To provide a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Lake Instructor courses. There are three levels of Instructor Trainers. Instructor Trainers are considered leaders in the Lake paddling community and have significant influence over the success and safety of the Lake canoeing in Canada.
Lake Canoe Instructor Solo (Intro)
Must have taught 2 Intro Skills Solo Courses in the last three years.
Upon Successful Completion
The Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Solo is certified to:
Teach the following courses:
Lake Canoe Skills Intro Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer
Assist on the following courses
Lake Canoe Skills Intermediate
The following instructors are accredited to offer this course:
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Introduction Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Intermediate Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Advanced Solo
Dependent on Mentorship Process
Maximum 1 Instructor Trainer: 2 Instructor Trainer Candidates
May increase Instructor class size by 4.
Little to moderate wind
Candidates must mentor on at least 2 Lake Instructor Courses Solo (Intro).
Candidates must teach at least 50% of the time after the first mentorship.
Candidates are to produce an Instructor Course outline for the mentoring Instructor Course.
Be recommended by the Instructor Trainer(s) that candidates are mentoring under.
Instructor Trainers are expected to have mastered the Introduction skills of the Lake Program.
They must demo the highest demo quality manoeuvres on the Intro Instructor Course.
They must seem comfortable and show the mastery in skill, knowledge, and safety for the course they are mentoring and teaching.