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Subject:                          Alberta Chemist: News from the ACPA - Fall 2016



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         Chemistry you can trust.


 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 03-16

Fall 2016





Home Inventory

People often underestimate the value of contents of their home. TD Insurance suggests you keep an up-to-date inventory of your belongings and have sufficient coverage to pay for the cost of replacing them.


Lowering car insurance premiums

The key to lowering your car insurance premium lies in how you drive, what you drive, and the coverage you choose. Learn more car saving tips from TD Insurance   





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NEW - Introducing Professional Liability Insurance for Chemists 

We are happy to introduce HUB International and our new liability insurance group package for Professional Chemists. An introduction letter and application form are available here  and on our website under member only benefits.

Professional Liability Insurance is highly recommended for all professional chemists. Ensure that you are protected against possible financial loss!


Professional Development Credits

Have you filed your PDC credits? Are you keeping the correct documentation to support the credits you are claiming? 

Are your courses and on-going training relevant to the work you are doing? Maintaining your competency in your area of chemical practice is important.

Watch for more information on this topic over the next couple of months. 


Landfills and Leachate: Chemistries and Practical Solutions



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Calgary, Alberta


The Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta is pleased to offer a one-day workshop on chemical leachate issues that affect landfills and lagoons. 

This workshop will bring together the expertise of professional chemists to address the challenges facing regulators and leachate liability holders. It will help stakeholders and decision makers understand the basic chemistry of leachate components, outline the problems that leachates can cause, and provide strategies for dealing with leachate liabilities.

Workshop topics will include waste characteristics and leachate chemistry, landfill regulations, and management and remediation of leachate issues.

Visit our website for more information and to register.


NEW - Health, Dental and Travel benefit plan for ACPA members over 55 

ACPA is pleased to announce a new retiree benefits plan for eligible ACPA retired members.

ACPA has worked with the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA) to make the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan available to eligible ACPA retirees (present and future).

If you apply between September 1, 2016 and November 30, 2016, you are automatically approved for coverage, which includes Emergency out of Canada travel insurance.

The ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan offers four Extended Health Care plans to choose from. Coverage highlights include: prescription drugs, paramedical coverage (chiropractor, physiotherapist massage, etc.), coverage for wheelchairs, hearing aids and CPAP machines, and much more.There are also three Dental Care plans to choose from, which include dental exams, cleanings, fillings and minor and major restorations.

The following documents provide all the information you need to enroll in the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan:

You can also sign into your ACPA account on the ACPA website at and view this information on the Members Only Benefits page under the Member Menu.

You do not need to participate in this plan right now in order to get coverage in the future. As long as you join the ARTA plan following termination of coverage from your employer's (or your spouse's) group benefits plan, you may get coverage without medical evidence of insurability as long as you submit your application within 60 days of losing group benefits coverage. 

If you have general questions about the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan, or your eligibility to participate, please contact ARTA toll-free at 1-855-212-2400 or by email at


Have you registered for your Ethics Course?


All current ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. These are the last three Ethics courses that will be offered this calendar year.


Member Benefits

The ACPA has been working hard to identify some new member benefits.

Have you tried our Park'N Fly parking code yet? One of our members recently saved $18 on one week parking.


Park'N Fly Airport Parking is pleased to extend its corporate discount program to ACPA members. Members can use the discount code (#828974) for both 

business and leisure travel. If you travel frequently, you can save even more by joining the Rewards Program.

Fall promotional offer - get 250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. Check for details.

Visit our website for more information. Sign in to your account and view under Member Only Benefits.


Job Postings

Job postings are listed in the Careers page on the ACPA website. Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.


Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period. A $100 fee is charged for this service, but this fee will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the ACPA office.


The content of this newsletter is provided only as an information service to members. Inclusion of any information does not represent official positions, opinions or support of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), or its Officers, Directors, or staff members. The information is collected from a variety of sources and is circulated to the membership as information only. The ACPA does not guarantee that all submissions will be circulated and is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided.

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