-on advice and strategies from infection control scientists and facilities managers who have faced the challenge of COVID-19 on their sites.

Expert Speakers

Hear from expert speakers sharing the latest knowledge on cleaning, environmental management and infection control, plus leadership strategies to help your organization survive and step up during the crisis.

Virtual Expo

Connect with suppliers of the cleaning products and technology you’ll need at our Virtual Expo. Discover, view demos and live chat with exhibitors leading the way in the COVID-19 response.

SPEAKERS

Listen to and chat with leaders in Healthcare, IPAC, EVS, Sustainability and Facility Management.

Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor/Director/Martial Artist

Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger
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Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger

Co-Founder of WE Well-being

Marc Saltzman
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Marc Saltzman

Technology Evangelist, TV/Radio Personality, & Author

Kevin “Lion Whisperer” Richardson
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Kevin “Lion Whisperer” Richardson

world-renowned wildlife conservationist and filmmaker

Robin Hammond
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Robin Hammond

Channel Marketing Manager, Bullitt Group/Cat phones

Craig Kielburger
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Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder, WE Organization

Jorah Kai
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Jorah Kai

CTV COVID-19 Correspondent, Chongqing, China

Ryan Stern
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Ryan Stern

Lawyer at Keslassy Freedman Gelfand LLP

Brandy Burdeniuk
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Brandy Burdeniuk

Chief Customer Officer, Green Business Certification Inc. Canada

Nick Kindler
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Nick Kindler

Executive Speaker Coach/Speaker/Partner

Oren Berkovich
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Oren Berkovich

Founder and CEO of SingularityU Canada

Jason Tetro
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Jason Tetro

Scientist, Super Awesome Science Show Host

Jackie Faulkner
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Jackie Faulkner

Co-Founder / President, Thrive State Inc.

Karen Malone
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Karen Malone

LitPark CEO, Certified Sustainability Practitioner

James (Lee) Senter
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James (Lee) Senter

CEO, Dryit.ca

Robert Weiman
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Robert Weiman

Vice President Quality Assurance and Compliance Greenwin Corp.

Keith Sopha
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Keith Sopha

Environmental Services Consultant, President of CAEM, Founder of CleanLearning

Dean Waisman, BBA
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Dean Waisman, BBA

President of Westech Cleaning Audit Systems, and Director of Education for CAEM

Nicole Kenny
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Nicole Kenny

Vice President, Professional & Technical Services at Virox Technologies Inc.

Randy Burke
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Randy Burke

CEO, DCS Global Board Chair, Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association

Andrew Lindzon LLB, CFA Level II
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Andrew Lindzon LLB, CFA Level II

CTO, Efficient Apps & CEO, Ashlin Technology Solutions

Barley Chironda
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Barley Chironda

Nurse, Infection Control Specialist, Clorox Canada

SCHEDULE

Check out our expert speakers! CLICK the session to learn more.

MENTAL HEALTH
Craig Kielburger & Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger
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Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger
CO-FOUNDER, WE ORGANIZATION

Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger

Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger
CO-FOUNDER OF WE WELL-BEING

Tap into your Superpowers: Celebrating resilience, empathy and altruism to curb anxiety and stress

Compassion and resilience—along with gratitude, empathy and altruism—are superpowers that promote and sustain well-being. In this conversation, we look at ways to bolster and share these qualities, so that during this unique time you will be able to draw on these inner strengths and take action to promote your own mental well-being and the well-being of others.


 
  • Learn simple, effective ways to show compassion and empathy
  • Learn how altruism can bolster the immune system
  • Understand how to leverage both internal and external resources to support resilience
  • Train your brain to take in the good
  • Discover ways to build and celebrate strength in the face of adversity
  • Brainstorm ways you can use your gifts, strengths and passions to make a difference during this unique time

50mins

INFECTION PREVENTION
Jason Tetro, Nicole Kenny & Keith Sopha
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Jason Tetro

Jason Tetro
SCIENTIST, SUPER AWESOME SCIENCE SHOW HOST

Nicole Kenny

Nicole Kenny
Vice President, Professional & Technical Services at Virox Technologies Inc.

Keith Sopha

Keith Sopha
Environmental Services Consultant, President of CAEM, Founder of CleanLearning

COVID-19 Management: Are we willing, able and capable?

This talk will encapsulate the process of disinfection from the microbiology lab to the healthcare facility.

  • Jason Tetro: COVID-19, nature, characteristics, survival.
  • Nicole Kenny: The process of disinfection testing and approval.
  • Keith Sopha: Implementation in a healthcare facility – the process of bringing in products to address the emergency and beyond.

