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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.

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

Yardstick is working to collect, share and compare vital parks information to measure current performance, evaluate user satisfaction and advocate for future improvements. They are comparing parks locally, nationally and globally. Click here to learn more.

University of Guelph's Turf Managers' Short Course


Gain an understanding of current turf issues industry experts and professionals. Attend the University of Guelph's Turf Managers Short Course February 5 to March 2, 2018

To learn more about this University of Guelph training session, click here.

Sustainable Trails Certification

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

Smart About Salt Training 

The Smart About Salt Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting freshwater from winter salt applied around facilities. Their innovative training program focuses on ways to improve winter salting practices on facility grounds.  This training program has been developed specifically for Owner/ Operators and their staff of winter contracting companies who apply salt, plow or shovel snow around facilities. 

Click here to register for Smart About Salt Operator Training Program. 

Click here to register for Smart About Salt Facility Manager Training Program. 

Check out what is happening with our friends at Communities in Bloom Ontario by clicking the logo above - you will be redirected to their website.

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