apple2.pngDo you have a passion for leading outdoors?
This is an entry level leadership course designed by the Outdoor Council of Canada ( which empowers successful outdoor leaders to plan and facilitate meaningful experiences in the great outdoors.  This 2-Day OCC course through licensed instructors provides:
• A nationally valid outdoor leadership certification
• A one-year membership to the OCC
Field leader courses had particular success in schools, youth organizations, and hiking clubs and are delivered in more than 9 different university and college programs.


18 years of age (16 or 17 year-olds can attain probationary certification which will become permanent on their 18th birthday. Read a 60 page manual & complete quizzes before attending course. Attend both days for certification.

Completing an OCC course through licensed instructors gives you

1. A nationally valid outdoor leadership certification.

2. A one-year membership to the OCC. 

Course Content

The course is divided between in- class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided & group discussions. Topics include: leadership, integrating ‘activity’ ‘participant’ and ‘venue’ to promote event quality and safety, constructing activity plans, identifying hazards and mitigation strategies, communication and team building between participants, co-leaders and other stakeholders, group management, enhancing situational awareness, emergency response, and post trip debriefing and facilitation. 

“I feel more skilled as a outdoor practitioner and have developed a knowledge base to make outdoor learning opportunities more engaging and learner-centred. I really appreciate the aspect of shared leadership.”    - Course Participant 

* Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain as defined by the OCC. The scope of practice as well as additional information for a FL (Hiking) graduate can be found on the OCC website  
2-DAY COURSE Oct 22 & 23rd
COST: $70 with HKCC grant (Reg $140)
9:00-4:00 each day
October 22, 2016 at 9:00am - October 23, 2016
1 Parkside Dr
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1K7
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Tanya Murray or Amanda Ferraro · · Registration Information 905-852-7831
$70.00 CAD

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