The Municipal Bylaw certificate program is designed to meet and supplement the training needs of the municipal bylaw enforcement officer. The program is for for those already in the bylaw enforcement field who wish to continue their education and training, as well as those seeking employment in municipal bylaw enforcement agencies. The program will provide you with instruction in all areas of bylaw enforcement including common bylaws, property standards, the Planning Act, and trials and committee presentations.
"I could not have done a full-time course being on parental leave and I had this plan of doing a course which would propel me towards my goals of obtaining a steady, secure and decent job with a municipal government. The course that Humber offered fit well with my schedule and I finished it on time."
"The knowledge and professional information that I gained during my studies at Humber, especially under the fine guidance of experienced teachers such as Steven Kinsella, prepared me to secure a job with the Town of Oakville. I joined the Town of Oakville as a Parking Enforcement Officer shortly after leaving Humber College. I worked for five years in the Parking department before moving to Town Hall as the Lottery Licensing Officer and By-Law Enforcement Officer. I am currently doing both jobs."
"It has been nine years since I left Humber College, but I can surely say it was the very first stepping stone for me to get where I am today and I am still on the move to achieve more." Raj Vemulapalli – Municipal Bylaw Certificate
Faculty Bio- Professor Melinda Fartsalas: Municipal Bylaw Certificate
Melinda Fartsalas is a Prosecutor with the Region of York. She graduated from York University in 1997 with an Honours degree double majoring in Law and Psychology. Subsequently, she also obtained her degree in Mediation and Arbitration from York University, and her Paralegal degree from Seneca College. Between 1998 and 2001 she owned and operated her own Paralegal franchise as a Paralegal Agent specializing in Provincial Offences matters, Small Claims Court matters and Landlord and Tenant Disputes. Over the course of her 17 year career with the Region, she has prosecuted Provincial Offences, By-Law, Building Code, and Fire Code matters for various municipalities in the Region of York. As a Prosecutor, her duties have been extended to include training and mentoring of new prosecution staff, and continued requalification training for By-law Officers. Part-time, she has taught Provincial Offences and Highway Traffic Act courses at Seneca College in the Court and Tribunal Agent Program, and currently teaches part-time in the Municipal By-law Certificate Program at Humber College.
Those seeking employment in this particular field, as well as those already employeed as bylaw officers are welcome to register. No formal admission application required.