Without our members, Paddle Canada simply wouldn’t exist. We are a non-profit volunteer organization, financially supported by our membership and by our programs.
Instructor Member $90 CDN/USA/INTL
Paddle Canada instructor members have the right to vote for regional Board of Directors representatives. They may attend all Board of Directors meetings with full rights to discussion but shall have no voting status.
Waterfront Canoe and Kayak Instructor $20 CDN/USA/INTL
Waterfront Instructors may join at a reduced rate. This special membership category was developed to encourage more involvement with teaching paddling particular at schools, youth organizations and camps. Please note that any Waterfront Instructor that takes the next level of instructor training (Lake Canoe Instructor or Basic Kayak Instructor) will then be asked pay and renew at the full instructor rate of $90 per year from that date forward.
Friends of Paddle Canada $45 CDN, $50 USA, $55 INTL
The Friends of Paddle Canada is an individual member category is designed for the general public. Individual members have the right to attend all Board of Directors meetings with full rights to discussion but shall have no voting status.
Regional Member Associations
Regional Member Associations consist of recognized provincial and/or territorial associations. Each Canadian province or territory has the right to make up to two recommendations for Regional Membership delegates. Where the province or territory has two recognized associations, one Regional Member is to represent canoeing, the other kayaking.
Where there is no recognized provincial and/or territorial association, or when the recognized provincial and/or territorial association fails to recommend after due notice, any other entity may apply as an Interim Regional Member Association. This Interim Regional Member Association must be approved by the Paddle Canada Board of Directors.
Regional and Interim Regional Member Associations have the right to attend all Board of Directors meetings with full right to discussion but shall have no voting status.
Paddling Club and other non-profit paddling groups/organizations may apply for this membership category which includes insurance benefits and much more. Read more here.