Dear Outdoor Educators,
Recent changes by OPHEA to their safety guidelines have made our roles as
outdoor educators exceedingly challenging. Many of us see a general lack of
understanding by OPHEA in regards to the true risks involved in paddling and
while on canoe trips.
OPHEA has produced a survey looking for feedback by Friday December 4th ,
2020. As outdoor educators, we have an opportunity to voice our concerns
directly to OPHEA. By completing the attached survey in large numbers, we can
hope that collectively, we may get this point across, and this would hopefully
compel OPHEA to rethink their approach to producing guidelines that are too
restrictive and created with far too little input.
Please click on the link below and complete the attached survey.
And please forward this email to other teachers you know who you think would
like to complete this survey to provide feedback to OPHEA on the impact their
safety guidelines are having on outdoor education.
Dave Goldman, Chair
Get Kids Paddling