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
807-737-1135 ext. 4000
Richard Shawanda
rshawanda@ofntsc.org
705-698-0240
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:
    Sioux Lookout: Days Inn
    Week 1: Feb 12 - 16
    Week 2: Mar 5 - 9
    Closed

    Sioux Lookout: Days Inn
    Week 1: May 28 - Jun 1
    Week 2: Jun 18 - 22
    Closed

    Kenora: Clarion Lakeside Inn
    Week 1: Jun 25 - 29
    Week 2: Jul 16 - 20
    Registration Form

    Timmins: Ramada Timmins
    Week 1: Sep 10 - 14
    Week 2: Oct 1 - 5
    Registration Form

    Dryden: Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence
    Week 1: Sep 17 - 21
    Week 2: Oct 15 - 19
    Registration Form

    Belleville: Travelodge Hotel Belleville
    Week 1: Oct 22 - 26
    Week 2: Nov 12 - 16
    Registration Form

    London: Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn
    Week 1: Nov 19- 23
    Week 2: Dec 10 - 14
    Registration Form
    Coming soon . . .