Training and Development

Training and skills development empowers Indigenous people and communities.

Each of our AIS training programs are complimented by a series of seminars focusing on specific areas of insurance. Courses are available through distance learning (self study), in-class learning, hands-on workshops, and web based virtual learning. Examples will be given on how to set up informative training sessions with department managers and community members. Courses are taught by certified instructors and can be given within the community, even those in remote northern locations. We come to you!

Courses are also available to all Indigenous insurance professionals, and those dealing with Indigenous exposures.

Environmental Cleaning Program (including Mould Remediation)

The Environmental Cleaning Program (ECP) uses an environmentally friendly disinfecting solution that works against antibiotic resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and mildew. This product is also very effective against the germs and bacteria that cause colds, flu, and other health risks. Where traditional remediation could leave a home or business closed up for weeks or even months, this patented program can take as little as a few hours. The ECP course will educate, train, and certify members of Indigenous communities in the proper techniques of environmental cleaning to kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and mould in community buildings, houses, and public use facilities.

For more information on the program, please download a copy of our ECP brochure and the ECP course outline.

Other Courses and Training Modules

Residential Systems
Providing insight into the systems of a house including electrical, plumbing, heating, and roof coverings. Topics also include building code compliance, knob and tube wiring, chimneys, and private protection systems.

Wood Burning Heat
Providing a detailed review of wood heat. Emphasis is directed toward safety concerns and code compliance. Topics include wood and pellet appliances, CSA B-365 requirements, floor protection, chimney maintenance, and venting.

Fuel Storage Tanks
Information on the proper installation of domestic oil tanks and propane tanks, including recognizing signs of deterioration, and code compliance. Topics include oil heat, types of tanks, short-term corrosion, failure indications, and installation practices.

Water Damage Protection
Insight into water damage in homes including leaks and flooding. Primary discussion will focus on typical recommend and code compliance.

Workplace Safety
Training and information on how to organize on-site safety inspections, coordinate and assist in safety training and orientation, compliance with applicable regulations and legislation, and how to investigate health and safety related concerns.

Wood Energy
WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) is Canada’s only system for training and recognizing professional competence in the field of residential wood-burning.This program has been developed to promote knowledge of and adherence to safety regulations governing residential wood-burning systems among those who provide professional services to the public.

Emergency Services
Introduction to the basic concepts of emergency management designed for local government, emergency management coordinators, planners,
emergency responders, volunteers, private sector representatives, etc., to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Asset Management
This program covers inspections for roads, buildings, bridges, and sidewalks. It includes asset assessment for buildings, parks and reserves, asset management plans and structuring, as well as workshops on risk inspection certification and maintenance.