For Event Officials

Become an Orienteering Official

Orienteering Canada has an official’s certification program to train event organizers to be able to organize orienteering events in Canada - from small training events to major championship events. Learn more about how to become a certified official.

Learn More

Key Resources for Event Organizers

  • Rules

    Orienteering Canada’s Competition Rules are updated annually.

    Latest Version
  • Course & Class Guidelines

    For championship events in Canada, the Course & Class Guidelines provide important detail about which age classes are on which course, desired winning times, technical difficulty and more.

    Learn More
  • Major Event Guidelines & Resources

    Orienteering Canada’s Major Events Committee has compiled resources, templates and best practices for organizers of the Canadian & North American Orienteering Championships. Contact us to access these materials.

    Contact Us
  • Long Term Athlete Development

    Orienteering Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework provides detailed info about what orienteering skills should be presented at which level. This is great info for course planners to understand as they design courses for different ages and stages.

    Learn More
  • Sanctioning Documents

    Clubs interested in hosting Canada Cup events or Championship Events are required to get approval from Orienteering Canada. Find out more about the approval process.

    Learn More

Technical info for event organizers

Here are a few additional handy resources for event organizers.

Ideas, resources & tips

Stay up to date on all the latest resources and news.

view all news

Have questions?