Stakeholder meetings and engagement activities - Transformation agenda of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Health Canada is seeking to engage with partners and various stakeholder organizations in the context of its Transformation Agenda, including the targeted review of the Pest Control Products Act. The table below lists the meetings and engagement activities between Health Canada officials and stakeholders concerning the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's transformation initiatives. Once these meetings have taken place, the documents listed in the table are available upon request, for the sole purpose of ensuring greater transparency. Requests must be sent by email to hc.pmraopm-arlabgp.sc@hc-sc.gc.ca and include the relevant meeting number.

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Date During or After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Topic Organization(s) Committee Type of interaction Purpose Health Canada office(s) Document(s) shared
2022-04-06 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Initial multi-stakeholder meeting on the targeted PCPA review Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Organizations and Academia Transformation Steering Committee PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide an overview of the transformation agenda, clarify issues and proposed measures, and seek initial feedback on consultation questions PMRA Transformation Team, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate PCPA review Discussion document, Transformation placemats, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-04-08 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Initial Meeting on Increased Use of Real-world Data Health and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, Pesticide Industry and User Groups Real-world Data meeting with various stakeholders PMRA-Initiated Meeting To discuss the Transformation Agenda activities related to water monitoring and pesticide use information initiatives Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate PCPA review Discussion document, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-04-12 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Introductory Meeting Victimes des Pesticides du Québec Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by Victimes des Pesticides du Québec To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities PMRA Transformation Team, Executive Director Office and Policy and Operations Directorate No documents
2022-04-12 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Introductory Meeting Vigilance OGM Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by Vigilance OGM To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities PMRA Transformation Team, Executive Director Office and Policy and Operations Directorate No documents
2022-04-14 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Introduction Webinar on the Transformation Agenda Agricultural Sector Webinar for stakeholders PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide an overview of the Transformation Agenda, outline engagement plan and respond to questions PMRA Transformation Team, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate Transformation overview placemat, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-04-28 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up multi-stakeholder meeting on the targeted PCPA review Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Organizations and Academia Transformation Steering Committee PMRA-Initiated Meeting Follow-up session to gather specific feedback on consultation questions from the Discussion document PMRA Transformation Team, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-05-05 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Introductory Meeting Pulse Canada Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by Pulse Canada To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities PMRA Transformation Team, Director General’s Office No documents
2022-05-12 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Initial Meeting - Water Monitoring meeting with pesticide manufacturers Pesticide Manufacturers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide an overview of the water monitoring program and discuss various elements related to framework development Environmental Assessment Directorate Water monitoring Discussion document, Water monitoring placemat, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-05-12 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Update to consultation on Targeted Review of the Pesticide Control Products Act – Webinar Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Organizations and Academia Webinar for stakeholders PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide an update on the Transformation Agenda in regards to S6 and respond to questions PMRA Transformation Team Overview of S6 and its impact on the consultation process, and to answer technical questions.
2022-05-18 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up Meeting of April 8th meeting on Real-world Data focused on Pesticide Use Health and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, Pesticide Industry and User Groups Pesticide Use Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide details on the Pesticide Use Information initiative and seek feedback on the question on Real-world Data in the PCPA review Discussion document Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate PCPA review Discussion document, Transformation placemats, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-05-19 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up Meeting - Water Monitoring meeting with pesticide manufacturers Pesticide Manufacturers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting To continue the discussion on elements of the water monitoring framework development Environmental Assessment Directorate Water monitoring Discussion document, Water monitoring placemat, Meeting agenda and Meeting presentations
2022-05-24
(Cancelled due to severe climate/hydro interruptions in Ottawa)
During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting-Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group Industry Associations, User Groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting First meeting of the Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations.
2022-05-25 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up Meeting - Water Monitoring meeting with pesticide manufacturers Pesticide Manufacturers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting To continue the discussion on elements of the water monitoring framework development Environmental Assessment Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-05-27 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations First Transparency Technical Working Group Health and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, Indigenous Organizations, Pesticide Industry and User Groups Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting First meeting of the Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-05-27 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Stakeholder Call CropLife Canada Meeting with organization

Meeting initiated by CropLife Canada

To discuss questions related to the Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team No documents
2022-05-30 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Stakeholder Meeting CropLife Canada Meeting with organization

Meeting initiated by CropLife Canada

To discuss the Transformation agenda and provide clarity on related engagement PMRA Transformation Team, Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office, Director General’s Office No documents
2022-05-31 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) – 1 of 3 Technical Working Group meetings Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations Maximum Residue Limits - Technical Working Group PMRA – Initiated Meeting First meeting of the Maximum Residue Limits Technical Working Group discussing overall purpose of the working group and import tolerances PMRA MRL Working Groups incl. members from Transformation, Health Assessment Directorate, Transparency, and Policy Meeting agenda and Discussion  Starter 1 of 3
2022-05-31 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Introductory Meeting Food Supply Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Meeting with organization

