Expand Your Learning

This year we’re offering two additional training opportunities.

Register for them as part of your conference registration, or as stand-alone training.

Tuesday, Feb 21

Playground Safety Awareness Certification Course 

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
  • Location: Habitat Systems Inc Office (3762 Napier St, Burnaby, BC V5C 3E5)
  • Member Rate: $200; Regular Rate: $220 (Lunch is included with registration.)

If you are responsible for monitoring or maintaining playgrounds, this course is for you. This one-day course is for participants who need an introduction or refresher on playground safety and the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards. This course introduces and reviews the skills and knowledge required to detect hazards and non-CSA compliant installations. Participants will learn the theory necessary to conduct a practical on-site playground inspection in-class, and receive a certificate of completion following the session.

This course is sponsored by Habitat Systems Inc.


Friday, Feb 24

Building Resilience Into Your Garden Workshop

* This workshop has been approved for ISA CEU's. For full CEU details review page 7 of the Program Guide.

  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: UBC Botanical Garden - Reception Centre (6804 SW Marine Drive, VancouverBC Canada V6T 1Z4)
  • Member Rate: $75;  Regular Rate: $95

Our climate is changing faster than we are. Seasons are no longer predictable. We are experiencing more frequent and severe extreme weather events like storms and droughts. The longest-lived trees in our parks will need to endure the climate of the future. Significant efforts to prepare for climate change are needed, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. How do we adapt our management of landscapes to have reduced impact on the environment while also responding to a future climate? How do we support our communities to value and act for nature? This workshop aims to unify participants and help them prepare and plan for resilience in a changing climate. It will introduce horticultural practices and planning tools to support garden staff to integrate resilience into long-term planning and management.

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