The Paddle Canada head office has been receiving many calls lately with waiver questions-and many of these questions are not ones of office staff can adequately answer, so we have recruited an expert to help us out.
With more than 40-years of experience in the adventure and emergency response industry as a guide, business owner, academic, and consultant, Ross Cloutier is the Principal of Bhudak Consultants Ltd. and the Executive Director of HeliCat Canada. Internationally acclaimed risk management and adventure tourism development consultant, Ross has worked in over 40 countries. He works continuously as an expert witness in the outdoor education and adventure tourism cases and conducts numerous accident investigations each year.
Beginning his career paddler and evolving to climbing and ski guiding, Ross has had numerous roles in the adventure industry including mountain guide, British Columbia Search & Rescue Coordinator, Climbing Leader for the 1991 Mt. Everest Canada Expedition, President and CEO of Avalanche Canada, Chair of the Outward Bound Canada National Safety Committee, founder and past-Chair of the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson Rivers University, and the current Executive Director of HeliCat Canada. His latest long-distance paddle was the Wind River, Yukon in 2018.
Ross has written dozens of accident reviews, court opinions, consultant reports, publications, and business strategies.
Legal Liability & Waiver Webinar for Paddle Canada
This session will focus primarily on the content and procedures that set the context for risk management and the use of waivers in the outdoor industry. The workshop will provide an overview of best-practice risk management and the field and administrative processes used. The mechanisms and workings of waivers will be discussed, including what content needs to be included, procedures for how they should be issued, and why they work and don’t work.
This will be a FREE clinic for all current Paddle Canada Instructor Members.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 23 7:00pm est
WHERE: From the comfort of your own screen. Invite will be sent on Friday, March 19, 2021