Please read what's below before you attend your first class.
Weather Prep: The course has outdoor activities. Before coming to each class, check the hourly weather forecast (link below) and be prepared (umbrella? jacket?).
Worksheets: You will receive Worksheets to complete at home. They are prerequisites for your second and third classes. The Worksheets require at least 5.5 hours each week.
Course Dynamics: Some of the course dynamics are based on the instructor's experiences with Greyhound, Canada Safety Council, Vancouver Police Department (Victim Services Unit), Dalhousie University, Vancouver Community College, and Class 2/3/6 vehicles (tour buses, intercity buses, trucks, limousines, taxis, motorcycles).
Masks: As specified in the BC guidelines (link below), students wear masks unless they qualify for an exemption. The instructor does not wear a mask because it interferes with some students' assimilation of what's being communicated. Here's a quote from the BC guidelines:
A mask is not required "while providing a service to a person with a disability or diverse ability (including but not limited to a hearing impairment), where visual cues, facial expressions and/or lip reading/movements are important."