ontario parks association

Protecting Tomorrow Today®

Education and Training

Did you know new and young workers are 4x more likely to get injured within their first month on the job than any other time? This is because they are not properly trained, unaware of the hazards, afraid to ask questions and/or unsure of what to expect.

Our training sessions are instructed by industry experts, all across Ontario. Through a combination of in-class theory and hands-on experience, attendees leave confident in their new skills, and ready to take on additional responsibilities in their workplace. We are always working to develop new courses based on feedback, and to continue to meet the needs of our members.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the OPA Training Sessions please click here to email the Training Department.

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*NEW* Ball Field Maintenance Practical Clinic - Coming in 2020

Ball Diamond Maintenance Workshop

Basic Chipper Handling Workshop

Book 7 Workshop

Bridge Inspection Workshop

One Day Chainsaw Safety 

Two Day Chainsaw Safety

 Chainsaw Safety Refresher

Irrigation Technician Workshop

*NEW* Invasive Species Workshop - Coming in 2020

Sports Turf Maintenance

(This course is being updated and will be coming back soon!)

Parks Operations and Maintenance

Registered Playground Practitioner 

Seasonal Equipment Training

Spray Pad Practitioner

Trails Specialist Workshop

Train the Trainer Workshop

Upcoming Training

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Parks Practitioner Designation Program

Parks employees are a wealth of experience and knowledge, and we want to help recognize that. We hope applying for the Intermediate and Advanced designations in this program will assist members in planning their professional development goals, and give them confidence in the knowledge they have in their field. This program will also help employers confidently choose employees, knowing they have the skills required to competently do the job.

Parks Practitioner Application Form

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