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Transport Canada Water Enforcement Training – Town of Fox Creek

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Transport Canada Water Enforcement Training – Town of Fox Creek

The Town of Fox Creek Protective Services Department will be hosting the Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety Water Enforcement Training seminar for Peace Officers. This seminar is a no cost training session.


July 8, 2022
0830hrs - 1530hrs


Fox Creek Protective Services Building
108 Kaybob Drive
Fox Creek, AB.

Office of Boating Safety Enforcement Officer Training Summary

Transport Canada’s one day enforcement officer information session takes about 5-6 hours. Typically, we run the class during normal business hours with appropriate breaks. We can change the start and end times as needed. All the training is done in a classroom.

The class will cover the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, as it pertains to recreational pleasure craft, and the regulations that are created under the Act. This includes, the Small Vessel Regulations (SVR), Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORR), and the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations (COPCR). It also very briefly covers some of the Collision Regulations, Navigation Safety Regulations, and the Criminal Code.

Transport Canada has created the Enforcement Officer’s Reference Manual to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. The primary objective of the class is to familiarize officers with the manual and to go over in detail the enforcement officer’s authorities to conduct inspections and enforce regulations. The manual can then be used as an effective reference tool in the field.

The class will cover what the act and regulations legislate for recreational boating. Focusing on safety equipment for recreational vessels, safe operation, licencing of vessels, and the competency of operators and their proof of competency documents.

After giving officers an overview, we dive right into the act and regulations and give the officers hands on experience using them to answer questions and apply the legislation to real life situations. The goal is to get officers familiar with the regulations so they will be confident when out on the water doing safety checks and enforcing the regulations.

For those who are interested in attending, please contact me directly at to RSVP.
Wes Kardash
Peace Officer
Protective Services
Town of Fox Creek
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