Instructor News


Paddle Canada to create an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy

What is an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy?“An EDI Strategy is a roadmap to ensure an intentional approach to identifying and achieving institution-wide equity, diversity, and inclusion priorities and goals.Equity may be considered both an approach and a process that recognizes the existence of systemicsocial inequalities and introduces actions to proactively reduce, if not remove, … Continued

Improvements to the Paddle Canada Members Site (aka database)

You may have noticed some changes to the Paddle Canada Members website! We wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of those changes for you: When creating a skills course, the only mandatory fields are now First Name, Last Nam, year of birth, and E-Mail address. Your participants will receive a welcome email, … Continued

2022 Interim Election

Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador Director Vacancies We are holding an interim election to fill our Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador Director positions. If you are a current Instructor Member in either of these provinces and are interested in joining the Board of Directors, applications are open now. In our three-year cycle, both terms end … Continued

2021 Annual Report

On Sunday, April 10, 2022, we held our Annual General Meeting as an online event. Roughly 35 members and three staff were in attendance. Our new Bylaws were approved, and a summary of our accomplishments since our last AGM was highlighted. You can read the full Annual Report, complete with messages from our committees and … Continued

Students learn about how to read whitewater on an intermediate moving water course with Priscilla Haskin on the Red Deer River, AB.

Volunteers needed!

We currently have a number of volunteer opportunities available to members who want to be involved! The Sea Kayak Program Committee is seeking representation from the North (any of the territories) and Central (Alberta, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan) The River Kayak Program Committee is seeking members to join this very small, but growing committee with hopes … Continued

2021 Annual General Meeting

Paddle Canada’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The AGM will take the form of an online webinar. Participants may join by computer (mobile or tablet) or by phone. An agenda, 2021 audited financial statement, and committee reports will be shared prior to the AGM with all those participating in the … Continued

Paddle Canada 2022 Regional Elections

Did you know that our Board of Directors is made up of Paddle Canada instructor members, who volunteer their time to ensure that as an organization we are successful? Did you also know that these are elected positions-by you, our Paddle Canada members! Our Board of Directors is comprised of our immediate Past President and … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Executive Director Edition

In our 50 Years, 50 People series, we have been highlighting the many volunteers that have contributed to the success of Paddle Canada/CRCA. We would like to add the following names to this list, our succession of Executive Directors for their commitment of hard work to strive for administrative sustainability of the organization. We need … Continued

Mike Gilbert in his kayak.

50 Years, 50 People: Mike Gilbert

Mike Gilbert first joined the Board of Paddle Canada in April 2012 as the BC Regional Representative. Pumped to have been elected and able to serve our British Columbia members. He served two full terms (6 years) in that position. In 2014 he was voted by the Board into the position of President and held … Continued

Bill Mason Scholarship Recipient 2021

In honour of Paddle Canada’s 50 Anniversary, we increased the amount of our scholarship award to $2000. While we had many great applicants, one stood out, and we are pleased to introduce you to Carter Burtlake, currently studying at the University of British Columbia. “I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the 2021/2022 … Continued