The CCAA is pleased to partner with several physical activity leadership organizations to offer a variety of new pre-conference training workshops at R2A 2018. These new certification programs will provide delegates with unique opportunities to improve understanding, develop skills, and broaden the scope of services they provide. The CCAA's TEP-F and FE4D will also be offered in 2018.
Enjoying a hike is increased by the presence of a leader. An effective leader is someone who knows the way, applies safety, best practices, fun, local knowledge, and the ability to work with his or her group to make a successful outing. Take the next step in your hiking progress and become a leader. Hike Ontario’s base certification program takes you from hiker to leader, ready to bring great outings to fellow hikers and inspiring them to join you. Length: 7.5 hours.
Much of the emphasis of this 7-hour workshop is instructional but, as a certification program, a significant portion of the agenda is assessment and skills evaluation. The certification issued to the successful candidates is a sanctioned standard and will assist the candidates in leading club hikes, and finding work in Provincial Parks, Youth Camps, Scouts and Guides.
To be eligible to take this course and, thereby become a Certified Hike Leader, students must have completed the Safe Hiker Program OR have demonstrated a level of hiking competence and experience, OR be a Certified Fitness Instructor or Instructor in training. Having completed a minimum of five (5) day hikes in the past 2 years is also required.
Methods of assessment include requiring the participants to model and demonstrate the appropriate actions of a hike leader.
This one-day training provides insights into the unique needs of older adults when participating in recreation or leisure activities in municipal centers or retirement communities. It provides evidence-based approaches to improve the experience of participants by implementing the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging. Length: 7 hours.
Through experiential learning activities, scenarios and group discussion, leaders will gain knowledge, tips, and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with participants and other staff members. Topics also include ageism, program planning, and the importance that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved general mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life.
Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:
Urban Poling is a fun and addictive low-impact activity for people of all ages and fitness levels. Learn how to teach this fantastic fitness activity with this practical and comprehensive course. Length: 6 hours.
This Workshop has been accredited for 12 CSEP Professional Development Credits.
Motivate your clients while significantly improving treatment outcomes for balance, core strength, posture, endurance; reducing impact on lower extremities and joints; and promoting functional gait patterns.
Learn how this dynamic evidence based patent pending tool is revolutionizing rehabilitation and is being used extensively in all continuum’s of health care instead of passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and even walkers.
They have been instrumental in promoting an upright posture and a functional walking pattern compared to canes and walkers. In my opinion they facilitate rehabilitation and return patients to optimal function faster.”
Dr. Charles G. Fisher MD MHSc FRCSC, Past President of the Canadian Spine Society
Urban Poling Inc has developed a variety of exercises which support fall prevention, but also provide numerous options to extend this program well beyond walking for your clients. This multidimensional program addresses the following areas:
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Urban Poling Inc has collaborated with the March of Dimes to expand the awareness of the ACTIVATOR program for these clients. Through this work a variety of exercises and strategies have been developed to facilitate rehabilitation and promote active living.
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The Urban Poling Certification Course will teach participants the practical skills of Nordic walking and how to teach Nordic walking to others.
You will learn everything you need to know about the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique and will be provided with all the materials, tools and support you require to provide one-on-one sessions, group classes and educational demonstrations.
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Participants should be dressed comfortably (running shoes or equivalent) and be prepared for outdoor activity.