Meeting initiated by Food Supply Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities PMRA Transformation Team, Director General’s Office Presentation
2022-05-31 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up multi-stakeholder meeting on the targeted PCPA review Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Organizations and Academia Transformation Steering Committee PMRA-Initiated Meeting Meeting #3 Follow-up session to gather specific feedback on consultation questions from the Discussion document PMRA Transformation Team, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-02 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Webinar on PMRA Transformation Government and public Webinar on PMRA Transformation PMRA-Initiated Meeting To provide information on the PMRA transformation initiative Transformation and Program Renewal (incorporates leads from other directorates such as POD, EAD, VRD) Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-03 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Stakeholder Meeting Invasive Species Council of British Columbia Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by Invasive Species Council of British Columbia To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities PMRA Transformation Team, Director General’s Office Presentation
2022-06-06 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Pesticide Use Technical Working Group Pesticide Industry Pesticide Use Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting Pesticide Use Technical Working Group meeting Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-06 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Stakeholder Call Teck Resources Limited Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by Teck Resources Limited To provide an outline of the Transformation Agenda and associated engagement opportunities and linkages to Teck Resources Limited work. PMRA Transformation Team No documents
2022-06-07 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) – 2 of 3 Technical Working Groups meetings Registrants, industry associations, pesticide user groups, non-governmental organizations Maximum Residue Limits - Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting

Continuation of the first meeting

PMRA MRL Working Groups incl. members from Transformation, Health Assessment Directorate, Transparency, and Policy Agenda and Discussion Starter 2 of 3
2022-06-07 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Water Monitoring meeting with NGO, academia, and growers Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, and Growers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting First meeting of the Water Monitoring Technical Working Group Environmental Assessment Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-07 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Stakeholder Call CropLife Canada Meeting with organization Meeting initiated by CropLife Canada

To discuss questions related to the authorization pathway proposal and transformation consultation process.

PMRA Transformation Team No documents
2022-06-09 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group Industry Associations, User Groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting First meeting of the Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-14 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) – 3 of 3 Technical Working Groups meetings Registrants, industry associations, pesticide user groups, non-governmental organizations Maximum Residue Limits - Technical Working Group
PMRA-Initiated Meeting

Continuation of the second meeting

PMRA MRL Working Groups incl. members from Transformation, Health Assessment Directorate, Transparency, and Policy Agenda and Discussion Starter 3 of 3
2022-06-14 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Water Monitoring meeting with NGO, academia, and growers Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, and Growers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting Second meeting of the Water Monitoring Technical Working Group Environmental Assessment Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-21 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Transparency Technical Working Group Health and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, Indigenous Organizations, Pesticide Industry and User Groups Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting Second meeting of the Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-22 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group Industry Associations, User Groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting Third meeting of the Modernized Business Processes Technical Working Group PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-23 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Follow-up multi-stakeholder meeting on the targeted PCPA review Registrants, Industry Associations, Pesticide User Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Organizations and Academia Transformation Steering Committee PMRA-Initiated Meeting Meeting #4 Follow-up session to gather specific feedback on consultation questions from the Discussion document PMRA Transformation Team, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Value Assessment and Re-evaluation Management Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-06-29 During PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting - Water Monitoring Technical Working Group Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, and Growers Water Monitoring Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Meeting Third meeting of the Water Monitoring Technical Working Group Environmental Assessment Directorate Meeting agenda and presentations
2022-07-05 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Transparency Technical Working Group #3 – Plain language for regulatory documents and science. Registrants, industry associations, pesticide user groups, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous organizations and academia. Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA-Initiated Improving Regulatory Documents: Review new plain language regulatory documents and discuss what is useful, and if additional information is needed. Also improve understanding of PMRA Science: Review and seek feedback on plain language products developed to increase understanding of PMRA science and methodology. PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations (pending)
2022-07-14 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Modernized Business Processes pilot project on expanded renewals CropLife Canada, BASF, Bayer, FMC, Premier Tech, Syngenta Meeting with organizations Meeting initiated by organizations Review the timelines and parameters of the pilot project Heath Canada office(s):  PMRA Transformation Team, Registration Directorate Meeting agenda
2022-07-14 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting with Modernized Business Processes and CropLife Canada PMRA participants/observers included: Jason Proceviat, Alain Boucher, Jacqueline Greenblatt, Michelle Carroll, Minoli Silva, Jesse Ng Modernized Business Processes Working Group CropLife Canada initiated Provide details regarding piloting expanded renewal processes later this year PMRA Transformation Team Meeting material pending
2022-07-21 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) CELA and PMRA Transformation Team N/A CELA initiated To discuss European Commission initiative as a potential model for Canada PMRA Transformation Team Meeting material pending
2022-07-21 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Modernized Business Processes pilot project on expanded renewals Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCPSA), Arxada, Thor Specialities Meeting with organizations Meeting initiated by organizations Review the timelines and parameters of the pilot project PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda
2022-08-11 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Meeting with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) CELA and PMRA Transformation Team N/A CELA initiated To discuss European Commission initiative as a potential model for Canada PMRA Transformation Team Meeting material pending
2022-08-18 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Transparency Technical Working Group #4 - Implementation Registrants, industry associations, pesticide user groups, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous organizations and academia. Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA initiated Putting Transparency into practice and prioritizing access to information. PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations (pending)
2022-09-12 After PCPA Targeted Review Consultations Transparency Technical Working Group #5 – Real-world data Registrants, industry associations, pesticide user groups, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous organizations and academia. Transparency Technical Working Group PMRA initiated Public uses for real-world data: Gather input on how real-world data could be used by the public and what format(s) of data would be most beneficial. PMRA Transformation Team Meeting agenda and presentations (pending)
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