Like most people in the solid waste industry, Pam did not immediately start here. Her background is in adult education. Prior to her work at the EWMCE, Pamela was a Learning Specialist in Higher Education. She is proficient in consulting, counseling, researching and supporting individuals with diverse learning needs. Her excellent writing and communication skills enhance her expertise and experience in curriculum development, research, design, planning, and workshop delivery.
EWMCE Courses developed:
- Composting for Rural and Small Municipalities
- Safety for Solid Waste Sites
- Safety for Solid Waste First Nation Sites
- Asbestos Management and Handling Course – City of Regina
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Waste Diversion
- Waste Diversion for First Nation Communities
- Transfer Station Basics
- Transfer Station Basics for First Nation Sites
- City of Regina Regional Landfill – Safety Assessment
- Solid Waste Community Engagement and Education – Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
- Mentorship for First Nation Solid Waste Managers Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
- Mentorship for First Nation Solid Waste Managers Woodland Cree Nation
- Solid Waste Management Train the Trainer – TSAG Home Maintenance for Occupants
Pam’s current role with First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group is new to the 45+ staff which has served the Alberta region for almost 30 years. FNTSAG provides technical and advisory services for housing, fire, health link, asset reporting, school inspections and environmental services where solid waste is housed. TSAG is a not-for-profit organization that is led by a board comprised of Chiefs and Council members from Treaties 6, 7, and 8. The employees of TSAG work for the Nations as directed by each individual Nation.
With a focus on building community capacity, Pam works for all Alberta region Nations on invitation. Currently projects have included building capacity in the areas of:
- Transfer Station Operations
- Waste Diversion
- Community Education and Engagement
- Unauthorized dump site remediation
- Solid Waste Site Safety
While Pam does not represent First Nation communities she has the ability to provide support to facilitate communication and service agreements between municipalities and FN communities. Her connection to FN communities in the Alberta region can facilitate better communication, mutual understanding and working relationships between the Recycling Council of Alberta and FN communities in the Alberta region.