May 6, 2020

Reminder: Consultations on MHSW Wind Up Plan
Amendments May 12 and 13

In response to new Ministerial direction, Stewardship Ontario will be consulting on amendments to the management of surplus funds during the wind up of the MHSW program next week on May 12 and 13

These proposed amendments to the Wind Up Plan will be of interest to all MHSW stakeholders given the potential financial implications for the program and individual stewards. Background information can be found here.

We will be holding two consultation webinars during which Stewardship Ontario will review its proposal for disbursing existing surplus funds to ISOs pursuant to surplus fund transfer agreements that: 
  • Outline how ISOs are to return surplus funds to Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) stewards "in the form of fee reductions for the maximum benefit of consumers" and;
  • In the case that there is a delay in the transition of the MHSW program under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, allow Stewardship Ontario to recover "reasonable unexpected costs related to the materials managed by the ISOs."
The content will be the same for both webinars. Please register for the date and time that works best for you using the links below:

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 
2:30 - 4: 30 p.m.

We invite stakeholders to submit feedback on proposals discussed during the webinars to mhswwindup@stewardshipontario.ca up until Friday May 22, 2020.

We will then finalize the proposed amendments and submit to RPRA by the June 5, 2020 deadline for approval. The Minister expects RPRA will approve the amendments no later than June 25, 2020.