Ontario Playground Academy
The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) has developed the Ontario Playground Academy to meet the needs of those involved and responsible for the hands-on inspections and maintenance of public playspaces and playground facilities. We offer training in playground inspection through our Playground Workshop, Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis Workshop, and Registered Playground Practitioner training sessions.
Safe Play - A High Priority
The Ontario Parks Association places a high priority and commitment on the provision of safe play structures in our public spaces. We want to help ensure that they are safe and accessible. OPA also emphasizes the strong need to educate caregivers, supervisors and others about the benefits of positive and safe play experiences for our children.
What You Will Learn
Attendance at the Ontario Playground Academy will teach you about significantly lowering the risk of injuries in play areas by providing a safe outdoor learning experience for all. The Ontario Playground Academy uses the CAN/CSA-Z614-07, Children's Playspaces and Equipment, as a base document for the three independent courses of the Academy.
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Playground Workshop - Playgrounds and Practical Choices
Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis Workshop
Registered Playground Practitioner