Message from the Chief Commander:

Out of concern for our employees and their families, we’ve temporarily closed the national office. The employees will be working from home in a limited capacity so responses will be delayed. We thank you for your understanding.

We are also recommending that all face to face activities, classes, Squadron and District Meetings be postponed until at least mid April as the coronavirus / COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly. Online courses are still available.

The most effective way to prevent the spread of disease are things you do yourself.

  • Wash your hands often.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, inform the people around you and stay home. If your symptoms are severe, seek medical care.

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    • The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
    • The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
    • The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved — and valid in the United States of America

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        Other Featured Boating Courses

        Does everyone on board know how to call for help?

        VHF Marine Radio Course

        To operate a Marine Radio, it is required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate

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        Navigate knowing your exact location at all times

        Electronic Marine Navigation

        Learn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices.

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        More than your Boating Licence

        Beyond Boating Basics

        The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat.

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        Online Course Catalog

        Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is recognized as the foremost educational boating authority in Canada.

        Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a variety of online and classroom based Boating and Navigation courses across Canada.

        Take a boating course to improve your boating safety knowledge, as well as vessel handling and navigation skills.

        Member Benefits

        Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons means that you are part of a community of passionate boaters who are committed to safety, boating education and having fun on the water. Member benefits include:

        • Save on your group home, auto and boat insurance
        • Save on boating equipment from premier manufacturers
        • Marine assistance, Magazines and More!

        CPS-ECP Events

        We offer a range of events and services nationally — explore and participate in events near you.

        • Squadron and National Events
        • Operation Life Jacket
        • Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days