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
denisnault@kochiefs.ca
807-735-1381 ext. 4000
Glen Goodman
ggoodman@ofntsc.org
807-623-9595 ext. 115
Corinne Louther
clouther@wcwc.ca
866-515-0550 ext. 312

Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators for First Nations


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 2019:
    Sudbury: Location TBA
    Week 1: Feb 4 - 8
    Week 2: Feb 25 - Mar 1 

    Fort Frances: Location TBA
    Week 1: Mar 4 - 8
    Week 2: Mar 25 - 29

    Sioux Lookout: Location TBA
    Week 1: Apr 1 - 5
    Week 2: Apr 29 - May 3

    Timmins: Location TBA
    Week 1: May 6 - 10
    Week 2: May 27 - 31

    Dryden: Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence
    Week 1: Jun 3 - 7
    Week 2: Jun 24 - 28

    Thunder Bay: Location TBA
    Week 1: Oct 7 - 11
    Week 2: Oct 28 - Nov 1
    Coming soon . . .