Last fall Paddle Canada approached Parks Canada about a proposal to establish a set of national standards for all paddle sports activities. In return Parks Canada wrote a letter of support back to us in January 2013, stating that “Parks Canada strongly supports the establishment of national standards for activities that take place at its parks and sites…… (Parks Canada) recommend that your organization participate in the consultations to establish national standards for all paddling activities”. This process will require the participation of many stakeholders including provincial and local paddling associations. This will serve Parks Canada better, in helping them issue Business Licenses for paddling programs in their National Parks. The hope is that this set of standards will be available as necessary to help other federal, provincial government and municipalities in their own processes.