The Latest….

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Call MOPIA and pay by Credit Card (204) 338.2222 or 1.888.667.4203


Certification Training

MOPIA’s next one-day certification training class is Saturday, October 27th  in Winnipeg at Red River College. Contact us for details or to register.

The Pas – November (pending registrants)    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Typically, with the onset of winter, air conditioning in several sectors slows down and less class sessions are held. MOPIA will host a class whenever there is a need and at least 8 or more applicants. MOPIA does classes throughout Manitoba from Brandon to Winkler and Winnipeg. If you have a need or enough applicants, lets see how we can make it work.

Contact MOPIA to register or complete and return the application form here: Training (Certification) Application 2016





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Manitoba’s Climate & Green Plan

The Government of Manitoba released its new green Climate Change Plan on October 27, 2017. See it by clicking…

  2017 climategreenplandiscussionpaper


Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment spurs HFC Controls

New HFC controls by Environment & CC Canada

The manufacture of new equipment with of high-GWP HFCs will be restricted based on the dates seen.

Important note: The Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) have been published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

More may be seen online at:

Without immediate action, annual HFC emissions in Canada are projected to increase from 9 Mt of CO2e emissions per year in 2014 to 19 Mt per year in 2030, underlining the significant contribution of HFCs to global warming. (see footnote 40)

Global action to reduce HFC emissions can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming due to the high Global Warming Potential of these chemicals.

Between 2018 and 2040, the Amendments are expected to result in cumulative GHG emission reductions from HFCs of 168 Mt CO2e.

This report summarizes and consolidates the feedback received during the four consultation sessions that took place across Canada.




Plan to Attend – MOPIA Awareness Session

MOPIA is hosting a series of free program awareness sessions.  Plan to attend, hear the latest and share your concerns! They are conveniently being held in a location near you and are short in duration. Also, enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch, bring co-workers. Please register in advance by emailing MOPIA (, phoning (204.338.2222/1.888.667.4203) or using the form below. This is just to better ensure we order enough food and have adequate information for each event.

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  1. June 4    Thompson at 12 noon – 1 pm at the Best Western
  2. June 5     Flin Flon at 7 am at the Victoria Inn
  3. June 5     The Pas at 12 noon at the Andersen Inn
  4. June 11   Steinbach at 12 noon at the Days Inn
  5. June 12   Winkler at 12 noon at the Days Inn
  6. June 13   Winnipeg at 7 am at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre
  7. June 14    Selkirk at 12 noon at the Canalta Inn
  8. June 18    Portage la Prairie at 12 noon at the Super 8
  9. June 19    Brandon at 12 noon at the Len Evans Centre, ACC
  10. June 20   Swan River at 12 noon at the Super 8
  11. June 21    Dauphin at 12 noon at the Super 8
  12. June 26   Winnipeg at 12 noon at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre
  13. June 28   Gimli at 12 noon at the Lakeview Inn
  14. New Date to be Posted soon…   Lac du Bonnet


MOPIA at 29th Meeting of the Parties 

MOPIA hosted a booth and actively engaged in the side events and participated in the formal Meeting of the Parties November 24-28 in Montreal. MOPIA met representatives from dozens of countries around world and shared our expertise on addressing ozone depleting and climate change substances. Manitoba is unique to world in many approaches to stewardship of harmful substances.

Below, see our strong MOP 29 MOPIA team: Kent Cielen, Don Thomson, John Kubilanski, Mark Miller and Meghan Skorodenski.


Summary of the meeting can be accessed via:





MOPIA at MARR Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum

MOPIA’s Mark Miller (Executive Director) attended seminars at the Annual MARR Forum in Winnipeg on October 19. The sessions examine recycling from a variety of sectors including white goods, cylinders, besides composting and many others. Emerging waste management on First Nations communities was a focus at the event. See the presentations via MARR: 

Mark pictured below with RM of Springfield Reeve Bodnaruk, Councillor Erickson, PureSphera Recycling Rep. Melissa Leclerc. Also seen, MOPIA’s Booth at the 2016 Forum.




HRAI Education Seminar & Tradeshow

MOPIA attended the HRAI Manitoba Education Seminar and Hosted a Booth at their Tradeshow, October 12 in Winnipeg.



September  2018 Bulletin


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An archive of our monthly Bulletins can be found under the Bulletin menu tab.



Current Ozone/Climate News (International)

Get the latest news from United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics:









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MOPIA’s Program Awareness Sessions

MOPIA hosted a series of complimentary program awareness sessions across Manitoba in Spring/Summer 2018. Sessions are being planned for 2019 (May-July)…to share the latest information and hear from our stakeholders.

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Its Time to Submit your Records

Every certified technicians must report the use (or not) of any and all regulated substances (refrigerants and halons) by February 1 documenting use for the previous year (i.e. 2016) to MOPIA.

This may be done by submitting the use records information by fax, email or mail. If you require a record data sheet, one is provided below or you may simply create one with excel or other data program. Data must include the date, type, quantity and use of refrigerant and include the system or equipment it was being used in. Please ensure to inform us if you did not use any regulated refrigerants – as this is logged for statistical purposes and as a compliance requirement that you reported your use or non-use. Similar to reporting and submitting your tax return, submitting this info keeps your file active and current. Here is a sample sheet to guide you below:

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Contact MOPIA is you require guidance or have any questions.


MOPIA’s 24th AGM

MOPIA’s 24 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was April 10, 2018 in Winnipeg.

Our 24th Annual Report can be accessed below.

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Federal Regulatory Changes

The Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on Wednesday June 29, 2016, will come into force on December 29, 2016 and will repeal and replace the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998.

The final Regulations can be found at the following website:

Check out details, and fact sheets issued by ECCC below:

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Climate Change COP 23 – Bonn

The 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties will be meeting in Bonn, Germany:  6-17 November 2017.

View progress at the meetings at:



Agreement to Amend The Montreal Protocol and include HFCs


The 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol happened in Kigali, Rwanda 8-15 October 2016. A global agreement on HFCs, potent greenhouse gases was achieved after some 7 years of discussion and posturing. Check out what the Kigali Amendment means with the pdf here:

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Follow the meeting via IISD and the UNEP Ozone Secretariat via the links below.

See MOPIA’s Press release here: mopia-new-release-on-hfc-agreement-oct-2016-kigali-rwanda-mop-28




International Ozone Day

Happened on September 16!!

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

UNEP Wesbite:

 Theme and Tagline in the Six Official UN Languages

األوزون والمناخ : استعادتهما من قِبل عالم متحد
العمل نحو تقليل انبعاثات مركبات الكربون الهيدروفلورية المسببة لالحترار العالمي بموجب بروتوكول مونتريال



Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united

Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol


L’ozone et le climat: Restaurés grâce à un monde uni

Oeuvrer à réduire les HFC au potentiel élevé de réchauffement planétaire dans le cadre du Protocole de


Озон и климат: Восстановятся с помощью мира

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El ozono y el clima: Restaurados por un mundo unido

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Federal Halocarbon Regulation Amendments

The Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette, on Wednesday June 29, 2016.  The Regulations will enter into force 6 month after its publication.

It is now available online at:



2017-18 Certification Renewal Form

Its time to renew your personal certification for June 1, 2016-17 period.

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Purchasing Bulletin

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MOPIA’s 2014-15 Annual Report

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37th & 38th OEWG and 3rd Extraordinary MOP

Important meetings are happening in Vienna, Austria 15-23rd July, 2016 to discuss and finalize a pathway forward to deal with potent GHG HFCs.

Follow progress and decisions at these sessions via the following links:





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27th MOP in Dubai

An important international meeting took place in Dubai to discuss HFCs and Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. MOPIA’s Chair and Executive Director attended to keep aware of developments.

