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OPA takes great pride in partnering with other organizations to continue to spread awareness and work toward Protecting Tomorrow Today. This page lists some of the upcoming events or programs these partners are hosting.


This certificate will give participants the skills to plan, design, construct and maintain sustainable nature trails. Courses in this certificate are taught by field experts from one of Canada’s leading environmental education institutions, Fleming College’s renowned Frost Campus. The certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters. Courses are scheduled on weekends or are available online. Full course descriptions and information can be found here.




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Contact our friends at greenLEF Landscaping. Make your life easier while helping to grow this social enterprise program. It's a win-win partnership! 

Organic Master Gardner Course

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is offering the Organic Master Gardner course in Ajax this fall. This course is the first step to becoming an Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner with SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care). I’m wondering you could share the information below with your network? I would also like to know when the fall issue of the Green Sward is released. Our Ajax course starts September 5, which may be before the Fall issue of the Green Sward. If the info could be passed to your network in an email newsletter, or as an Education & Training event, I’d greatly appreciate it. Please note that this course has been preapproved for industry credits through ISA, MGOI, CNLA, IPM and Landscape Ontario.

About the Organic Master Gardener Course: Dig deep into organic land care this fall with the Organic Master Gardener course! This popular course examines the connections between soil, plant, human, and environmental health while addressing sustainable land management practices to maintain food and ornamental gardens in the urban landscape. Suitable for everyone from experienced landscapers to novice backyard gardeners, you are sure to be inspired.

Dates: Tuesday, September 5 to December 5

Location: Ajax, ON (exact location to be confirmed)

Registration: $685 for COG Members, $740 for non-members

For more information and to register please visit the COG  website at http://www.cog.ca/

Any questions about the course can be directed to Julia Dupsuis at julia@cog.ca.

Communities in Bloom

National Symposium on Parks & Grounds and National and International Awards Ceremonies

When: September 13 -16, 2017 

Where: Gatineau/Ottawa – National Capital Region

For more information and to register:


Communities in Bloom  (in partnership with the Ball Horticultural Company) have produced a flyer that outlines some flower options that can be used in creating Canada's 150th logo in a floral display. Click here to download the flyer so you can begin planning your 2017 garden displays.


OPA is a proud member of the Green Infrastructure Ontario CoalitionWorking together to promote the value of green infrastructure in Ontario.

Ontario Parks Association

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

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

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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