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    Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    The master list will be added to when individual techs submit their information via reply to this thread. Moderators will maintain. Keep in mind that this is a public thread, and individuals should be encouraged to contact the technician directly through private message (PM) within these forums. Please send a private message to a technician if you require assistance.

    Although we do our best to maintain the accuracy of this information, some details of these listings, such as current and valid technician status, have not been verified by representatives of Car-seat.org. No current national database listing of technicians in Canada currently exists to verify such information.

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    CITY, PROVINCE: FIRST LAST (USERNAME) (Certification year)

    Spuzzum, BC: Bob Smith (BOBSMITH)
    Areas Served


    West:
    British Columbia (BC)



    Abbotsford, BC: Desiree Schellenberg (Desiree_Leigh) (2009, 2012, 2015)
    Fraser Valley

    COWICHAN VALLEY: Lindsay Wilson (catchthewind) (2011 - BC; 2012 - National)

    Duncan, BC: Sheila Northcott (weliveintheforest) (2013)
    Cowichan Valley and surrounding area

    Cowichan Bay, BC: Laura Hagen(Mingie) (CRST 2010, CRST-instructor 2013) Duncan and surrounding Cowichan Valley

    Vancouver, BC: Elaine (Alison's mom) (2012, 2015) Vancouver, Burnaby, North Shore

    VICTORIA, BC: Vanessa (catzwoman28) (2012)

    VICTORIA, BC: Barbie Desormeaux (BarbieWD) (2013)

    Prairies:
    Alberta (AB)


    Airdrie, AB: Angie (canadiangie) 2007, 2011.
    Areas: Calgary & surrounding; Lethbridge & surrounding certain times of the year.

    Drayton Valley, AB: Dawn Snell (dawnrenee47) (2015)

    Edmonton, AB: Trudy Slaght (snowbird25ca) (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)
    Areas: Edmonton and surrounding

    Stony Plain, Alberta: Janine Claus (ninejr) (2011, 2014)
    Serving Parkland County and Greater Edmonton Area

    Edmonton, AB: April Seibel (apriil) CRST since 2003, CRST-I since 2011
    Serving Edmonton and area!

    Saskatchewan (SK)
    See: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/sgi_pub/road_sa...echnicians.htm

    Manitoba (MB)

    Southern Manitoba: Heather (featherhead) (2010)
    Areas: Southern Manitoba

    Winnipeg: Erin (dragonfly8) certified in 2010
    Winnipeg (and surrounding areas not too far away)

    Central:
    Ontario (ON)


    Barrie, Ontario: Jodie Coulson (careynj) 2012

    BARRIE, Ontario: Jen Shapka (Pixelated) CRST 2010, CRST-IT 2013

    Beamsville, ON: Tennille Whiteford (Muskrat) (2014)
    Areas served: Niagara Region, Stoney Creek

    Hamilton, Grimsby: Jennifer Liscombe (Ontario.CRT.Jennifer) 2007

    Kawartha Lakes, Ontario: Stacey (SnoGurl) (2014)
    Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Highlands, Peterborough City/County

    Kingston, Ontario: Kelly Beckwith Grant (nutritionistmom) (2008)

    Kingston, ON: Stefani Occhipinti (StefaniOcchipinti) (2014)

    London, ON: Marianne (oddduck) (2013)
    London Area (Middlesex & Elgin county)

    MUSKOKA, Ontario: Jen Shapka (Pixelated) CRST 2010, CRST-I 2012

    Oakville, Ontario: Wendy Silva (mapsgirl) (2008)
    Burlington, Oakville, west Mississauga

    Ottawa - Natalie Day (tiggercat) (2005)

    Smiths Falls, ON: Deanna Lindsay. CRS-IT. (Sebandtoby) (2004) w/ S.E.A.T.S. for Kids.

    Toronto, ON. Sharalyn Crossfield (HONEYhas3) (2009, 2011, 2013)
    Areas: Toronto, and the GTA

    Quebec (PQ)

    ST. LAZARE, QUEBEC.

    PIERREFONDS, QUEBEC. Chris Pearson(Eldon00) (2009)
    Montreal, West Island, Vaudreuil, Hudson, St.Lazare

    Atlantic/Maritimes:
    New Brunswick (NB)

    Moncton & South Eastern New Brunswick: Amy (amyd) (2009)


    Nova Scotia (NS)

    Antigonish, NS: Jennifer Verge (jenlynn78) (2012)

    Lower Sackville, NS: Katherine Hutka (kat_shoshin) (2009)
    Areas Served: Halifax, Dartmouth, Sackville and surrounding areas.

    Lower Sackville, NS: Sarah Bent (Twinklefae) (2009)
    Halifax Regional Municipality


    Prince Edward Island (PE)

    Charlottetown, PEI: Kaitlyn Isaacs (kaitlyn) (2010)
    Charlottetown, PEI and surrounding area, with occasional trips to Prince County.

    Mt.Stewart, PEI: Jennifer McQuaid (Jennifer McQuaid) 2012
    Charlottetown and Eastern PEI.


    Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

    St. John's, Newfoundland: Angela Stacey (happiness-and-balance) (2013)
    St. John's and surrounding area.


    Territories:
    Yukon (YT)
    Northwest Territories (NT/NWT)
    Nunavut (NU)
    Last edited by Pixelated; 11-20-2015 at 09:32 AM. Reason: removed expired techs & added new ones

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Hi, I'd like to be added to the list - I'm in Lower Sackville, and serve the HRM area of NS. Thanks!
    3 kids riding across in a Nissan Altima - how did that happen? Orion in a Britax Parkway, Alice RF in a Safety 1st Complete Air and Terran in a Graco Snugride 35!

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
    Hi, I'd like to be added to the list - I'm in Lower Sackville, and serve the HRM area of NS. Thanks!
    Could you please reply to the thread in the format of the original post? It lets us copy and paste it in. Thanks.
    Trudy - Canadian CPSAC certified CRST Instructor-Trainer and mommy to:
    Janeen - 17 yrs and learning to drive!
    Jillian - 11 yrs, 80'ish lbs, 5-stepping in each car. :O
    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Quick question, I am assuming that techs work as independent consultants and decide their own fees, and are not volunteering their services?

    Thanks
    Dana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wackmamma
    Quick question, I am assuming that techs work as independent consultants and decide their own fees, and are not volunteering their services?

    Thanks
    Dana
    Some of us are volunteers; some charge. You'll need to check with the individual tech you meet with.
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians



    As with many professional services, the occupant protection professionals who are listed on this forum are independent consultants and thus determine their own fees. Costs in some areas may be higher than in others...eg. Here in Vancouver, the CRST course is $450-$500, fuel costs are 1.44/l, and materials costs are often higher. A technician in Vancouver may opt to charge more than a technician in a lower cost area, for these reasons. Some technicians do checks for free, and many happily accept a Tim Horton's card here and there. This is something you can negotiate with the individual technician you contact.

    Rest assured that I don't know of a single technician who would refuse to provide services to someone in genuine need and without financial means. The industry isn't mandated like notary publics (who are limited in what they can charge, depending on circumstances) but technicians do have best practice guidelines as far as documentation goes...but as far as professional fields go, it's probably one of the best comparisons to be made with regards to fees and function.

    -Nicole.

    Abbi (9, Ozzi/Olli), Aiden (11, Affix), Mason (16), & Kyle (18) in '02 Protege5 & '11 Ody TE.
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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Nicole, not a big deal, but pixelated is on the list twice... #1 and #3 right at the top of the list. Not sure which one is newer, they list slightly different areas.

    Also, should we be adding in recert years to show we are current in our cert?
    Cat in Canada
    DS1 7 yo - 47 lbs (47"/??"t/??"top of head) - boostered in SKMonterey/2TBs/2CowmooPWSG/2HarmonyNBBs
    DS2 4 yo - 34.5 lbs (40"/15"t/??"top of head) - FF in CowmooMA/TrueFit/2Radians/2Nautiluses/HarmonyV7
    Also in possession of: Graco SafeSeat1 and MyRide (loaned out) + 1 demo seat: SnugRide.

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Quote Originally Posted by mommycat View Post
    Also, should we be adding in recert years to show we are current in our cert?

    Nope--this list isn't an official/verified list, but if you expire or fail to update us with a copy of your new certificate, you'll lose your tech group membership because we do keep a record of that elsewhere.

    -Nicole.

    Abbi (9, Ozzi/Olli), Aiden (11, Affix), Mason (16), & Kyle (18) in '02 Protege5 & '11 Ody TE.
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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Email a picture of your certificate to webmaster@car-seat.org and update your profile info to reflect the new numbers.
    Trudy - Canadian CPSAC certified CRST Instructor-Trainer and mommy to:
    Janeen - 17 yrs and learning to drive!
    Jillian - 11 yrs, 80'ish lbs, 5-stepping in each car. :O
    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    No techs in Quebec?.. Makes me even more interested in becoming one.

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    UPDATE TIME!

    Canadian techs, please visit the Tech Forum and update your listing as indicated.
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Drayton Valley, AB: Dawn Snell (dawnrenee47) (2015)

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Antigonish, NS: Jennifer Verge (jenlynn78) (2012)

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    I wasn't a tech when I joined so I don't have access to tech forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenlynn78 View Post
    I wasn't a tech when I joined so I don't have access to tech forums.
    PM snowbird25ca (Trudy) and request to be added
    -Angela

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    Kingston, ON: Stefani Occhipinti (StefaniOcchipinti) (2014)

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    Mt.Stewart, PEI: Jennifer McQuaid (Jennifer McQuaid) 2012
    Charlottetown and Eastern PEI.

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    Stony Plain, Alberta: Janine Claus (ninejr) (2011, 2014)
    Serving Parkland County and Greater Edmonton Area

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    Re: Public Listing of Canadian Technicians

    EDMONTON, AB: April Seibel (apriil) CRST since 2003, CRST-I since 2011 (2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013)
    Serving Edmonton and area!
    ~April~ CRST since 2003, CRST-I since 2011
    All my babies are grown!

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