See details at:

and at:




MOPIA on CBC Radio Noon Show


See Mark Millers CBC Radio Opinion Piece at:




New Chair of MOPIA

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MOPIA’s 21st AGM successfully Held!

MOPIA’s 21st AGM was held on Monday, March 23 in Winnipeg.

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Environment Canada Hosting Consultation Meeting(s)/Seeking Input on HFC Controls

Environment Canada hosted a consultation session and is planning some webinar sessions with selected industry sectors on HFCs and MOPIA was well represented with our Executive Director and Chair of the Board.

On December 6, 2014, the Minister of the Environment published a Notice of Intent to develop proposed regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to control the manufacture, import and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Canada.

Included in the Notice of Intent was a commitment to consult with representatives of provincial and territorial governments, industry, non-government organizations and other interested stakeholders.

Environment Canada is planning up to five stakeholder meetings to present the proposed regulatory provisions and to gather input. The first meeting, to which all stakeholders are invited, happened February 19, 2015. Up to four sector-specific meetings will follow in March 2015. All meetings are expected to be held in Gatineau, Quebec. For info contact:

Questions regarding the consultation process should be addressed to Stephanie Bourgeau at (819) 938-4235 or

Ozone Layer Protection and Export Controls Section
Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 11th Floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Fax: (819) 938-4218


MOPIA at the 27th MOP Montreal Protocol in Dubai



MOPIA Compliance Guide

MOPIA’s 2016 Edition of our Manitoba Regulatory Compliance Guide can be seen/accessed below. It is a valuable reference tool for industry and stakeholders who encounter the various regulated (ODS and Halocarbon) products. It’s here to download and share…..

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Let MOPIA know ( if you have any suggestions for improvement for any future edition.


Be Part of MOPIA’s stakeholder service directory Map

Ideal for consumers to access your business via our site:

Protected: Directory

Email MOPIA for information.




Consumer & Industry Bulletin

No Topping-up


Illegal / Non-compliant Refrigerant Cylinders in Manitoba

While the refrigerant manufacturer is legitimate, the refrigerant cylinder is a “Dispos-A-Can” and this is not allowed in Manitoba and certain other provinces.

Ensure the cylinders you buy are refillable and from a safe source. Likley all will have a core charge (deposit) and the seller has to accept them back for recycling.

Download and print: awareness poster

One-day Certification Training Classes

MOPIA offers our next training session as soon as we have enough applicants. So, if you are interested, let us know.  You may register by contacting us by email ( or phone (204.338.2222/1.888.667.4203) or by filling out the registration form under “Training”. The cost is $185.00.

Training (Certification) Application


MOPIA’s 21st AGM was March 23, 2015. Another Year of Success!

MOPIA’s 20th AGM was held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Red River College. Our Annual Report is available below:


MOPIA AR 2012-13 – 20th Annual Report 2014

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Purchasing/Wholesalers Bulletin

The sale of new or used A/C parts and equipment intended to contain a class 1,2 or 3 substance is restricted to SD Permit holders (companies) and persons holding a valid Manitoba ODS certification.

Download one of our latest Purchasing Bulletins below.

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Selling of Products by Retail Outlets

Retailers are obligated to comply with the same legislation as air conditioning contractors and wholesalers. Retailers may only sell regulated products (i.e. split A/C units, regulated refrigerants and parts connected to the closed refrigerant loop) to those who are certified through MOPIA and to companies that hold a valid Secondary Distributor Permit. Retailers must also hold a Secondary Distributor Permit if they are importing regulated products into Manitoba. MOPIA will be developing further information for consumers, retailers and wholesalers soon. Contact MOPIA if you require further info.



Record Data Sheets Due

Techincian Record Data sheets are due by February 1. All refrigerant use must be recorded and submitted to MOPIA. If you need assistance on how to complete them, let us help. Here is the form. You may use this one or make your own but make sure all the info is displayed.

