Registration and General Information

Course registrations must be made online. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.

ORFA Registration Desk - Delta Hotel The ORFA registration desk will be located at the Delta Hotel. Please check-in at the ORFA desk for your identification badge.

Commuter Parking Pass Parking for the ORFA Annual Professional Development Program is available on-campus to commuters at the weekly rate of $65.00.

Special Needs If you have any special dietary requirements, are physically challenged or need literacy assistance please indicate on the registration form and we will endeavour to provide assistance, where possible. All seminar rooms are accessible by wheelchair.

Cancellation and Refunds A complete refund, less a $75.00 administration fee, will be issued provided written notification of cancellation is received by the ORFA no later than Friday, April 3, 2020. No refunds will be issued after this date. Registrants will receive a full refund should the ORFA cancel a course. ORFA reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a cancellation, any additional costs (e.g. travel, accommodation, etc.) incurred by the registrants will not be covered by the ORFA.

Examinations Policy All courses listed in this program brochure include examinations. Participants will write the examination on the last day of class.

Personal Protective Equipment Policy Registrants will be required to supply and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in some training courses. Safety footwear (CSA Approved – Green Patch) if so required must be brought and worn by the participant. This footwear must be in good condition and suitable for the learning environment. Other PPE may be made available to participants by the ORFA course instructors to those who take an active role in demonstrating the use of a piece of equipment or who must take part in equipment use as part of the learning experience. All participants are expected to identify any concern in their personal lack of ability to demonstrate or use any piece of equipment if called upon to do so. Further, the ORFA instructors or sub-instructors reserve the right to limit participation of any participant for the lack of or improper use of any piece of equipment or PPE. Participants attending those courses that require practical on-ice demonstrations are required to supply and wear their own head protection.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy No participant is to use any piece of equipment or attend any classes if under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The ORFA has a zero-tolerance policy on such activities. Any person who breaches this policy may be asked to immediately leave the program. Participants who are under the care of a medical professional must identify their condition in confidence to the primary ORFA course instructor. The ORFA reserves the right to limit any participation in hands-on training.

Facility Tour Policy Some courses undertake a visit to a working facility to observe operational equipment or activities. Travel to such areas may be coordinated by the course instructor and failing to meet at the predetermined location and time will require the participant find his/her own way to the site, at his/her own cost. Failing to attend may reflect on the set attendance requirement. Further, participants are reminded that such facility areas can be noisy, with equipment that may start or stop at any time, and that various noxious gases may be emitted on-site. It is the responsibility of each participant to observe a heightened sense of safety in such environments. Pranks, horseplay or other acts of unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated. Any person who breaches this policy may be asked to immediately leave the program.

All course participants are responsible for their own meals. The University of Guelph offers a variety of food and beverage outlets that are open for breakfast and lunch.