CRTPA is the professional association for Canadian Circuit Rider Trainers.
The Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) provides quality one-on-one training to First Nations operators, supporting them in the operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.
Under this program, Circuit Rider Trainers (CRTs) visit First Nation communities to work with water operators, providing as much time and hands-on support as is required to ensure the reliable provision of safe drinking water.
The CRTP program is tailored to the needs and aptitudes of each trainee. Operators learn how to operate, service, and maintain the water and wastewater systems in their community.
Membership in the CRTPA is open to Circuit Rider Trainers, managers of Circuit Rider Trainers and those interested in promoting the Circuit Rider Training Program in First Nations.
The CRTPA Board of Directors are selected by their Regional Circuit Riders. All positions on the board and on association committees are voluntary and non-remunerated.
The CRTPA and its constitution were introduced at the annual National Circuit Rider Trainer Workshop, held March 17 & 18, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg. The CRTPA Board of Directors and a member representative for each AANDC region were voted in at that time.
All current Board of Director members are willing to remain on the board. As per CRPTA By-Laws, nominations for new BOD members can be submitted at this time for all regions as well as the seat reserved for Maintenance Trainer.
Additionally, at a meeting of the Board of Directors in Ottawa March 19, 2015 it was agreed that there is a need to increase the number of Maintenance Trainers on the BOD to two increasing the total number of board members to 10.
The election for CRTPA Board of Directors will take place during the Annual General Meeting which begins at 11:30 on Tuesday August 18, 2015.