Sep 20 - Sep 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Snow School - Virtual

Course Content
•    Intro to Environment Canada’s Code of Practice and MOE’s Local Source Water Protection
•    Minimum Maintenance Standards
•    Level of Service
•    Record-keeping
•    Safety
•    Hours of Service
•    Verifying calibration of spreader controls
•    Inspection of winter maintenance equipment
•    Pre and post season operations
•    Snow and ice control materials and techniques
•    Multi-modal: Pedestrians and cyclists
•    Material handling and storage
•    Winter maintenance of gravel roads
•    Interpreting the weather forecast
•    Road Weather Information System
•    GPS/AVL
•    Plowing techniques
•    Managing blowing snow
•    Salt management
•    Winter operations plans
•    Case studies


Course Objectives
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the latest winter maintenance practices, equipment and materials. It has been designed to complement the training requirements for salt management plans.


Who Should Attend
Technicians and technologists and others responsible for salt management plans, winter maintenance supervisors, patrollers, equipment operators, mechanics, and contract employees.


Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  65%


This course is recognized by:
•    This course may be used toward the requirements of the CRS-Intermediate (CRS-I) level.
•    This course may be used as credit for technical specialist programs only. Please contact OACETT to ensure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 2
•    The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 1.8 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Darnell Bernardo

Norfolk County

Supervisor, Roads Administration

Tel: 519-582-2100 ext. 1113



Dominic Guthrie


City of Toronto

Superintendent, Technical Operations

Tel: 416-396-4802



Paul Johnson


Wellington County

Operations Manager

Tel: 519-837-2600 ext. 2230



Ken Lauppé

City of Mississauga

Manager, Works Operations

Tel: 905-615-3200 ext. 5144



Emil Marion

Region of Waterloo

Manager, Transportation Operations

Tel: 519-650-8205



Ryan McHugh

City of Mississauga

Operations Coordinator



Warren Nicholishen


Roadway Management Services




Matt Ropp

Region of Waterloo


Tel: 519-575-4757 ext. 8301



Alex Stewart

Equipment Operator

County of Wellington

Tel:  519-856-9669


from the 2018 Snow School attendees:

"I found the legal aspect the most useful to me. Everything was covered relevant and can be applied to what I do at work."
"The facilitators were knowledgeable and had relevant experience in the various topics they presented. It also gave me the opportunity to network with other municipalities to see how they run their operations."
"Learning about the specifics of different materials, including when to apply them before a storm hits, was a lot of help to me in my day to day winter operations."




September 20, 2021 - Sep 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm