To promote all forms of recreational paddling emphasizing safety & instruction, to Canadians of diverse abilities, culture and ages and to thus deepen our collective appreciation of our land and paddling heritage.
Paddle Canada values the following as part of its activities:
We promote and teach the safe use of canoes, kayaks and SUP.
We train our instructors to certify people in the knowledge & skills of safe and enjoyable canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
We help develop a love and respect for our natural resources.
We nurture understanding of the place of the canoe and the kayak in our Canadian heritage.
The Four Priorities of Paddle Canada are:
The 10 Objectives of the Association are as follows:
No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity available at Paddle Canada, on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language differences, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital status, or disability.