Seminars & Workshops

ISA ONTARIO OFFERS MANY WORKSHOPS during the year for members and non-members. These educational events are advertised in the Ontario Arborist magazine, through email blasts to our members and here, online. CEUs are available to workshop participants.

For a list of our future workshops, click this link...






"Vitality, Health & Wellness for Arborists and Outdoor Workers"
Instructor:  Dr. Amanda Carpenter

North Simcoe Sports & Rec Centre (Boardroom), Midland, ONTARIO
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In lead up to the OTCC, this health and wellness workshop will provide you with a wide range of information about staying healthy and well.  Dr. Carpenter is dedicated to educating arborists and their families on easy to implement strategies to improve energy levels and performance, while preventing chronic disease and reducing the risk of an injury.

Dr. Carpenter’s research has shown that biological factors are the driving force of injuries & traumas sustained on the job; these same biological factors are causing declines in health & are the reasons for increased chronic disease.

Amanda Carpenter, a doctor of physical therapy, is the ultimate body mechanic, dedicated to preventing musculoskeletal disorders. With a doctorate in physical therapy, an MS in physical therapy, & a BS in health science, Dr. Carpenter is an expert in the science and practice of ergonomics, working with industrial athletes.

Click HERE for the registration form!


"Ontario Tree Climbing Championship"
Midland, Ontario


This annual, free, family event attracts professional arborists and members of the public  from across Ontario.  This event also introduces the public to the skills professional arborists use for safe, professional tree work while educating them, through our vendor trade show, on how to properly care for their own trees...and who to call when they cannot maintain them safely.

Through 5 events, the OTCC, provides a platform for arborists to learn about the latest climbing techniques and innovations in equipment.  They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.  Each of the events tests a competitor's ability to professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.  A final event (4 men, 2 women), the Master's Challenge, is where we crown our male & female champions.  Come out and watch a spectacular display of athleticism, have some fun, bring the family and learn something new!  It's a GREAT day out!


Trees & the Law
Instructor:  Julian Dunster

Richmond Hill Operations Centre
1200 Elgin Mills Rd East, Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 1M4

Friday, October 13th, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

The workshop starts by understanding terms and legal principles and how these drive professional practice and possible advice to clients. This will include duty of care, standard of care, negligence, liability, damages & penalties.  We will review case studies and court decisions which help inform our professional practices.  Various forms of damages will be reviewed and the use of evidence and reports will be discussed. The course will be suitable for anyone in the industry including tree care companies, municipal, utility, certified and consulting arborists.
For MUCH more information & registration click HERE


Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.