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.
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
FSESO Chief Executive Officer:
Don Bell (click to reveal email address)
Board of Directors
President: Jeff Bangs
Vice-President: Martin Featherston
Secretary: Jesse Adair REGION 1
Treasurer: Firdos Somji
Roger Vienneau REGION 2
Vacant: REGION 3
Art Hawes REGION 4
David Eagleson: REGION 5
Lynn Coughlin REGION 6
Richard Holmes REGION 7
Please direct any inquiries intended for the Board of Directors to Don Bell, Chief Executive Officer at (click to reveal email address) or 1-877-322-2345 ext. 110.
The FSESO has designated the Chief Executive Officer to be the FSESO's Personal Information Compliance Officer. Any inquiry, request or concern related to privacy matters should directed to the Chief Executive Officer at (click to reveal email address).