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September 20, 2019

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  • Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online, Online Learning  More

  • Events Planning and Management , September 23, Alexandria, ON  More

  • Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment, September 24, Markham, ON  More

  • Leadership Skills for Recreation Professionals , September 30, Petawawa, ON  More

  • Cemeterian™ Operations and Management , October 21, ON  More

  • Basic Arena Refrigeration , October 21, Listowell, ON  More

  • Basic Arena Refrigeration , October 21, LaSalle, ON  More

  • Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment, October 22, Markham, ON  More

  • Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment, October 28, Port Elgin, ON  More

  • Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment, October 30, London, ON  More

  • NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®), November 4, Cochrane, ON  More

  • Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment, November 12, Port Elgin, ON  More

  • Cemeterian™ Master Class, December 2, Mississauga, ON  More

  • Basic Arena Refrigeration, December 9, Caledonia, ON  More


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Thanksgiving Day Public Holiday – October 14

Many employees will get the day off with pay on Thanksgiving Day. At some workplaces, you must work if asked by your employer. If you have to work, your employer may have to pay you one-and-a-half times your regular pay rate, plus any other public holiday pay.   Public Holidays   I   Special rules & exemptions

City Time Theft Results in Job Loss and Suspensions for 15

Eight City of Winnipeg staff were recently fired and seven were suspended after an internal review prompted by a tax payer group investigation identified their poor conduct.   More

Workplace time theft is an issue that many managers are called upon to address. Extended breaks, checking personal social media or using sick leave inappropriately are some of the ways financial resources are often wasted. The ORFA developed the “Understanding and Correcting Worker Time Theft” guideline to assist in better understanding the issue.  More

RFAM - Asset Management Software Gains National Traction

The ORFA investment in the Ontario Good Roads/MARMAK recreation facility asset management software (RFAM) that allows recreation facility management to create and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all infrastructure is being adopted by other provinces and territories. The inventory tool is available as a benefit of membership to all ORFA members, with other modules available for a modest monthly commitment. The design of the data collection systems was developed with input from ORFA’s Technical Advisory Committee members with a goal to standardize basic information collection and to assist users in quickly developing a custom program for their operations. The ORFA is pleased to see licensed partnership agreements struck with the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia, Alberta Recreation Facility Personnel, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation Prince Edward Island, and the Ontario Trails Council. Asset management will continue to be a priority for all communities. If you have not started to collect the information, you are encouraged to begin. If you have started to collect the information, it is easily transferred into this user friendly tool.   More

Global Esports Economy Will Top $1 Billion for the First Time in 2019

As facility managers work hard on attracting users to their facilities, and parents try and keep their children from locking themselves in a virtual world, the reality of the economics attached to e-sports is real.  More

League of Legends states that in 2018 they have 67 million monthly players, 27 million daily players and 7.5 million peak concurrent players. The 2018 esport world championships had more than 200 million viewers. It is suggested that esports will have more viewers than NFL Football by 2020. All facility stakeholders need to be aware of this potential challenge and adjust operations accordingly.  More 


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    Town of Gravenhurst, ON

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    Upper Canada College, Toronto, ON

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    Town of East Gwillimbury, ON

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    Town of East Gwillimbury, ON

  6. Refrigeration Plant Operator    More
    City of Pembroke, ON

  7. Operations Coordinator    More
    City of Burlington, ON

  8. Supervisor of Operations    More
    City of Burlington, ON

  9. Arena Facility Operator    More
    St. Andrew’s College, Aurora, ON

  10. Recreation, Team Building & Programs Manager    More
    Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston, ON

  11. Seasonal Labourer    More
    City of Richmond Hill, ON

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    Oro-Medonte, ON

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