Instructor Member Benefits

Current Paddle Canada Instructor membership benefits include:

  • Accreditation to run Paddle Canada Instruction Programs.
  • Access to the Paddle Canada Insurance policy.
  • Insurance coverage for all sanctioned Paddle Canada courses.
  • Access to the Paddle Canada Logo for program recognition.
  • One year subscription to Rapid Media’s Paddling Magazine (in either print or digital format).
  • Pro-Deal Purchase Programs from leading outdoor and paddlesport manufacturers including:


  • Paddle Canada decal.
  • Electronic subscription to our Current Strokes e-newsletter.
  • Frequent updates on issues and opportunities related to the national paddling community.
  • The opportunity to support our Threatened Waterways Designation and other environmental advocacy efforts.
  • Vote for Regional Directors to the Paddle Canada Board.
  • The right to attend all Board of Directors meetings as a non-voting observer.
  • Preferred camping rate at the American Canoe Association’s Sugar Island, in the beautiful region of the 1000 Island, St. Lawrence River, Ontario.
  • Bringing together members to learn, share, discuss and have fun paddling!
  • The knowledge that you are supporting a non-profit volunteer organization committed to promoting values you believe in.

Over $4000 in value:

  • $2000 value in insurance (if you were to purchase coverage on your own)
  • $2000 or more value in pro-deal discount savings from 13 partners
  • $17.95 value in a Rapid Media Magazine Subscription of your choice

Personal & Paddling Program Benefits

  • Improved and additional instructor resources / manuals
  • Improved access to certification maintenance and professional development clinics
  • Opportunities to expand and develop new paddling programs like recent SUP, Big Canoe, and a new sit-on-top rec kayak program, to meet an ever changing paddle sport.

The Industry Benefits as your member dollars support our attendance at:

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