Record Data Sheet


RSES Manitoba Monthly Webinars

Live and recorded Webinars by RSES Manitoba:




26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

MOPIA officials attended the 26th MOP.  See highlights of the meeting at:

MOPIA’s Location is at 1082 Main Street

MOPIA moved to 1082 Main Street, just south of Redwood and at Aberdeen Avenue and on Main Street in October 2011. Our phone number is 204.338.2222.

Program Awareness Sessions Held!

MOPIA held a series of outreach sessions across Manitoba. Thank you to those who attended and provided comments and suggestions for program improvements. For those unable to attend, the presentation powerpoint is provided here:

MOPIA Awareness Session Presentation

See the National Georgaphic 6 Degrees Climate Change at:

Link to Ms Universe UNEP Ambassador for Ozone and Climate video:

Sun Awareness Alert!

UV Warning – The UV Index has been 9 (very high) lately across Manitoba and even higher in other parts of Canada. See Environment Canada’s recent readings at:

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada with an estimated 74,100 new diagnoses of non-melanoma skin cancers in 2011. Another 5,500 will be diagnosed with more serious melanoma skin cancer. So remember when the UV’s high, slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat.

Retire your Fridge $40 Incentive Program:
Refrigerator Pick-up & Retirement Service

Manitoba Hydro residential customers can now save energy and money by getting rid of their old, working second refrigerators.  Hydro customers can be paid $40 for a working refrigerator that’s 15 years old or more, including free in-home pick up.

Refrigerator Program Press Release

New UNEP web site links

The UNEP Secretariat has updated their websites.  Visit them at:

– or –

It’s important to keep up-to-date on UNEP’s efforts, as we continue to see news of increasingly thin ozone layer coverage in the Arctic.

Also note, the next Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol will take place in October/November, 2014

The latest newsletter from the UNEP DTIE is here:







Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Trade

In Manitoba, persons working on residential air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment must have certain trade credentials.  Check what is required at:

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MOPIA’s 24th AGM a Success

MOPIA’s 24th AGM was held on April 10 in Winnipeg. There was no cost to attend and participants enjoyed a complimentary meal and info with reports from our Chair, Treasurer, Executive Director and Nominations Committee. Welcome Mr. Peter Creran (PureSphera) to our Board of Directors.

The 24th AGM Agenda and Annual Report can be accessed here:

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Import Rules for HFCs Changing/Aerosol, Foam & Auto HFC A/C Bans (2021)

Environment and Climate Change Canada released details regarding the Amendments to the Federal ODS and Halocarbons Regulations coming into effect on April 16, 2018. See more here…

Subject: Information Note 2018-01: Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Please find attached an Information Note on the Regulations Amending theOzone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) that provides important information on the consumption allowance system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
The Amendments will come into force on April 16, 2018
The Amendments are available online at:
Nathalie Morin
Chemical Production Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada


Proof Chemicals Deplete The Ozone Layer 

A new research paper recently published (January 4, 2018) in the Geophysical Research Letters Decline in Antarctic Ozone Depletion and Lower Stratospheric Chlorine Determined From Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations” highlights that  inorganic chlorine is the catalyst in destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere.  While this was often assumed, this is Paper is seen as providing the first direct proof that the ozone hole is recovering due to less chlorine (chemicals) in the stratosphere.

It is still believed the ozone hole and depletion in the broader context will still take until the years 2060-2080 before the ozone layer recovers itself naturally. See the full Paper at:


MOPIA Provides Training at Island Lakes First Nations

On February 28, 2018, MOPIA in collaboration with CIER, provided certification training to 17 First Nations waste management specialists. A picture of the group is below.

The Montreal Protocol turns 30


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Canada and The Paris Agreement

On October 5, 2016, Canada’s Parliament ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It becomes effective on November 4, 2016. Canada’s provinces will have to develop an approach to address climate change or the federal government will intervene.

