Zero Waste Canada Educational Programs

Zero Waste Associate


Description
BECOME A ZERO WASTE ASSOCIATE

The Zero Waste Associate program provides individuals with an in-depth understanding of peer-reviewed and internationally accepted Zero Waste practices and policies.

It is open to all individuals looking to take their Zero Waste knowledge to the next level, and learn how to
advocate for, as well as implement internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and practices within
decision-making situations. More specifically, this program will review how to incorporate Zero Waste
policies and practices at the facility level.

If you’re an individual looking to get hired, a consultant looking to assist a client through the certification process, or a facility representative looking to certify your own facility, this course pathway is for you.

Whether a small business or community center, a large complex or venue, whether you represent a public, private, or non-profit institution, any facility can work towards Zero Waste!

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

+ Self-run course: you can go through the program material at your own pace, based on your own schedule and learning process

+ Pre-Requisites: Zero Waste Fundamentals - Access to the Zero Waste Associate course is granted only to those who have successfully completed the Zero Waste Fundamentals course

+ Zero Waste Canada (ZWC) Official Certificate of completion

+ Zero Waste Associate Designation awarded after successful completion of the course and final case study assessment

+ Eligibility to move to other sector specific courses offered

Please note for case study submissions, the course fee covers ZWC review of two submissions. Therefore, the learner will be able to submit their initial case study response and if ZWC requires the case study to be resubmitted again after the feedback process then the student is able to do so a second time under the original fee paid. Any subsequent case study submissions after this then an additional fee of $40 will apply per submission.

Please further note in order to maintain the ZWA designation the Zero Waste Associate will be required to submit a renewal fee and case study pertaining to the ZWA's current work or latest experience every 3 years.
Content
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Welcome! Please take a moment to let us know more about yourself!
  • Introduction
  • SESSION 1 | ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL ZERO WASTE POLICIES
  • Session 1 (Part 1)
  • Session 1 (Part 2)
  • Session 1 (Part 3)
  • Session 1 (Part 4)
  • Session 1 (Part 5)
  • Session 1 (Part 6)
  • Session 1 (Part 7)
  • Quiz - Session 1
  • Supporting Resources - Session 1
  • SESSION 2 | INTERNATIONAL ZERO WASTE POLICIES
  • Session 2 (Part 1.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 1.2)
  • Session 2 (Part 1.3)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 1)
  • Session 2 (Part 2.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 2.2)
  • Session 2 (Part 2.3)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 2)
  • Session 2 (Part 3.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 3.2)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 3)
  • Session 2 (Part 4.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 4.2)
  • Session 2 (Part 4.3)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 4)
  • Session 2 (Part 5)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 5)
  • Session 2 (Part 6.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 6.2)
  • Session 2 (Part 6.3)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 6)
  • Session 2 (Part 7.1)
  • Session 2 (Part 7.2)
  • Session 2 (Part 7.3)
  • Quiz - Session 2 (Part 7)
  • Supporting Resources - Session 2
  • SESSION 3 | ZERO WASTE AT THE FACILITY LEVEL
  • Session 3 (Part 1.1)
  • Session 3 (Part 1.2)
  • Session 3 (Part 1.3)
  • Quiz - Session 3 (Part 1)
  • Supporting Resource - ZWC Primary Zero Waste Facility Assessment Checklist
  • Session 3 (Part 2.1)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.2)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.3)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.4)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.5)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.6)
  • Session 3 (Part 2.7)
  • Quiz - Session 3 (Part 2)
  • Session 3 (Part 3.1)
  • Session 3 (Part 3.2)
  • Session 3 (Part 3.3)
  • Session 3 (Part 3.4)
  • Quiz - Session 3 (Part 3)
  • SESSION 4 | ZERO WASTE PLAN
  • Session 4 (Part 1)
  • Session 4 (Part 2)
  • Session 4 (Part 3)
  • Quiz - Session 4
  • Conclusions
  • ZWA Case Study Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 3 years
Prerequisites