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2019 gold

Stories to watch in 2019

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2019.

CIRI reveal theme for 2019 Science Symposium

Understanding Effective Cleaning has been adopted as this year's theme for The Cleaning Industry Research Institute's (CIRI) Science Symposium.
Avrum Morrow

Avrum Morrow leaves a notable legacy

A generous philanthropist and supporter of the arts, Avi was highly respected within his own company, the sanitation supply industry and the wider community.

IFMA Foundation launches training framework

The International Facility Management Association Foundation (IFMA Foundation) has launched a new Facility Management Training and Development Framework.

Study examines harassment in Canadian workplaces

Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.

IEHA adds waste audit to sustainability certification

IEHA announced its Sustainability Professional (SP) Credential now requires applicants to demonstrate practical competencies in waste management.

MediaEdge and ISSA launch new trade show

MediaEdge’s Real Estate Management Industry (REMI) Network and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association announce a new trade show – Issa Show Canada.
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CDC warns of exotic ticks spreading across the U.S.

Asian longhorned ticks, which are known to carry a variety of pathogens, is spreading across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Arthritis takes toll on workplace productivity: study

Research from Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) shows that SARDS place a significant economic strain on the paid and unpaid workforce.

European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards winners announced

The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry.
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IFMA reaccredited to offer IACET CEUs

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has been reaccredited to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The effects of tariffs on the Canadian cleaning industry

The big question for many in the professional cleaning industry is how much tariffs might impact the industry, especially in Canada.

CIRI announces science advisory council

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) is an organization in the worldwide professional cleaning, facilities and building maintenance, jansan and disaster restoration industries.

Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.

Diamond Schmitt among Canada’s top employers

Diamond Schmitt Architects is among Canada's top employers for 2019, recognized for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policy.
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Bill 47 aims to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which aims to modernize the province's apprenticeship system.

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.