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, released the following statement on the occasion of Canada ratifying the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York:

“From the earliest days of our government’s mandate, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, I have been invested in the Paris Agreement. In December 2015, I led Canada’s delegation to COP21, where Canada played an instrumental role in reaching that historic agreement to keep the global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius. And where Canada fought to make sure Indigenous rights were recognized in the Agreement by all 195 countries that signed on. And I was there when Canada signed the Paris Agreement on April 22, Earth Day.

“Today, Parliament voted to support the ratification of the Paris Agreement, true to our commitment to do so this year. And once again, Canada is a leader on climate change. Our action will bring the world over the threshold of 55 countries accounting for 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions needed to bring the Paris Agreement into force.

“Here at home, we continue to work for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, businesses, and the provinces and territories. We remain committed to developing a Canadian plan for clean growth and climate change to support families and businesses in making our country cleaner and more competitive.

“We are the first generation to truly feel the effects of climate change, and the last that is able to do something about it before it is too late. Canada’s children will remember today as the day the world did something about it.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Canadian and global effort to address climate change, and secure a cleaner future for our planet.”




Show It/See It – It’s the Law

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Purchasing Bulletin



37 & 38 OEWG in Vienna

The 37th and 38th OEWG and the 3rd Extraordinary MOP was held in Vienna, Austria July 15-23. Review the documents discussed via following the website below:


Halocarbon Stewardship Plans Required 

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) has published a Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Halocarbons Used as a Refrigerant in the Canada Gazette, Part I. This Notice is published under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).
This Notice was developed in consideration of all comments received from stakeholders further to the publication of the proposed Notice on April 18, 2015. A document containing the responses to comments received during these consultations is posted here at
This Notice applies to companies that:
  1. annually import 100 kg or more of bulk halocarbons, whether alone or in a mixture, to be used, in whole or in part, as a refrigerant in the refrigeration or stationary air conditioning sectors; or
  2. manufacture or reclaim halocarbons that are to be used, whether alone or in a mixture, in whole or in part, as a refrigerant in the refrigeration or stationary air conditioning sectors; or
You may refer to the following documents that are available on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s website under “Pollution Prevention Planning Support tools” at
  • Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of CEPA 1999: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Guidelines for Implementation of the Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of CEPA 1999
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Pollution Prevention Planning Handbook
A copy of the Notice can be found at



Manitoba’s 41st Legislature Throne Speech

Throne Speech


Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama Meet & Agree on Climate Path

See joint statement to address climate change including HFCs via the link below:



Aerosol HFC Controls Encouraged

MOPIA has long advanced and encouraged the elimination of the use of HFC’s in aerosol containers. HFC 134a and HFC 52 are used as a propellant carrier product gas in many, many consumer products from air horns to anti-perspirants. Alternatives and other methods are available for manufacturers to mitigate the use of HFCs in these applications. See our latest news on this issue:

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37th OEWG Meets in Geneva – HFCs Controls on the Agenda

The 37th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol took place in Geneva, Switzerland, 4-6 April. Some progress was made in considering a pathway forward to include and control HFCs but no formal agreement was reached. Parties will be meeting again in Vienna, Austria in Summer 2016 at an intersessional meeting to possibly formalize an amendment in time for the in next Montreal Protocol meeting set for October 2016 in Rwanda.


International Ozone Day

September 16 is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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Regulated Products Bulletin

Find out what products are regulated in Manitoba in our Bulletin highlighted here:

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2018 SD Permit Renewal Form

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Click on the link above to access a 2015 renewal Secondary Distributor Permit form or below for a Record Data Form.

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Environment Canada Notice on HFCs

Environment Canada has issued a Notice of Intent to Regulate HFCs. See details via the links highlighted here:

In addition, a News Release is available here:


MOPIA’s Sept 2018 Bulletin

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DIY – Use a Professional

Consumers should be cautious that topping-up of a regulated refrigerant is prohibited and adding a different refrigerant into an existing A/C system inappropriately has risks – see our poster below…..

