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Volunteers needed!

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

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 of getting more exposure to this Paddle Canada program

Review the Terms of Reference for our program committees to learn more about their role and expectations of being a member of these committees. To apply, please reach out directly to the chairs of the Sea Kayak and the River Kayak committees.

Membership Committee

The Paddle Canada Membership Committee has four primary functions:

  1. To recommend membership options for membership within Paddle Canada for individuals, groups, organizations, agencies, and businesses.
  2. To define benefits for all membership options.
  3. To endeavor to obtain those benefits.
  4. To liaise with members in various membership categories in an endeavor to determine their needs within Paddle Canada.

This committee works closely with Paddle Canada staff to accomplish the above functions and is currently seeking 2-3 new committee members.

Waterwalker Film Festival Committee

The festival is currently run by the office. We are seeking volunteer members to act as judges and to assist with promotion for the 2022 festival.

If you are interested in either the Membership or Waterwalker committees, please send an email to [email protected]


We are excited to share two new opportunities that require a short-term commitment from potential volunteers.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy

We are looking to assemble a small task force to develop an EDI strategy for Paddle Canada that aligns with our current goals and values. Once the strategy is realized and published, the task force will dissolve. The EDI strategy will work alongside our strategic and operational plan.

If you have experience and interest in being part of this task force, please contact our Executive Director and/or our BC Director.

Paddle Canada and the Trans Canada Trail

Paddle Canada is seeking 3-4 individuals to assist on a National Water Route Classification project with the Trans Canada Trail (TCT).

The TCT is looking to develop a Water Trail Guideline to complement their newly released National Guidelines for Classifying Multi-Use Trails in Canada.

  • Time commitment: 40-80 hours (estimate) Project goal is to be completed by end of 2022
  • Exceptional knowledge of water classifications (Paddle Canada Classifications for Lakes and Oceans, International River Classification System)
  • Ability to work with others
  • Personal knowledge of watertrails along the TCT is an asset

If you would be interested in participating in this project, please email [email protected] by April 20, 2022