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.