EC Lunging Foundations

This course is for instructors, competition coaches, competition coach specialists, trainers and athletes. If you use the lunge line, this course is for you.

Our goal is to help you lunge safely and also prepare instructor and coach candidates for evaluation day.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:
  • Have a clear understanding of the skills and standards required to safely lunge horses and horses with riders.
  • Understand the basics of effective lunging
  • Create a safe lungeing environment for both horse and rider.
  • Have a clear understanding of the tack useful for lungeing
  • Know how and when to use natural and material aids for lungeing
  • Lunge effectively and safely a rider


Equine Code of Practice 2021

This training program aims to create awareness around Canada’s standard of care, the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The equine Code is a guide to sound management and welfare practices for horses, ponies, donkeys and mule owners and caregivers.

Everyone with an interest in the care and welfare of equine should participate in this program. Whether you are an animal owner, caregiver or just interested in equine, these resources offer insights into animal care and welfare.

This program is also beneficial, and in some instances may be required, for bylaw officers, special constables and other enforcement personnel and agencies who may be called to assess situations within the equine population.


Understanding Equine Medication Control

This course is for horse owners, grooms, coaches, equestrian competitors, and parents/guardians. If you're involved in Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned events, this course is for you!


Our goal is to help you understand the Equine Medication Control program and avoid experiencing a medication control infraction. We want to reduce the stress associated with being selected for sample collection, by providing some clarity to the process. EC wants sanctioned competitions to be a positive experience for everyone involved.


Fostering Healthy Equestrian Environments

This course is designed to help equestrian coaches, trainers, officials and sport leaders learn how to create and support a safe and respectful environment for all participants. The course addresses topics related to harassment, abuse and discrimination, and helps you understand how to respond appropriately and effectively.




This course was made possible in part with financial support from the Government of Canada.


Conditioning the Sport Horse

At all levels of Equestrian sport, competing horses rely on athletes to do what is best for their health and welfare. It is imperative for anyone involved in horse training and riding/driving to speak with their trainers, coaches and veterinarians about properly conditioning your horse competition, as collectively, you know your equine partner better than anyone. This course is set to teach the basics of Equine Conditioning.


Equines compete in a diverse range of sporting activities, each requiring specific technical skills and different levels of physical fitness. Conditioning Sport Horses is based on the Conditioning Sport Horses written by Hilary M. Clayton and aims to provide a background of scientific facts upon which to base a logical system of conditioning. The course walks you through the basic principles of conditioning, as well as cardiovascular and strength conditioning education. This course is entry-level learning into science-based equine athlete conditioning, which will be a key foundation to developing discipline-specific condition programs with courses to come!


Equestrian Canada: Concussion Awareness

This course is designed to help equestrian coaches, athletes, parents officials and event organizers become more knowledgeable about the four R's of concussion management.
  • RECOGNIZE: the signs and symptoms of concussion
  • REMOVE: when to remove an athlete from training or competition
  • REFER: when to refer the athlete to a licenced healthcare professional
  • RETURN: how to manage and support an athlete in their return to school, training and competition based on the recommendations of a medical expert using Equestrian Canada's return to sport guidelines
This course was made possible in part with financial support from the Government of Canada.


COVID-19: General Canadian Workplace Safety

COVID-19: General Canadian Workplace Safety helps participants understand COVID-19, how it spreads, and general safe work practices to protect their health and the health of others.

Participants will learn about safe practices, including:

  • Proper Handwashing
  • Respiratory Hygiene
  • Social Distancing
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • The use of non-medical face masks and gloves
  • What to do if you become ill or are exposed to illness

*Note: This course is not appropriate for health care workers, or others who may work with, or in proximity to, patients diagnosed with COVID-19.


Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity

This course has been designed to help you create fun, safe, positive, and developmentally appropriate quality sport and physical literacy experiences for people of all ages and abilities. The three main goals of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity are to support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Framework and the primary objectives of each stage of development
  • Recognize the characteristics of quality sport and physical activity programs that support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life
  • Know how to find additional resources to analyze gaps in current programs


This course was made possible in part with support by the Government of Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Stepping Stones to Indigenous Sport and Physical Activity Participation

The Stepping Stones to Indigenous Sport and Physical Activity Participation E-Learning Course has been designed for coaches and sport leaders, like yourself. The purpose of this training is to:

  • Increase your knowledge of the stages of the Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway.
  • Help you better understand the needs of Indigenous participants and athletes, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples—
  • Enhance your ability to run developmentally and holistically appropriate programs for Indigenous participants and athletes.

