About the FSESO

What We Do

The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) is an association of firearms safety instructors. Our instructors are designated by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario to teach and examine the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) and/or the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRSFC) in Ontario.  Public safety is our number one priority.  We believe that firearms safety is everyone’s responsibility.

The FSESO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, authorizing the organization to manage the delivery of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course in Ontario.

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Our Mission and Vision

The FSESO was founded in 1994 by firearms enthusiasts passionate about firearms safety. 

Our Mission:  The FSESO will sustain public confidence, promote public safety, and encourage the responsible use of firearms by ensuring professional, effective, comprehensive and standard delivery of firearms safety training and testing through our members.

Our Vision:  The FSESO is respected as the premier provider of firearms safety education in Canada, valued for its leadership, professionalism, and effectiveness in supporting delivery of the Canadian Firearms Education program and promoting safe and responsible firearms use across Canada.

Our Leadership Team 

Executive Director: 

Kevin Culhane:  kculhane@fseso.org

Board of Directors 


Jeff Bangs - President

Nick Bartzis (Region 6) Vice-President

Alex Zbarcea - Treasurer

Marc Rockburn (Region 3) Secretary 

Martin Featherston

Firdos Somji

Paul Thomas

Rebecca Thompson

Ben Prince (Region 1)

Roger Vienneau (Region 2)

Art Hawes (Region 4)

Bill Arnot (Region 5)

Tony Cooper (Region 7)



Please direct any inquiries intended for the Board of Directors to Kevin Culhane, Executive Director: kculhane@fseso.org 

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Privacy Policy

The FSESO has designated the Executive Director to be the FSESO's Personal Information Compliance Officer. Any inquiry, request or concern related to privacy matters should be directed to the Executive Director: kculhane@fseso.org

For information on our privacy policy, or to obtain a copy of the policy, please email:  kculhane@fseso.org