If you have worked and/or volunteered in the led outdoor activity (LOA) sector, your participation in this survey would be greatly appreciated. Following the background information, you will find a short survey, consisting of eight questions. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
In an effort to fortify the led outdoor activity (LOA) sector in Canada, the Canadian Outdoor Summit has tasked several workgroups with objectives in preparation for the Summit, to be held in Fall of 2022. Workgroup #3 has been tasked with proposing and developing a framework for competencies and training when bringing a group outside. An important part of that process is to understand the breadth of LOA training being provided in Canada.
There are many avenues to obtain training for LOAs in Canada, including certification providers, private training programs, post-secondary training programs, and operator staff-training. While some long-standing training providers are widely known, many are not due to the vast geographical and contextual differences across LOAs in Canada. The following survey will pose questions to better understand the scope and distribution of LOA training providers in Canada.
For the purposes of this survey, LOAs are outdoor activities with one or more peoples in a clear role of responsibility for a group. LOAs can take place in urban or wilderness settings, and are typically influenced by the landscape at hand. LOAs include, but are not limited to, guided adventures, outdoor education, naturalist interpretation, community programs, adventure therapy, and traditional land-based learning programs. Furthermore, LOA training includes any program or process where the purpose is to prepare or qualify an individual to lead others through activities in an outdoor context.
Your response will remain anonymous. No identifiable information will be recorded in the survey. The members of the Canadian Outdoor Summit’s Workgroup #3 will review and compile the results. The results and their synthesis could be shared during the discussions and presentations of the Summit.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Albi Sole at email@example.com
. For more information about the Canadian Outdoor Summit, please visit https://canadianoutdoorsummit.com/
Thank you for your participation.