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Trail Risk Management - June 14, 2018

Ontario Trails Council

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Trail Risk Management - June 14, 2018

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23 Tickets Jun 14, 2018 CA$120.00 CA$5.99 CA$16.38
Trail Risk Management - General 27 Tickets Jun 14, 2018 CA$175.00 CA$8.47 CA$23.85

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Event Details

On June 14, 2018, the Ontario Trails Council, in conjunction with Direct Bearing Risk Management Consultants Inc. is hosting an education session on “The Law and Risk Management” at Ontario Heritage Trust, 8 Adelaide Ave. E Toronto. 0900-1600.

Who should attend: any manager or person responsible for the safe and responsible operation of recreational trail, lands, parks or conservation areas with trails.

Course Objective: To provide participants with the best possible understanding of liability as it pertains to recreational trails. This course is not intended to substitute or replace formal legal advice, all information is provided for discussion purposes only.

Course Details: This course is delivered as a 1 day, 7-hour module. Using photos and /or video of actual trails we will demonstrate actual trail risks and show how these risks can be managed. Through the use of photos of real signage, we will provide participants with a “hands-on” experience allowing them to clearly differentiate between the good and the bad.

Course Outline:

1.     Responsibilities/Liability
2.     Requirements for Varying Types of Trails
3.     Policies and operations
4.     Joint & Several Liability
5.     Vicarious liability
6.     Immunities
7.     Assumption of Risk
8.     Risk Management
9.     Law of Risk Management
10.  Inspections
11.  Documentation
12.  Signs
13.  Appropriate Use of the trail
14.  Rules of the trail
15.  Risk Assessments
16.  Risk Financing
17.  Insurance


Fee:   Ontario Trails Members -$120.00 per person +fees and taxes

  Non-Members – $175.00 per person +fees and taxes

Provided: Lunch, coffee breaks and documents.

Contact: Patrick Connor, CEO, Ontario Trails. 613-484-1140,

  Instructor: Jeff Jackson, Algonquin College.

Adventure Industry Experience: 25 years of expedition guiding and instruction, ranging from the Yukon to Austria to the Southwest United States,

Senior instructor with Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School,

Manager of high profile kayak schools, expedition programs and Nordic ski resorts; trail builder and trail manager,

Risk management consultant working with Canadian and international organizations,

Present and publish extensively on adventure-based risk management issues.


Education: PhD candidate, Sprott School of Business; research in the area of safety motivation and organizational culture,

M.Ed., Charles Sturt University (2005); thesis research in using case studies to build judgment, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hon.) Wilfrid Laurier University (1993)


Professional Qualifications / Industry Certification: 

Co-author, Managing Risk, Systems Planning of Outdoor Adventure Programs (2010),

Whitewater kayak instructor trainer (CanoeKayak Canada); river rescue instructor.


Other Interests: Trail tourism and community development

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        With the generous support of   

Have questions about Trail Risk Management - June 14, 2018? Contact Ontario Trails Council

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Ontario Heritage Trust
8 Adelaide St. E
Toronto, ONTARIO M5C 1J3

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Ontario Trails Council

The Ontario Trails Council is a nonprofit organization, a charity incorporated in 1991, that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails.

The Trailhead "Event" series celebrates trail success coast to coast. Developed in Ontario Trailhead Conference showcases the best of the trail economy, trail activity, programs, services, marketing and communication.

These events reinforce community, build bridges between groups, put Canadians to work through trail tourism, trail building and trail jobs!

The Ontario Trails Council is proud of the 80,000km plus of trail in Ontario, and its role in assisting with the improvement in the 250,000+ of trails in Canada.

OTC is a proud supporter of all trail activities, accessible trails for all, first nations communities, and holds membership in The Canadian Trails Federation, and has had a leadership role in the National Trails Coalition.

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