Spring Meetings and AGM 2017
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CAA Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting

May 1-5, 2017 - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.


***Register NOW***


Detailed Schedule for the week


Case Studies and Research Presentations Detailed Schedule

Learning based on shared information is the premise for this gathering. We rely on each other to expand our understanding and generate best practices. Whether you're a multi-decade veteran or early in your career, please consider sharing bold new projects, novel aspects of practice, research, techniques, or programs with your fellow practitioners.

  • All CAA members are reminded that presenting at the conference in addition to attending counts towards your CPD. See the CPD policy for details


Continued Professional Development Seminars
May 3, 2017

Are you registered for the Penticton CPD sessions yet? Do you know which one is for you? Read below to help you choose. 

Session A - Setting Up For Success
Geared towards the independent practitioner (Guide, AST instructor, solo service provider) looking to ensure his/her business is set up to succeed and withstand the test of a significant incident. Expertise in this session includes: 

  • TASARM Principle Investigator Cam Campbell focuses on illustrating how the tools in TASARM apply to the scale of the solo practitioner 
  • Gougeon Insurance experts help you navigate what you should expect and not expect from your insurance – including vital differences between insurance and WSBC coverage
  • WSBC staff offer options for independents and small operations, including setting up so you are an employee of your operation
  • Are You Ready? WSBC staff lead you through key requirements of employers — from documentation to preserving evidence and more 


Session B - Advanced Risk Management
This session is geared towards advanced avalanche risk managers (lead guides, program leaders, ski patroller leaders, consultants and more) who have taken the CAA’s Level 3 Applied Avalanche Risk Management Course, or have similar work profile. 
Since 2008, Avalanche Practitioners have been adapting concepts from ISO 31,000, the CAA’s Level 3 Applied Avalanche Risk Management Course and most recently TASARM. Session leaders Larry Stanier, Bruce Jamieson and Mark Vesley guide participants through a structured workshop looking at examples of where advanced risk tools are working well according to practitioners, and exploring how these tools can be better applied to serve your practice. 
Ready to choose your session? Register here
For more detail contract Joe Obad



It has come to our attention that the Ramada is booking up quickly. For booking with the Ramada, use the member Code CGCA17. For the Sandman use code #290357 to reserve rooms.


Attendance Fee

At the 2016 AGM, the CAA introduced online registration with a long-term view to charge modest cost recovery for events during the Spring Conference Week. In an exit survey of last year’s Spring Conference attendees, 67% of respondents supported a fee of $40.00 or greater for the case studies and research sessions alone.  With this perspective, in 2017 we are introducing a modest registration fee:
 $50 for members
 $100 for non-members 
This covers the CPD sessions on Wednesday May 3 and the Case Studies and Research Sessions on May 4 & 5. 

For context, in past years the CPD fee alone was higher than this year’s fee. By comparison to other conferences, the ISSW 2016 Breckenridge fee was $667 CAD and the single day rate was $247 CAD.


WorkSafe BC Blasting Exam    

WorkSafeBC will be hosting a Blasting Exam during the Spring Conference. It will be held Monday, May 1st, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Sandman Inn - Studio 3. You can book your spot with Sylvia at WorkSafeBC 604.276.3090.


Last Updated April 26, 2017

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