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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Cambridge Golf Club on Friday, June 5th in support of the 2015 Dave Gower Memorial Event. Raising funds for the OPA Foundation while enjoying a fantastic, fun-filled day, complete with perfect weather and delicious food ... awesome!! See everyone next year in Brantford!

Two of the many reasons why OPA training is so important. 

OPA's chipper training would have prevented this young worker from losing the tips of two of his fingers. The Toronto Sun reported on June 3, 2015 about a chipper accident  that could have been prevented if proper training had been provided.

This guy should have attended one of OPA's Seasonal Equipment Training sessions!  He would have missed out on his 15 minutes of fame, but really, is fame worth a trip to the hospital and almost losing the sight in your eye? Wearing PPE is not an option when operating equipment.


Want to look like one of the cool kids? You can now purchase OPA branded clothing and merchandise at our online shop! Check it out today! 

OPA's Oline Clothing/Merchandise 


Green Sward Archives

OPA has been producing The Green Sward since 1969. Want to re-read your favourite Green Sward articles? Or look at pictures from back in the day? Email OPA and we will send you a PDF!


LEF Landscaping Training Program - Launch Your Career in Landscaping!!

Program details:

  • 6 weeks of training and certifications
  • 17 weeks of work experience placement
  • Over 10 industry qualifications from Ontario Parks Association
  • Gain experience completing landscaping projects
  • First Aid, CPR, WHMIS and Health & Safety Certifications
  • Connections with landscaping employers
  • Personalized employment supports
  • Over $4,000 worth of training at no cost to participants
  • TTC tokens, work boots, and other safety equipment provided

Qualified participants:

  • 19 to 29 years old
  • Available 35 hours a week
  • Able to lift 30 lbs and do physical labour
  • Hold a valid driver’s license (this would be an asset, but is not a necessity)

To register for an information session contact Griffin: phone 416-769-0830 ext. 2054 or email gmangroves@lefca.org

Need landscaping services? Check out GreenLEF Landscaping! Click on the logo below or go to http://www.greenlef.org/


Partner Programs


Green Infrastructure Design Charrette Report

To read the full report produced by this exciting project please click here.


Canada Job Grant

Did you know that as an employer, the Canada Job Grant can help you receive up to $10,000 in federal support to train new or current employees?

Learn more at: 


Current Job Postings

29 Jun 2015 • City of Vaughan
30 Jun 2015 12:30 PM • City of Woodstock

Thank you to our 
Partners in Education:

Upcoming Events

21 Jul 2015 11:59 PM • Landscape Ontario Offices, 7856 5th Line South, Hornby, ON L9T 2X8
15 Sep 2015 8:00 AM • 7856 5th Line South Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8
17 Sep 2015 8:00 AM • 3100 Conroy Road - Training Room (City of Ottawa building), Ottawa, ON
21 Sep 2015 8:30 AM • Preston Auditorium Banquet Hall, 1458 Hamilton Street, Cambridge, ON
05 Oct 2015 8:00 AM • Milton Sports Centre 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton, ON L9T 6J5
15 Oct 2015 8:30 AM • Community Complex, 381 Finkle Street Woodstock Ontario N4V 1A3



Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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