Canadian Association for Rainwater Management

Non-Profit Professional Association 

"Providing Rainwater Harvesting Certification Training Across Canada Since 2012"

About CanARM

With increasing environmental awareness and concerns, addressing the issues of rainwater management has become paramount to the success and longevity of many residences and business operations. CanARM has been established to deal with the vast array of very positive actions undertaken by entrepreneurs, homeowners, and designers, and to help consolidate and focus jurisdictional governances across Canada.

CanARM is a national organization of individuals, businesses, and consultants with a keen interest in the future of rain and storm water management practices.

Rainwater Training 

CanARM exists to provide awareness, education and conduct research on best practices for rainwater management.  This includes the safe collection, storage, and use of rainwater across Canada.  

CanARM is the foremost national educational and training provider for awareness and certifications in Rainwater Harvesting and Management in Canada. Information and training is offered to a wide range of participants, and national certifications based on CSA regulations and codes for design and installation have been established. Offered by qualified professionals in regional venues across the country, CanARM training addresses the global issues as well as regional and local aspects of rainwater catchment, storage, treatment, and use.

There is an educational package suitable for everyone, including:

  • homeowners – property managers – schools
  • community groups
  • trade organizations
  • educators
  • architects / landscape architects
  • engineers
  • urban planners
  • regulators
  • municipalities
  • installers/practitioners
  • wholesalers

Formats for education and training include: lectures, seminars, workshops, and hands-on applied skills development for certification. With an infinite range of opportunities in sharing and leading the development of quality rainwater management, education and training sessions are tailored to the audience, venue, and region, and organized within CanARM territorial jurisdictions.

Board of Directors

Benjamin Morrison, President

Dean Barrett, Director

Jamie Wallace, Director

Anthony Oosterveld, Director


CANARM’s structure is setup to coordinate a national association while embracing regional differences in construction practices, building, plumbing and health codes, etc. Our Board of Directors coordinates CANARM’s efforts nationally, while our regional governance structure is split into five jurisdictions with Governors as listed below. Each regional Governor is responsible for coordinating efforts within their region and engaging local regulatory bodies. The five regions and their Governor’s are as follows:

British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories
Governor: Ken Nentwig

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba   
Governor: Rene Michalak 

Ontario and Nunavut
Governor: Jeff Thompson 

Governor: Alain Trahan

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island

Governor: Bren VanderZwaag

Canadian Association for Rainwater Management

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