About Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

We are a national organization of recreational boating enthusiasts with over 20,000 active members

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is a committed community of experienced boaters inspiring others to adopt a safe boating attitude through education and training. Since CPS-ECP has been connecting boaters and continues to play a major role in Canadian boating culture.

We are a nationwide not for profit organization with over 20,000 active members. Our instructors and programs help recreational boaters improve their boating safety knowledge as well as their vessel handling and navigation skills.

CPS-ECP Courses, Events and Resources

CPS-ECP Event Calendar

We offer a range of events and services nationally.

Get Your Boating License

The CPS-ECP Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life.


CPS-ECP is recognized as the foremost educational boating authority in Canada.