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You have missed the early bird deadline - but you can still register to join in the fun and help raise funds for the OPAF Scholarship & Bursary Awards program!

Event Date: June 5th (with the Meet & Greet the evening before)
Event Location: Cambridge Golf Club
For information and to register, click the appropriate link below: 
Extend your visit to Cambridge and take in the Manulife LPGA Classic,
taking place June 3-7 at the Whistle Bear Golf Club

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 


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.


OPA & OPAF Annual General Meetings

The OPA and OPAF are pleased to announce they will be holding their Annual General Meetings on Thursday, June 4th in Cambridge, in conjunction with this year's Dave Gower Memorial Event.

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Location: Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre (700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge)

Schedule for the evening:

Meet & Greet  - 6:00 pm
OPA AGM        - 6:30 pm
OPAF AGM      - 7:30 pm
More Meet & Greet and Social Time              - 8:00 pm

Cost: Included with event registration.


OPA Back in the Day! Lets take a look back through OPA's history together! Check out the OPA Facebook Page for new pictures every week!
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: 


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

2015 Grey to Green Conference 

Monday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This year’s Grey to Green Conference will discuss some of the most pressing issues and developments regarding urban agriculture and resilience. 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with industry leaders and potential customers to get your product or service into the leading edge of green infrastructure conversation this year. 

Click on one of the following links to learn more about how you can get involved as a: 

Early bird rates to exhibit run until March 15, 2015Speaker deadline to submit proposals is February 2, 2015. If you have any questions about sponsorship, exhibiting or speaking this year, please do not hesitate to contact Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.


Green Infrastructure Design Charrette Report

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


Current Job Postings

12 Dec 2014 • City of Toronto
19 May 2015 • City of Mississauga

Thank you to our 
Partners in Education:

Upcoming Events

26 May 2015 8:00 AM • 7856 5th Line South, RR 4 Milton, ON L9T 2X8
05 Jun 2015 • Cambridge Golf Club, 1346 Clyde Road, Cambridge
05 Jun 2015 • Cambridge Golf Club, 1346 Clyde Road, Cambridge
10 Jun 2015 8:00 AM • Milton Sports Centre - Optimist Room, 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton, ON
15 Jun 2015 8:00 AM • Goderich Airport
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

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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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