Instructor News

2022 Photo Contest

We invite you to submit your photos for our annual photo contest! This year’s theme is inspired by our tagline; “Learn to paddle. You’ll love where it takes you!” Share photos from Paddle Canada courses you participated in this past year; whether you were a participant or an instructor, we’d love to see photos of … Continued

Paddling Pathways and Youth Grant

Our second year of our Kaymayquinn Youth Paddling Grant was a great success! This year we were able to support 24 youth in participating in a Paddle Canada course! This grant was made possible with the publishing of the book Paddling Pathways, a compilation of paddling stories collected and co-edited by Bob Henderson and Sean … Continued

Paddle Canada and the CSBC

Did you know that we, Paddle Canada are proud members of the Canadian Safe Boating Council? And that I sit on the Board of Directors for the CSBC? Earlier this month, I attended (and presented at) the CSBC annual symposium and met with other organizations that are in the business of safe boating. Other attendees … Continued

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