Orienteering Clinics

Note: Our Introduction to Orienteering clinics information has moved. If you are new to the sport and wanting to find out what it is all about please see our english Introduction to Orienteering page or in french introduction á l'orientation.

Helping others -- contributing to club programs -- other ways to hone your skills

Feel the need to give back to the club? Or perhaps you simply want to be a better orienteer and have heard that learning to set courses or create maps can help with that. Either way these clinics will help you meet your goals.

Community Coach Workshop

These workshops were introduced in 2008 to provide formal training to new coaches in our sport. With the financial and administrative support of the CAC, Canadian orienteers developed the reference material and the process for the delivery of the workshop. It is based on the New Coach Certification Program (NCCP) model that virtually all other sports are following.

For more detailed information about the workshop and the NCCP visit the Coaching Page on the Orienteering Canada website.

Everyone with an interest in coaching and with intermediate-level skills is welcome to join the workshop. The official minimum age for training is 16 but younger coaches are welcome to participate.

More than 100 orienteers across Canada (Nova Scotia to the Yukon) have attended the Community Coach workshops in the last 5 years as we continue to grow our national coaching resources and move towards more advanced programs to be introduced this summer.

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Meet Director's clinics

Being a meet director can be very rewarding and will improve your orienteering skill as well. We have certification courses - just email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your interest.

The O100 course will teach you how to run and set courses for score-O's, park events and informal training sessions.
The O200 course will teach you how to run and set courses for our Spring and Fall Sunday Morning Series.

Prerequisites for the O100 course are:

  • to have participated in at least seven (7) orienteering events AND
  • volunteered in any capacity at two or more events (registrar, setting out or collecting controls, running the SI system, or in any other capacity).

Prerequisites for the O200 course are (all of the following):

  • to have acted as an official in at least one C-meet (our Summer Solstice or other informal events),
  • participated in an Orienteering Canada B-meet (our Spring and Fall Sunday morning events)
  • participated in a “Canada Cup” event (such as O-Fest) in your age class
  • be qualified as an O100 official.

Prerequistes for the O300 course are (all of the following):

  • Acted as an Event Director or Course Planner for a B event
  • Participated in 2 Canada Cup events
  • Served as a volunteer at 2 Canada Cup events in any capacity
  • Be qualified as an O200 official

Mapping Clinics

Learn how to make an accurate detailed orienteering map. This can also be very rewarding, enhance your map reading ability and provide a pleasant day in the woods. You don't need to be an advanced orienteer but a certain comfort level with computers and compasses is needed. Email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your interest.