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What does it mean to fly the CPS flag?
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! A volunteer-driven organization with a reputation for high-quality boating education, CPS also provides safety publications and other resources to its membership.
We have been connecting enthusiastic boaters for over 75 years, and played a major role in boating culture in Canada.With over 26,000 members from 170 local clubs (Squadrons) across Canada, members have access to a huge network of new friends, educators and enthusiasts, all of whom recognize that CPS is the established leader and trendsetter for recreational boating in this country.
You are in good company!

A respected and influential advocate for boaters, CPS works closely with many other organizations to voice concerns and recommendations:

  • Canadian Yachting Association
  • Provincial Marine Operators Associations
  • Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Canadian Safe Boating Council
  • Regional and National Recreational Boating Advisory Councils
  • Canadian Marine Advisory Councils
We also work with Transport Canada, Industry Canada, Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a member of CPS, you are supporting the creation and maintenance of a safe, beautiful and enjoyable boating environment for all Canadians!
Safe Boating Partners
Canadian Yachting Magazine
Cowan Insurance Brokers
Salus Marine Wear