Planner’s Toolbox

Webinars are a great way to brush up on your skills and learn some new tricks. Because they are inexpensive to run, they are inexpensive (or free!) to take.

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) has many free courses, primarily operational in nature. However, the Canadian Society for Evidence Based Policing is currently working with CPKN to produce courses to support the use of evidence-based policing (stay tuned—we’ll let you know when they are available!)

Looking for how to encourage innovation in your team or improve employee engagement? Check out the FREE webinars from

Are you being asked to conduct community engagement or evaluate community-based initiatives? The Tamarack Institute offers FREE webinars with fresh ideas throughout the year.

Some other places to look for free and low cost training opportunities are:

  • Other professional organizations you belong to such as IALEP, Project Management Institute, the Canadian Evaluation Society and others;
  • Software providers such as ESRI offer FREE webinars; and
  • College and University Professional Development departments.