Become a Hike Leader

If you think you might be interested in becoming a hike leader, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club will be working with Hike Ontario to offer a training course later this year. Usually the course would last one day (with probably an additional 2 or 3-hour session to cover the mechanics of submitting a hike). This coming year because of public health concerns the course may be presented as two on-line sessions and a number of smaller, in person sessions.

  • First Aid

    Before enrolling in the hike leader course, all Club leaders are required to first take a “Level C” first aid course, including CPR/AED. This is usually a two-day course or 3-4 weekday evenings. It is possible that you may already have this qualification through your place of employment. (We recommend the organization First Aid 4 U which offers courses in association with the Red Cross throughout Ontario).
  • Practical experience

    Prior to the training course, we are also encouraging potential leaders to make a point of going on at least three or four hikes offered by the TBTC to gain some practical experience about the hiking program.
  • Qualifying hikes

    After completing the hike leader course, you are expected to serve as an assistant leader on three hikes. Then one further hike which you plan and lead but with a certified leader in attendance.
  • The Cost

    The cost of the hike leader training course is $60. You will be reimbursed for all of that amount after successful completion of the training program. You will also be reimbursed for approximately 75% of the cost of first aid training up to a maximum of $100.

Become a Hike Leader today!

For more information contact: Jacquie Van Dyke

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