Environment SHSM Sector

The SHSM–Environment enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on environmental science or environmental studies. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

Flashpoint Certifications

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Standard First Aid


CPR – C with AED
compass/map global positioning system (GPS)
Standard First Aid
WHMIS – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


advanced training in a technique (e.g., knots techniques) introduction to stream assessment protocol tourism – basic habitat restoration
animal and plant management land and forest survey skills watershed management infection control
approaches to healing Leave No Trace wilderness survival ladder safety training
Below Zero Ontario Hunter Education advanced training in a technology leadership skills
customer service Pleasure Craft Operator anti-oppression and allyship training life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)
fire safety and fire extinguisher use project management bear safety paddling techniques
geographic information system (GIS) radio operator chainsaw safety portfolio development
Hike Ontario sector-specific vehicle operation and safety fall protection Project Wild
search and rescue first aid/CPR/AED awareness sector specific regulations and legislations
species identification (e.g., fish, birds, plants, trees, small mammals) seed saving