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2018 Program Awareness Sessions

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events are taking place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concern.

Dates and locations will be posted on the registration form below.

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 Scientific Assessment Released

The Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) of the Montreal Protocol has completed its quadrennial assessment in accordance with decision XXIII/13 of the 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.  The report entitled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014” can be downloaded from the Ozone Secretariat’s website at this link:
The Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the Montreal Protocol has completed its quadrennial assessment in accordance with decision XXIII/13 of the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. The EEAP report entitled “Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2014 Assessment” can be downloaded from the Ozone Secretariat’s website at this link:   


Significant Arctic Ozone Depletion

Ozone Depletion Significant in the Arctic – Record Levels

Also note, the next Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol will take place in Montreal in Fall, 2017. See details at:


Certification Training

NEXT Session: April 14, 2018 in Winnipeg at RRC.

MOPIA’s regularly holds “one day-all day” certification training sessions throughout the year upon need by our stakeholders. If you are interested in attending one of this session, please fill out the training application form seen below and return it to us through email, fax or mail. We will keep this application on file, and alert you on the next session date.

MOPIA is also looking into on-line and self-study options to accommodate our rural stakeholders.  If this applies to you please contact us for more details.

   Training (Certification) Application 2016



Switch the Stat

Switch the Stat is a National Stewardship effort to responsibly collect mercury switches from all sorts of equipment including fridges and freezers. If you have mercury switches, look for a local depot to deposit them. See: 

MOPIA is a Switch the Stat Depot at 1082 Main Street. Hours to drop off switches are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm weekdays.


MOPIA’s 24th Annual General Meeting

MOPIA’s 24th AGM will be held on April 10, 2018 in Winnipeg at MOPIA.

View the 2015/16 Annual Report (below).

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2011 Stateholder Meetings

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events will take place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concerns.

Register early to reserve a seat. Email MOPIA your name and location selection. Seats may be limited at venues.

Winnipeg (Viscount Gort) June 7 7:45 am

Thompson June 8 12 noon

The Pas/Flin Flon June 9 12 noon

Neepawa June 13 12 noon

Dauphin June 14 12 noon

Brandon June 15 12 noon

Morris July 12 12 noon

Selkirk July 13 12 noon

Winkler July 14 12 noon

Steinbach July 21 12 noon

All locations will be confirmed by email to those registered and posted on our website. Obtain your registration form at our website or by contacting us. A registration form was also just mailed to our members. Hope to see you there!

2011 Stateholder Meetings

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events will take place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concerns.

Register early to reserve a seat. Email MOPIA your name and location selection. Seats may be limited at venues.

Winnipeg (Viscount Gort)
June 7  – 7:45 am

June 8 – 12 noon

The Pas/Flin Flon
June 9 – 12 noon

June 13 – 12 noon

June 14  – 12 noon

June 15 – 12 noon

July 12 – 12 noon

July 13 – 12 noon

July 14 – 12 noon

July 21 – 12 noon

All locations will be confirmed by email to those registered and posted on our website. Obtain your registration form at our website or by contacting us. A registration form was also just mailed to our members. Hope to see you there!

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Show It Bulletin

2015 show it poster - MAY2015


Purchasing Bulletin

MOPIA purchasing bulletin - May 2015-low


New Federal Code of Practice

Environment Canada released an updated Federal Code of Practice in April 2015.

See the Environmental Code of Practice for the Elimination of Halocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems at:

icon-PDF-tiny  Code Practice 2015 EC



MOPIA’s Next One-day Training Date

Next date is TBA. Watch for several new dates soon.