When you have completed the entire course and passed each learning assessment, you will be able to download/print a Certificate of Completion and for coaches maintaining their certification, obtain NCCP professional development points towards it. The course will take about an hour to complete.


Welcome to Canada: Engaging New to Canada Participants in Sport and Physical Activity

Newcomers to Canada require an individualized approach to enhance their own level of physical literacy through quality, stage-appropriate experiences. This course explores the barriers newcomers face to participation and solutions to address those barriers.


Cultural Awareness in Youth Sport

Sport offers many opportunities to meet people and learn about various cultures. This course on Cultural Awareness in Youth Sport examines the basic concept of culture and provides sport leaders with practical ways to model cultural awareness to youth players.


Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers

Volunteers are the public face of community events, non-profit organizations, and the corporate sponsors that support those events and organizations. Volunteer workforces should be diverse and inclusive, and every volunteer should feel safe, respected, and appreciated at all times. This course educates volunteer workers about acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours, how to respond appropriately, and their role in supporting a respectful, productive volunteer environment.


Fire Safety

Fire Safety is a basic awareness program for workplace environments that includes prevention techniques as well as information on how to use a fire extinguisher.

This course is designed to give the participant, the knowledge in fire safety and prevention, fighting a fire by recognizing user and equipment limitations, the fundamentals of fires, types of fire extinguishers, and the proper handling of the fire extinguisher.


LGBTQ2+ Diversity and Inclusion Training for Workplaces

LGBTQ2+ diversity and inclusion training is an important step on the pathway to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels safe and respected. This self-paced online course educates participants about LGBTQ2+ communities, appropriate terms of reference, and the challenges and inequities employees who identify as LGBTQ2+ may face at work. The objective is to lay the foundation for open communication and foster a LGBT+ inclusive workplace culture where LGBTQ2+ employees are supported and co-workers are strong allies.


Respect and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity encompasses all of the ways that we are different from each other, including factors like ethnicity, culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identity. This course educates participants about acceptable and unacceptable workplace attitudes and behaviours, including discrimination, harassment, and bullying, identifies appropriate ways to respond, and provides practical strategies to support an inclusive workplace environment where everyone feels safe and respected. This course is endorsed by Safety Services Canada.


Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario

This course provides supervisors with health and safety awareness training as mandated under Regulation 297/13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Content includes information about workplace rights and responsibilities, workplace hazards and Ontario’s occupational health and safety system.


Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

Unconscious bias affects everyone. This course explains the concept of unconscious bias, examines how biases in the workplace can affect individuals and organizations, and identifies ways to mitigate these negative effects.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
▪ Understand the concept of unconscious bias
▪ Recognize how biases in the workplace can undermine logical decision-making and create an unfair
playing field where some individuals have unfair advantages over others
▪ Identify ways that individuals and organizations can mitigate the effects of unconscious biases


WHMIS 2015 (GHS)

WHMIS 2015 (GHS) online course is based on the current legislation and meets the legislated requirement for general WHMIS implementation as of December 1, 2018. Employers must also provide workplace-specific training and instruction for each of the hazardous products in the workplace.


Effective Board Governance

This course was designed to educate volunteers who serve on a board of a non-profit organization. Typically, organizations have staff (paid or volunteer) who report to an administrator who reports to the board of directors. This course uses examples and scenarios from that type of organizational structure. For those who serve on a board for organizations structured differently, not all examples and scenarios in the course will be directly applicable, however the key lessons of the modules and concepts are transferable. It is recommended that all board members under go an orientation for their roles and responsibilities. This training contains video scenarios and interactive exercises to enforce key concepts.


Effective Communication

This program examines the way we communicate, the factors that influence communication and the increasing role of the Internet and electronic communications in the volunteer sector.