Canoe Program Development Committee

The mandate of the Canoe Program Development Committee is to help foster the pursuit of safe recreational paddling in Canada through the development and maintenance of a program of skill, instructor and instructor training and certification that is seen as necessary, effective and fair.

Priscilla HaskinActing ChairpersonAB
Kevin SillikerMember – Canoe Poling FocusNB
Andrew WestwoodMemberON
Brian JohnstonMemberMB
Jill BaxterMemberON
Tony ShawMemberBC
Brett PawlykMemberAB
Corey LockeMemberNFLD
Charles BurchillMember – StyleMB
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Charles Burchill
Phil Feuerstack
Tim Humes
Peter Kasurak
Becky Mason
Paul Mason

A note about advisors

Advisors are individuals that run PC Programs and offer extensive feedback, suggestions, etc. to the Canoe Program Development Committee. Special thanks to the individuals above that have offered feedback on the canoeing programs over the past year.

Interested in serving on the Canoe PC?

View the complete  Terms of Reference for the Program Development Committee. Canoe PC members should be individuals that are current and active having run Paddle Canada programs and hold at least two Instructor Trainer status in different canoe disciplines.

How to apply

Contact us with a brief history of how your work and education relate to the work of the committee.

For more information on any projects or initiatives of this committee, please contact the Committee Chairperson.