2016 Secondary Distributor Permit Renewals/Apps

Those companies handling/purchasing/importing into the Province regulated parts and refrigerants will require a company Secondary Distributor Permit. The renewal or application form for you is here:

icon-PDF-tiny   SD 2016 Renewal


27th Meeting of the Parties (MOP)

The 25th MOP took place 21-25 October in Bangkok. MOPIA’s Chair and Executive Director were present to hear the latest and share information. You may also visit 2 portals to obtain supplemental information. See:

New Arctic Ozone Video from UNEP OzonAction

The Arctic & the Ozone Layer: Stabilizing our environment and climate. In 2011, extremely low ozone levels were recorded in the Arctic.

New Refrigerant HFO 1234yf in Manitoba

MOPIA has found that certain large auto dealerships are beginning to receive new 2014 vehicles with new refrigerant HFO 1234yf within their air conditioning systems (containing a refrigerant charge of 1.2 lbs). The refrigerant comes in cylinders of 4.5 kg, much less than the typical 30lb cylinder for previous refrigerants HFC 134a and HCFC 22, as the cost for HFO 1234yf retail is approximately $140/lb. We are told this new refrigerant requires a different recovery machine than that for HFC 134a or risk damage to the unit. HFO 1234yf is noted as flammable.












Hydrocarbon Webinar with George Kurowski/RSES Manitoba

See the web replay at:






International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16: See:



Passing of a Champion

MOPIA regrets to announce the passing of our former Chair, Board member and current Secretary on the Executive Committee, Mr. Bill Taylor, on August 26 in Winnipeg. Bill has been a fixture within MOPIA since day one, for nearly 20 years. He was an invaluable source of knowledge and insight. We extend our condolences to his family. Bill is seen here (at left) at the 20th Montreal Protocol Meeting.


New 2013 Compliance Guide Released

MOPIA recently released our 2013 edition of our Manitoba Compliance Guide targeted for those in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors. You may view it below:

MOPIA Compliance Guide – Consultation Draft-web



Attend a MOPIA Awareness Session

You are encouraged to attend one of several awareness sessions being held across Manitoba beginning in June. These events are free, include a complimentary meal and refreshments as well as about an hour of information including a chance to voice your suggestions or concerns. Pre-register by downloading the form below and returning it to MOPIA in advance.

2015 Summer Sessions Registration Form – web- May 2015

So far, MOPIA has been to: Steinbach,  Morden/Winkler,  Portage la Prairie and Selkirk, Winnipeg, Dauphin and Brandon.

Our next sessions are being planned for Flin Flon, Thompson and The Pas (September 2013).

Addition locations may be added, where enough interest is identified.



New Executive Leadership Team Selected

At a meeting held in Winnipeg, MOPIA’s Board of Directors elected our Executive Committee Leadership Team (ExCom) for the 2015 period. See these appointments below:

 PR Excom Appointments 2015


MOPIA’s 19th AGM was held on Earth Day, April 22, 2013

MOPIA’s 19th AGM was held on Monday, April 22 in Winnipeg at a special venue, MACDON Industries. There were a few proposed Bylaw amendments adopted, these can be seen below.

The 2011/12 Annual Report is available now below:

MOPIA AR 2011-12 – 19th Annual Report 2013

Bylaws amendments Proposed 2013

AGM 19th April 22 2013

Our 20th AGM is April 21, 2014. Mark your calendar!


Planning to Purchase Regulated Products….. Make Sure You Know……

Manitoba’s Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation 103/94 restricts the sale and purchase of a variety of refrigerants and any new or used part(s) connected to the closed refrigerant loop.

In order to purchase any HCFC or HFC refrigerant and parts or equipment, you must be a Manitoba certified technician and/or hold a Secondary Distributor Permit. See our Bulletin below:

Regulated Products Bulletin 2013

SD Who can Acquire-Purchasers Notice 2013


Fire Protection (Halon) Alternatives

Halon Alternatives MOPIA Bulletin 2013


Mobile Air Conditioning Update on HFO 1234yf

REPORT TO THE MMDA from MOPIA January 2013


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