Canadian Wildlife Federation
The CWF certifies instructors to deliver Project WILD training in Canada. This is an internationally praised K-12 environmental education program. For information on how to become an instructor go to the CWF website.
Hike Nova Scotia
Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia. They are affiliated with the Nova Scotia Trails Federation and Recreation Nova Scotia. Hike Nova Scotia uses advocacy, communication, awareness, education and leadership to promote time outside. Their strong organizational presence throughout the province positively influences outdoor practitioners in this part of the country.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Award is a non-competitive program in which participants aged 14-24 set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, fitness, and adventure. OCC members can make a contribution by enlisting as volunteer leaders for the program and in many other ways.
The Outdoor Centre
The Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary is the largest in North America. It offers introductory level skills courses in a most human powered outdoor activities and has a huge rental program. All courses and rentals are open to the public.
The Interpretive Guides Association
The IGA represents, trains and certifies the interpretive guides who connect people to Canada's mountain parks. Their mission is to establish and maintain the highest standards in heritage interpretation in Canada's West. These interpreters weave the local natural and cultural history into engaging stories that help people feel a personal connection to mountain landscapes and cultures in Canada.
Tourism HR Canada
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Baccalauréat en intervention plein air and Laboratoire d'expertise et de recherche en plein air)
Tourism HR Canada is recognized as a global leader in setting occupational standards, building competency frameworks, developing occupational training and certification programs under the emerit brand. Of specific interest to outdoor leaders are the Outdoor Adventure Guide, Hunting Guide, Heritage Interpreter, and Aboriginal Tourism Business Guide certifications.
The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) offers a Baccalauréat en intervention plein air (BIPA). The program trains outdoor leaders to develop, manage and supervise safe outdoor activities. Domains covered include adventure tourism and ecotourism, expedition leadership, industrial and scientific mission logistics, project management, outdoor education and adventure therapy. The Laboratoire d’expertise et de recherche en plein air (LERPA) from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) aims to contribute to the structuring and the development of the outdoors field through research, consulting services, tool development, training and information distribution activities.