40mins

EXPLORATION

Visit Exhibit Booths + Networking Lounge

SUSTAINABILITY
Brandy Burdeniuk & Karen Malone
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Brandy Burdeniuk

Brandy Burdeniuk
Chief Customer Officer, Green Business Certification Inc. Canada

Karen Malone

Karen Malone
LitPark CEO, Certified Sustainability Practitioner

Recovery, Resilience and Reinvention: A couch session on how a sustainability mindset can help your recovery

We are distracted in our response.  But don't let this moment go. Rise to the opportunity COVID 19 provides and use sustainability logic to unlock the old patterns and bad habits. We know this isn't the last global crisis we'll face in our lifetime. In Recovery, Resilience, and Reinvention, Brandy and Karen share how organizations are reinventing to make systemic shifts towards a successful future and how using the fundamentals of sustainability enables recovery and resilience.

40mins

TECHNOLOGY
Andrew Lindzon, Dean Waisman & Robin Hammond
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Andrew Lindzon LLB, CFA

Andrew Lindzon LLB, CFA Level II
CTO, Efficient Apps & CEO, Ashlin Technology Solutions

Dean Waisman, BBA

Dean Waisman, BBA
President of Westech Cleaning Audit Systems, and Director of Education for CAEM

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond
Channel Marketing Manager, Bullitt Group/Cat phones

Technology Considerations for Today and the Future

In this panel, you will hear experts speaking from different corners of the technology industry. Andrew Lindzon, CTO, Efficient Apps & CEO, Ashlin Technology Solutions, Dean Waisman, President, Westech Cleaning Audit Systems and Robin Hammond, Channel Marketing Manager, Bullitt Group/Cat® phones uncover answers to questions that clients need to consider as they navigate the current landscape of COVID-19. The panel will discuss considerations such as effective prioritization and deployment of resources for critical need; evidence-based approaches to ensure safety and cleanliness for your facility and how thermal imaging via a mobile device may be applied in your business.

40min

EXPLORATION

Visit Exhibit Booths + Networking Lounge

PREPARE & PROTECT
Robert Weiman, Randy Burke & Lee Senter
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Robert Weiman

Robert Weiman
Vice President Quality Assurance and Compliance Greenwin Corp.

Randy Burke

Randy Burke
CEO, DCS Global Board Chair, Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association

James (Lee) Senter

James (Lee) Senter
CEO, Dryit.ca

From Chaos to Action, Prepare for the New Normal


COVID– 19 stopped everyone in their tracts, but as operational specialists should it have? This seminar addresses a level of preparedness and operational functionality that could be achieved if your organization implemented basic operational and planning processes. This seminar will address issues businesses may face in the wake of a vital disruption to services. In today's ever-changing legislative environment businesses large and small are faced with a much higher level of compliance. Explore what it takes to operate in "The New Normal".

40mins

LIGHTNING TALKS
Jackie Faulkner, Nick Kindler, Marc Saltzman & Jorah Kai
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Jackie Faulkner

Jackie Faulkner
Co-Founder / President, Thrive State Inc.

Nick Kindler

Nick Kindler
EXECUTIVE SPEAKER COACH/SPEAKER/PARTNER

Marc Saltzman

Marc Saltzman
TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST, TV/RADIO PERSONALITY, & AUTHOR

Jorah Kai

Jorah Kai
CTV COVID-19 Correspondent, Chongqing, China

Pumped Up! 4 Simple Ways to Fuel Your Work Culture Remotely | Jackie Faulkner

A strong workplace culture has been proven to increase productivity, employee engagement, and the overall profitability of a company. How then, in these unprecedented times, do we foster and maintain a positive workplace culture when most of us are feeling stressed and the workforce is connected remotely?


In this 10-minute presentation, you will learn 4 practical ways to build and maintain your workplace culture from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re an employee or business owner, it has never been more important to take steps to actively contribute to the vitality of your organization. Join Thrive State’s co-founder, Jackie Faulkner, for this session and get “pumped up”!


Behind the (Web)Cam: Helping Leaders Run Better Online Meetings | Nick Kindler

Microphones don't work. Links are old or wrong. People are late. And when they do show up they are off screen or their screen is blank. To say we are going through a lot right now is an understatement. At Kindler and Company, we are focused on helping leaders become better communicators. In my session I will offer some foundational insights on how to present and run more effective online presentations and meetings.


Top 10 Tips To Mastering Social Media for Business | Marc Saltzman

While most of us embrace social media for personal use, it’s critical your business leverages these platforms – regardless of the industry you’re in. Places like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn can enable small and medium-sized businesses to compete on an even playing field with their biggest competitors. Learn why it’s critical today’s businesses need to be on social media, and 10 ways to succeed.


