Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), Keewaytinook Okimakanak / Northern Chiefs Council (KO) and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) have partnered to develop and deliver drinking water training that meets the specific needs of First Nations communities and their operators. We are offering the Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators (ELC) to First Nations communities.
The ELC will be offered in different locations across the province. For information about upcoming sessions, contact the following:
Denis Nault
807-735-1381 ext. 4000
Glen Goodman
807-623-9595 ext. 115
Corinne Louther
866-515-0550 ext. 312

Managing Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities
This course is designed as an introduction to management practices related to the drinking water systems in First Nations' communities. The course provides a high-level overview of drinking water systems, explores components of effective drinking water system management and provides resources and practical tools for consideration in developing or making improvements to current practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Roles and responsibilities within the drinking water system
  • Key aspects of a drinking water system
  • Components of effective drinking water system management
  • Plans for developing policies and procedures
  • Resources available for guidelines and protocols related to drinking water system management
  • Who is this training for?
    This course is designed for First Nations Chief and Council, managers and supervisors who have operational responsibility for drinking water systems.

    Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators
    This training will be:
  • delivered at no cost including travel, meals and accommodations,
  • tailored to operators working in First Nations facilities, and
  • made available at convenient locations in Ontario.  

    This course provides operators with a basic understanding of water characteristics and public health, water science and mathematics, treatment and distribution systems. It is delivered over two weeks:

  • 1st week – facilitated self-study with face-to-face instructor support;
  • 2nd week – classroom instruction and hands-on component delivered by two instructors.
  • Schedule for 2020:

    Location: Keewaytinook Centre, 100 Casimir Ave
    Week 1: Mar 2 - 6
    Week 2: Mar 16 - 20

    Orillia (Rama)
    Location: 5899 Rama Road, Rama
    Week 1: Jun
    Week 2: Jun

    Thunder Bay
    Location: Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre, 698 Arthur Street West
    Week 1: Oct
    Week 2: Oct

    Coming soon . . .