2016 National Silicates completed a successful Responsible Care
reverification by the CIAC.
donation towards the Fort McMurray fire relief effort.
Fire Services and BASF Canada Inc. completed an emergency response
exercise on June 11th, 2016.
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada completed a Responsible
Care reverification at BASF Canada Inc. in 2016.
donation to support members of the Greater Toronto Multiple Alarm
Coors exercise, Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.
Coors held a community stakeholder’s awareness meeting on
May 6th, 2015
tabletop exercise was held on November 4th, 2014.
Silicates’s emergency response exercise June 5th, 2014.
West CAER sponsored a local school for participation in the “You-be-the-Chemist”
program, through the CACD (now known as RDC).
had their Open House in June, 2013.
2013 the Toronto West CAER Committee donated $5,000 to the Salvation
2013 the Toronto West CAER Committee donated $1,000 to UNICEF for relief efforts in the Philippines.
Silicates had their Open House in September, 2012.
April, 2012 our members assisted in the planning of and participated
in the Molson Coors Spill Exercise.
Silicates had their Safety Week for 2011 including guest speaker
The Salvation Army wrote a letter of appreciation to the Toronto
West CAER Committee.
The Toronto West CAER Committee donated $5,000 to the Salvation
In May, 2009 our members assisted in the planning of and participated
in the Newalta Spill Exercise.
Newalta welcomed their neighbours at their June, 2008 Open House.
Bayer Inc. created a Green Roof in 2007 and revitalized 2 hectares.
BASF Canada welcomed their neighbours at their 2007 Open House.
In June our members assisted in the planning of and participated
in the BASF Canada Spill Exercise.
Again in June our members participated at the Councilor Suzan
Hall Community Environment Day 2007.
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.
Thank you presentation to Past Chair Catherine Blair.
In September, 2006 our members assisted in the planning of and
participated in the National Silicates Spill Exercise.
The Toronto West CAER Committee attended at sanofi pasteur's Enviro
Our members made a contribution towards the purchase of an automated
phone system for Toronto Police Service's 23 Division.
Irving Tissue environmental awareness and visits to the Humber Treatment plant and Sun Plating and Polishing in 2005.
We made a contribution to and attended at the 2005 Brass in the
Grass Music and Arts Festival.
Our members assisted in the planning of and participated in June,
2005 in the Castrol-BP Spill Exercise.
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In October, 2005 the Cargill Foods Spill Exercise.
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
We made a contribution to and attended the 2004 Lakeshore Community
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.
CAER Presentation to the City of Toronto's Emergency Planning
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
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
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
Contributed funding for the purchase of the Decontamination Unit
for the City of Toronto's Fire Department.
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
With the assistance of the Etobicoke Fire Department, we gathered
information from member companies on the availability of emergency
Purchased "Freddie the Fire Truck" robot for the Etobicoke
Fire Department. The robot is used in promoting fire safety through
Member companies prepared a list of training aids that are available
1986: Established the Etobicoke CAER committee.
1991: Assisted the City of Etobicoke in the development of its
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.