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During the pandemic, CALA ZOOM live and FACEBOOK independent learning opportunities has brought training to new and current members and Aquafit Instructors around the world.  Members who would not otherwise have met and shared are brought together to experience CALA learning and make new friends.  Your feedback helps CALA continue to grow and improve their available training events.  Participant and Trainer Feedback

Download CALA  Events ScheduleCALA is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities that lead to certification...
Pre-requisite Course: The Foundations of Vertical Water Training VWT The Charlene Kopansky Method
Letter of Acceptance to Bypass VWT Course

CALA Specialty Training and Certification Courses

Group Aquafitness
Healing Waters:  Aquatic Post Rehab Aqua Arthritis & Joint Disorders
Aqua Yoga
Water Running
HydroRider Aqua
Kick Box
Important:  If the training event you are interested in attending is not listed, please contact CALA  at 416-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com to discuss your training requirements or interest in hosting. To recertify you require 8CECs per year.  If you have more than 8CECs in a year you can bank them for future use.  CALA grants 1CEC for 1
hour of training.  You can petition CALA for CECs from other related training. doc  pdf 
No refund or credit for withdrawal from CALA Events. Registration fees may be used toward future CALA events at the discretion of CALA Management, less an  administration fee.  CALA manuals are final sale and cannot be returned for a refund/credit.


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CALA offers the following Continuing Education Opportunities (CECs).   CALA education is accredited by canfitpro, YMCA, YWCA, CFES  CPTN, BCRPA, SPRA, OFC, NSFLA.  Contact AFCLA to petition CECs CEC petition application CALA Workshops, and Conferences are open to CALA members and non-members.   Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO). If you take CALA approved courses and earn CALA Education Credits (CECs), you may now use them as credit towards TRO registration under the non-TRO-sponsored event category.  



All areas other than Mississauga

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.  If you need to schedule a time other than what is posted, please contact the appropriate person.  Contact CALA or appropriate contact below to arrange a time for your written Exam or Practical Assessment  (VWT, GAF, Aqua Jogging, Aqua KickBox, HW Intro, HW-AA)

Mississauga ON

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.

Please contact the community centre where you took your course. If your facility is not listed, please CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Canada other than Quebec and Mississauga
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com

Laval, Quebec
contact Marie-Claude to express interest or book an assessment appointment
Contact: Marie-Claude Leblanc

United Kingdom 
Linda Kanninen   (Wales) linda@aquarobics.co.uk


Mississauga Valley Community Centre
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8

Clarkson Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Huron Park Community Centre
Marni Hill, 905-615-4820 x2450

Malton Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact


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Finally the 'civilized' world is catching up with what ancient societies recognized the "Healing Power of Water" and practiced various forms of water exercise for centuries. Movement in water offers multidirectional resistance in a non impact environment. Water supports the body and cushions movement. When the water is warm enough, the pain cycle is interrupted and the healing process is encouraged. Aquatic Post Rehabilitation is not new. Recently, there has been renewed interest in water as a therapeutic means of healing. Health Care Providers, (physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, OT's, massage therapists - to name only a few) in the 'know' are referring patients to exercise in water. The business opportunities are immense. With certification in Healing Waters, you can expand your business, bring relief to so many people and contribute to the health and well being of your community: win-win-win. Charlene Kopansky, Founder and President of CALA Inc. 

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