How to Become a Hunter Education Instructor in Canada

Many areas of Canada rely on interested and qualified members of the public to assist with the delivery of Hunter Education programming. For more information on contributing to your local Hunter Education program, contact the agencies below:

Alberta: Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA)
Phone: (403) 256-0665

British Columbia: British Columbia Wildlife Federation
Phone: (604) 882-9988 / Toll free 1-888-881-2293

Manitoba: Manitoba Wildlife Federation
Phone: (204) 633-5967 / Toll free 1-877-633-4868

New Brunswick: Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Education Program
Phone: (506) 453-3826

Newfoundland and Labrador: Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
Phone: (709) 637-2025

Northwest Territories: Department of Environment and Natural Resource
Phone: (867) 767-9232 Ext. 53052

Nova Scotia: Department of Natural Resources, Hunter Education Program
Phone: (902) 424-2351 / Toll free: 1-866-639-3949

Nunavut: Nunavut Department of Environment
Phone: (867) 975-7700

Ontario: Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP)
Phone: (705) 748-5785

Prince Edward Island: Communities, Land and the Environment, Hunter Education Program
Phone: (902) 368-4683

Québec: Programme d’éducation en sécurité et en conservation de la faune (PESCOF)
Phone: (418) 878-8901 / Toll free: 1-888-LAFAUNE (1-888-523-2863)

Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Association of Firearms Educators (SAFE)
Phone: (306) 352-6730

Yukon Territory: Department of Environment, Hunter Education and Ethics Development Program (HEED)
Phone: (867) 667-5617

IHEA Canada Board of Directors – Volunteer Instructor Representatives

The IHEA Canada Board of Directors keeps in regular contact and meets in person once a year to discuss issues around Hunter Education in our country. The Board consists of one Hunter Education administrative representative from each of the Provinces and Territories, and two seats on the board have been reserved for volunteer instructor representatives. One instructor representing the Western Region (YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB) and one instructor representing the Eastern Region (ON, PQ, NB, NS, PE, NL, NU) will be selected by a committee of Administrative Board Members to sit on the Board for a specified term.

Information on the application process and copies of the application package will be available through your local Hunter Education Coordinator or equivalent and on this webpage sometime in 2014. Stay tuned.