Other Upcoming Events

In addition to the Trade Show, Roadeo, AGM, and Upcoming Seminars hosted by AORS, as well as the numerous meetings and events hosted by our affiliated Local Associations, all of which are posted to the AORS Events Calendar, there are many events hosted by other organizations that may be of interest to AORS members.  Here is a short list of some of the most relevant, and links to find additional information.  If you are aware of any such events that should be listed, please Contact Us with the relevant information. (Events will be listed at AORS’ discretion, and a fee may be charged.)  

Please note that AORS is not involved in the development or delivery of the following events.  This information is only provided as a courtesy to our members and in no way should be construed as an endorsement.  Enquiries, registrations and payments should be directed to the organizers.


LEAN and Project Management for Road Managers

LEAN 6 Sigma and Project Management are proven approaches to improve efficiency and outcomes in a broad range of processes and industries. AORS members who took an introductory seminar on March 18, 2021 learned how these techniques could be applied to road operations and capital projects.  They also earned their White Belt certification in LEAN 6 Sigma.  Those wishing to pursue further certifications in LEAN 6 Sigma (Yellow Belt, Black Belt), or who are interested earning their PMP accreditation, may want to consider related courses being offered through OACETT, delivered by QCDMS Consultants.   The courses also qualify as CPD credits for those who hold the C.E.T. or C.Tech. designations.

Check out these and other CPD courses at – https://www.oacett.org/CPD/CPD_Workshops_Webinars


In-Person Road School / CS Anderson

OGRA will be holding several in-person Road School courses this October, in Kingston or Mississauga, including the TJ Mahony (Maintenance Section).  Also planned for in-person delivery are several CS Anderson courses that have not been available for over a year since they could not be delivered online (Plan Reading & Contract Interpretation, Bridge & Culvert Management, and Municipal Survey).

Register early as demand will be high.  Visit OGRA’s website for more info.

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Managing Winter Operations Workshop

Date: October 21, 2021                Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Mississauga Grand Banquet Hall, 35 Brunel Rd., Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

STOP BY THE AORS BOOTH TO SAY “HELLO” AND SEE WHAT’S NEW!

Winter Road Maintenance Operations are a must no matter what the situation and the global pandemic caused municipal road teams to adapt to new conditions. What does moving forward look like? What can you expect for 2021/22? We’ve got you covered with our annual Managing Winter Operations Virtual Workshop. Managing Winter Operations Workshop will answer all your municipal winter roads maintenance questions from MMS, safety, legal obligations and salt management, plus the latest demonstration in new technology. Register early and don’t miss out on networking opportunities with your colleagues.

2021 Managing Winter Operations Workshop Agenda
Visit OGRA’s website for more info.

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Snow School for Mechanics and Technicians in Waterloo

Date: October 4, 2021                    Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Waterloo, ON                  Visit OGRA’s website for more info.

Course Objectives

Provides mechanics with a working knowledge of modern winter maintenance vehicles and accessories with particular emphasis on automated controller and spreader systems, and the hydraulic systems used to support vehicle accessories that apply both wet and dry materials as well as plowing operations. Practical solutions to common equipment problems will be explored, along with preventative maintenance practices and troubleshooting diagnostics.