About CRTP

Clean and potable water in our First Nation communities is a priority for North Shore Micmac District Council which directs a large portion of its resources and energy towards the Circuit Rider Training Program initiative. The CRTP prevents serious health, safety and environmental issues related to operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities in First Nation communities. It reduces re-capitalization costs, service interruptions and boil water advisories. CRTP can help reduce cost through better operation, maintenance and management of water and wastewater facilities.

In partnership with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Community Leaders (Chief and Council) the Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) is designed to raise the competency level of operators who have the shared responsibility of their water and wastewater systems. All operators in the program are expected to become certified to the classification level of their facilities as administer by the province in which they reside. It is a site-based, one-on-one and hands-on program tailored to the needs and aptitude of each trainee.

Instruction is conducted by qualified trainers, each with many years of experience as both operators and trainers in water and wastewater systems. Training is done on-site through practical hands-on work and in the classroom by the trainers. Participation in basic mathematics and Occupational Health and Safety is also required along with core topics relevant to their studies (Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater Collection and/or Wastewater treatment).

Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) provides quick response to First Nation communities with water system emergencies and can assist in restoration of services. This service and others are part of the CRTP and are at no cost to First Nation communities.

The Circuit Rider Training Program has been successful improving drinking water quality across Canada, protecting the environment and increasing operator competency as confident participants in the delivery of safe water in our communities. Contact us to learn more, we will be glad to speak with you!


Jennifer Black - Interim CRTP Administrative Assistant

1-506-627-4611 Ext. 114

Tristan Brown - Program Manager

Dan Lanteigne - Senior CRTP Trainer

Darrell Jennex - Support and Information Services

Norman Isaac - CRTP Trainer

Jerry Patterson – CRTP Trainer