The Invisible War | Jorah Kai

On the first day of the year of the metal rat, the beginning of a novel 60-year cycle, everything changed. Wuhan, a city the size of New York or London, was locked down in a failed attempt to control the spread of a deadly virus. The quarantine grew, but the virus, full of creeping, cosmic horror escaped and spread across the world. It used us as carriers for an invisible alien attack.
This is the story of the first 60 days of COVID-19, as I learned, day by day, what it was and what it could do. I tried to warn you it was coming, and some prepared, but many did not. This is the story of how Chongqing stood tall when other cities fell.
This is not how the story ends, but this is how it began.


40mins

EXPLORATION

Visit Exhibit Booths + Networking Lounge

FUTURE MINDSETS
Oren Berkovich
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Oren Berkovich

Oren Berkovich
Founder and CEO of SingularityU Canada

Futurestarters - How we all need to embrace new mindsets to create the future


What does it mean to lead through uncertainty? What if the superpowers you have when you can use past experience are no longer helpful to navigate the blind spots that limit your imagination?


We all know that tomorrow is unpredictable, unknown, and unexpected, especially given how wildly different our present day is looking.


So how can we lead successfully in today’s high-pressure, high-performance day-to-day, but at the same time, bet on an unpredictable, unexpected future? We suggest that it’s not an either-or scenario but rather a need to embrace different mindsets that must coexist. The key is to develop the ability to purposefully choose which mindset to bring to which present or future reality. This session explores the superpowers and blind spots each of us has, and the six different essential mindsets we must leverage in order to create a future - rather than simply letting the future be a thing that happens to us.


Top Takeaways:

  1. Convergence and acceleration of technology create blind spots we cannot see and opportunities that have not yet revealed themselves
  2. Leaders must embrace different mindsets that have to co-exist in order to navigate between an unexpected future and a certain present
  3. Growth happens when leaders suspend their disbelief and become learners

40mins

LIGHTNING TALKS
Ryan Stern, Barley Chironda, Kevin Richardson & Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Ryan Stern

Ryan Stern
LAWYER AT KESLASSY FREEDMAN GELFAND LLP

Barley Chironda

Barley Chironda
NURSE, INFECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST, CLOROX CANADA

Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson
WORLD-RENOWNED WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST AND FILMMAKER

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme
ACTOR/DIRECTOR/MARTIAL ARTIST

 

Legal Pitfalls and Perseverance: Avoiding Liability in the COVID-19 Era | Ryan Stern

Business has been anything but "as usual" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With unprecedented disruption and an uncertain future, avoiding liability can be the difference between a life raft and an anvil. From response and survival through to recovery, following best practices could keep your business afloat while also strengthening relationships with customers, suppliers, retailers and employees moving forward.
This presentation will address select legal issues common to a wide range of businesses, including matters related to employment, supply chain management and contract negotiation. Evaluating these issues retrospectively and prospectively will enable companies to adapt to problems as they arise, while equipping themselves with the knowledge and tools to thrive in the future.


Corona Virus Preparedness: Managing COVID-19/ Coronavirus Risk in Your Facility | Barley Chironda

Barley Chironda will share his perspective and practical strategies on:

  • How to prepare your facility: hands-on infection prevention and control measures for large facilities
  • Strategies you need to know for cleaning operations in your facility
  • Plan-ahead messaging for communication plans and media relations

Covid & Animal Conservation: Full Circle Virus | Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson along with vet Peter Caldwell are experts in the field of big cat conservation and this video is about COVID-19 and big cats. Covid originated in wildlife markets, passed to the humans who are eating and dying as a result. And subsequently contracted by larger wild animals. Learn how we can help and be more responsible global citizens.

EXPLORATION + HAPPY HOUR in MCL Booth

SPONSORS

Thank-you to our sponsors who are leading the COVID -19 Response.

CAEM

3M

Efficiently, cost-effectively and safely clean your facilities and equipment all while protecting and maintaining their appearance with 3M Facilities Cleaning Products.

Clarke

Since 1916, Clarke® quality products have helped achieve your daily cleaning goals quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Nilfisk

Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment​​​​​​​.

Buckeye

Facility Plus

EXHIBITORS

Watch live demos and speak the exhibitors who are leading the COVID -19 Response.

Rubbermaid

3M

Efficiently, cost-effectively and safely clean your facilities and equipment all while protecting and maintaining their appearance with 3M Facilities Cleaning Products.

