We are pleased with our continued partnership with PaddlingInstructor.com
! Paddlinginstructor.com is a wonderful resource site for professional paddling instruct ors in Canada. In it's pages you'll find a community where instructors can share teaching resources with each other (over 200 documents to date!). You are encouraged to submit your own re sources in "Teaching Resources" section so other people can benefit from your knowledge. There are lots of other features like
Canoe Instructors Wanted!
- an 'Instructor Talk' forum,
- paddling news & press releases from around the world,
- videos, pictures,
- event listings & calendar (you can submit your paddling event too!).
It's present users are mainly sea and river kayak instructors. We hope that can change that now with this new partnership and encourage canoe instructors to participate in sharing of 'Teaching Resources' and discussions with 'Online Forums'. Registration is free so join today!
Click on Login (top right of page and register as a new member!)
A contract has been signed between Paddle Canada and with this website for a no-cost exchange of services between the two organizations.
Leave No Trace Canada
Paddle Canada is pleased to be Partner member of Leave No Trace (LNT) Canada. LNT is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this fantastic organization. We encourage our Paddle Canada members to take one of their courses that range from 30 min awareness workshops to one day instructor courses and to up to 5 days for trainer courses! Valuable courses for any outdoor educator.
We encourage PC instructors to build LNT practices and guidelines into any multiday and especially overnight courses that include a trippping component. There are many places in the PC Canoe Program manuals that refer to LNT guidelines.
For more info please visit their site at: http://www.leavenotrace.ca
Canadian Canoe Foundation
The Canadian Canoe Foundation (CCF) is a charitable organization that sends Canadian youth on environmental education canoe-trips. Our objective is to develop the next generation of environmentally informed and active citizens. We believe that extended canoe trips provide a transformative experience that cannot be achieved in the classroom. Only by travelling and living on a waterway can one appreciate and understand the impacts that human development is having on Canada’s natural heritage. The Foundation partners with environmental organizations
in order to raise awareness of their conservation campaigns and to provide our youth participants with real-world learning opportunities. After the canoe trip project, the youth return home as Future Leaders
; informed and motivated to work with their family, friends and our partnering organizations to find sustainable solutions to environmental issues in their Watershed.
During the summer of 2012, the Canadian Canoe Foundation (CCF) will be working with a wide-host of organizations in order to run a youth canoe trip in every Canadian province and territory! Partners on these environmental learning adventures will include: Paddle Canada’s (PC) canoeing associations, the Canadian Heritage River Systems (CHRS) and Chapters of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
Please visit our website to learn more about the CCF and our Canoe Canada 2012
Mountain Equipment Co-Op
Formed in 1971, MEC is a co-operatively owned corporation of national stores, selling and developing gear for the outdoor enthousiast. Paddle Canada and MEC collaborate on a national level to promote promote responsible use and access to outdoor areas. MEC also provides a small amount of ongoing support to it's non-profit partners, plus provides from time to time specific Community Contribution project support to Paddle Canada directly for some of PC's programme development.