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    • Monday, July 01, 2019
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 28
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    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    July 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by July 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, July 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, July 29, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 01, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thorold, ON
    • 21
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, July 29 to Thursday, August 1, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Thorold Arena, 70 Front St N Thorold, ON, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Thursday, August 01, 2019
    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 29
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    August 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by August 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, August 09, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Clearview Township, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Stayner Community Centre, 269 Regina Street Stayner, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Rob Lilbourne, CRFP, CIT, Director of Parks and Recreation, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, August 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fort Frances, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, August 12 to Thursday, August 15, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Memorial Sports Centre, 740 Scott St, Fort Frances, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, August 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • LaSalle, ON
    • 26
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway, LaSalle, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Greg Wright, CRFP, Manager of Community Services, Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Retired)

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, August 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thorold, ON
    • 15
    Register

    Cemeterian™ Operations and Management

    Monday, August 19 to Thursday, August 22, 2019                                                 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Lakeview Cemetery, 3651 Thorold Townline Rd, Thorold, ON -  Google Map


    Course information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a cemetery work environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Director of Parks and Outside Services, City of Cambridge (Retired)

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • LaSalle, ON
    • 28
    Register

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway, LaSalle, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Greg Wright, CRFP, Manager of Community Services, Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Retired)

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    September 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by September 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, September 06, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Kingston, ON
    • 27
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 6, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Cataraqui Arena, 1030 Sunnyside Road, Kingston - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Newmarket, ON
    • 19
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1), 100 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 27
    Register

    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4P1 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Alexandria, ON
    • 17
    Register

    Events Planning and Management

    Monday, September 23 to Thursday, September 26, 2019,                            8:30 am to 4:30 pm                                                                                                Sports Palace (Community Hall), 170 MacDonald Blvd. Alexandria, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Cathy Seguin, Manager, Arenas and Facilities, Memorial Gardens Sports Arena, City of North Bay (Retired)

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • LaSalle, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, September 23 to Thursday, September 26, 2019
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway, LaSalle, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Markham, ON
    • 17
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Rouge River Community Centre - 120 Rouge Bank Dr, Markham, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 03, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Petawawa, ON
    • 25
    Register

    Leadership Skills for Recreation Professionals

    Monday, September 30 to Thursday, October 3, 2019,                                    8:30 am to 4:30 pm                                                                                                      Civic Centre (Main Hall – 2nd Floor), 16 Civic Centre Rd, Petawawa, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Angelo N. Caravaggio OMM, CD, Ph.D.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    October 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by October 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Cambridge, ON
    • 22
    Register

    Cemeterian™ Operations and Management

    Monday, October 21 to Thursday, October 24, 2019                                         8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Hespeler Memorial Arena, 640 Ellis Rd, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N1 -  Google Map


    Course information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a cemetery work environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Director of Parks and Outside Services, City of Cambridge (Retired)

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Listowel, ON
    • 21
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, October 21 to Thursday, October 24, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Steve Kerr Memorial Arena, 965 Binning St W, Listowel, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • LaSalle, ON
    • 28
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, October 21 to Thursday, October 24, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway, LaSalle, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Markham, ON
    • 17
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Rouge River Community Centre - 120 Rouge Bank Dr, Markham, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Port Elgin, ON
    • 22
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Municipal Office Plex, (Rotary Hall Meeting Room), 600 Tomlinson Dr, Port Elgin, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Greg Wright, CRFP, Manager of Community Services, Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Retired)

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • London, ON
    • 30
    Register

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, Octobner 31, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Civic Garden Complex - 625 Springbank Dr, London, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Greg Wright, CRFP, Manager of Community Services, Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Retired)

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    November 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by November 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Port Elgin, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Municipal Office Plex, (Rotary Hall Meeting Room), 600 Tomlinson Dr, Port Elgin, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Greg Wright, CRFP, Manager of Community Services, Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Retired)

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 25
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, November 18 to Thursday, November 21, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4P1 - Google Map

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Sunday, December 01, 2019
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    December 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by December 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, December 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mississauga, ON
    • 29
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    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Monday, December 2, 2019, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1 -  Google Map

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, December 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mississauga, ON
    • 24
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    Cemeterian™ Master Class

    Monday, December 2, 2019, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON L0G 1V0 -  Google Map

    The Cemeterian™ Master Class is designed to enhance the strategic skills and knowledge of cemeterians who encounter unique challenges in their operational and/or managerial roles. The Cemeterian™ Master Class is open to graduates of the Cemeterian™ Operations and Management course, or for those experienced cemetery operators and managers with significant knowledge of a cemetery environment. The course curriculum will reflect the most current emerging issues and trends affecting all cemetery stakeholders.

    Topics include:

    • Abandoned Cemeteries: Current and Future Challenges
    • Cemetery Financial Management: Effectively dealing with a negative operational balance sheet
    • Interment Rights and the Open Market: Understanding the obligations and potential pitfalls
    • Death, Dignity and Worker Safety: Balancing customer service and staff protection
    • Open Forum: Participants are invited to bring their operational issues/questions to the course and share/learn from the group’s experiences and expertise. Issues/questions in advance of the course may be emailed to the facilitator at gbbarnes@rogers.com to allow for sufficient research time prior to the course start date.

    Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Barnes Cemetery Training and Consulting Services

    This course is worth 7 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

Past events

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (RC)
Monday, July 15, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, July 15, 2019 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, July 08, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, July 08, 2019 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 24, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 24, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Friday, June 21, 2019 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, June 17, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 17, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Friday, June 14, 2019 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) (RC)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, June 10, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 10, 2019 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Monday, June 03, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 03, 2019 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (UK)
Saturday, June 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Monday, May 27, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Thursday, May 23, 2019 NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) (RC)
Monday, May 20, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, May 13, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, May 06, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online