Ekcos Rustoleum

Presenting Rust-Oleum’s leading commercial range of innovative marking / striping paints, coatings, and sealers for the JanSan, Safety, Property Management, Government, Lodging, Roofing, Pool and Remediation industries.

CleanCore Solutions

CleanCore Solutions is committed to innovating new and environmentally safe systems for the cleaning industry. We specialize in making everything you touch, smell, wear, and taste better, cleaner, safer and longer-lasting.

Avidbots

Avidbots—global leader in next-generation robots. Neo—the autonomous AI floor-scrubbing robot deployed in airports, warehouses, manufacturing sites, malls, hospitals, around the world.

Cascades

Cascades PRO delivers proven, cost-effective hygiene solutions—from bathroom to boardroom to lunchroom to classroom and beyond—with product lines that get the job done.

UVic MBA in Sustainable Innovation

Sustainability and innovation are the requirement for business. Unlike other MBA programs that offer a sustainability “option,” we are wholly committed to an MBA in sustainable innovation. That’s why the MBA in Sustainable Innovation is the only MBA we offer.

Clorox

Royal Roads University

At Royal Roads University, all our programs are thoughtfully designed to balance both intellectual and personal growth that extends well beyond the classroom.

Facility Plus

Facility Plus is a leading complete facility service company. We have a unique business model which includes our germ defender program – Just Ask Us!

Westech Cleaning Audit Systems

Westech Cleaning Audit Systems has been performing independent cleaning audits & implementing cleaning audit systems for Health, Commercial & Educational facilities for over 25 years.

Lenbrook

Kaivac

Kaivac invents and delivers common sense science-based cleaning equipment designed to get facilities really clean, really fast. Our mission, plain and simple, is to stop the mop.

CAEM

Essity

Hygiene and health are essential to people’s well-being. We at Essity are dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions

Hoover

Clarke

Since 1916, Clarke® quality products have helped achieve your daily cleaning goals quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Nilfisk

Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment​​​​​​​.

ACS

We deliver hassle-free customer service and high-performing cleaning products to customers in the Food Service and Janitorial markets. We work in the highest quality certifications.

Ophardt

Ophardt Hygiene is confirmed as an exhibitor OPHARDT hygiene is a global design and manufacturing company dedicated to breaking the chain of infection and making the world a more hygienic place.

Buckeye

Ontario Long Term Care Association

MCL Express

Candroid Robotics

Georgia-Pacific

Performance At Work. Our products begin outside our four walls-and inside yours. We gain a true understanding of your struggles to elevate those products you depend on every day.
That’s how we provide world class brands like enMotion®, Compact® and Dixie. From healthcare to foodservice, manufacturing to office buildings, GP PRO by Georgia-Pacific provides solutions for all your foodservice and restroom needs.

OECM

Nilfisk High Pressure Washers

Nilfisk hot water pressure washers offer higher efficiency and quicker cleaning the most demanding cleaning tasks. Applications such as cleaning of oil and grease from metallic surfaces can be done quickly and effortlessly.

Odor-Ace

Odor-Ace is a new organic, environmentally friendly odor eliminator. Odor – Ace eradicates the carbon structure of offensive odors to totally eliminate them. Choose Odor -Ace in eliminating the nasty smells of ammonia, Sulphur, feces, urine, spoiled food, smoke, and most other offensive odors.

Canpack

Canpack Packaging Ltd. Distribution company provides products for Health Care, Community, Property Management and Industrial purposes. Knowledgeable Sales Representatives ensuring excellent Customer Service.

Zone Check [Efficient Apps]

Zonechek provides a comprehensive solution to improve the processes and management of Environmental Services providing text, voice and video communications, real-time duties and training to staff in their primary language, immediate actionable information for managers, and a birds-eye view of everything going on in real-time for administration.

M2

M2 Professional is a family-owned manufacturer of high-quality, commercial products that serves the Janitorial, Industrial, and Food Service industries.

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Virtual Conference + Expo

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Industry’s First Virtual Conference & Expo Set for April 30

As the world stands on the brink of reopening after the worst pandemic of modern times, the questions top-of-mind for all facility manager and business owner are, “How do we respond to—and recover from—COVID-19?”

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Your health and safety are very important to us. The Canadian Cleaning & Sustainability Conference is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

How to Manage Coronavirus / COVID-19 In Your Facility

Barley Chironda, RN, will lead a panel of facilities management experts from various industries such as healthcare, transportation, and public institutions

facing the Challenge Together - Supporting Healthier Communities

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748

Organizations Served Per Week

1,024,588

Masks Provided Per Week

4,522

Ecologo Certified Cases Per Week

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