Instructor Fees Benefits

Instructor Member Fees and Benefits

Membership Type:Individual InstructorIndividual
Membership Fee/Year$10 year rate for current Paddle Canada instructors $10
Voting @ General Meetings1 for all1 for all
Meal — General MeetingsYESYES
Maximum $s for Credit-based support50% of courses costs to max $300/person/year, to current Paddle Alberta Instructor Member holding membership for 1 full year prior to applying. *For details & application see below.$0
*Instructor Certification Upgrade Subsidy:
  • For a current certified Paddle Alberta Instructor Member, who has been a member for one full year, to assist in attaining and maintaining a higher level of instructor certification and skills.
  • The subsidy is 50% of courses costs up to maximum of $300 per instructor per calendar year.
  • To earn credit to qualify for this grant, you must complete at least ONE volunteer task from any of the following:
  1. attendance at one Paddle Alberta General Meeting in Red Deer.
  2. volunteer for local paddling club/org/program and submit to Paddle Alberta their signed letter summarizing your volunteer commitment.
  3. hold a position on Paddle Alberta Executive or Committee (the committees are fun and easy to join)
  4. volunteer for one volunteer shift at a Paddle Alberta Casino 
  5. complete one paddling-related volunteer task, with pre-approved permission of Paddle Alberta. (If you need suggestions, just ask.)
  • Instructor must complete and submit to Paddle Alberta a Paddle Alberta Instructor Certification Upgrade Subsidy Application Form with receipt(s) by November 1st of each year to receive reimbursement.


Approved Courses For Upgrade Subsidy Are:
  1. Paddle Canada Instructor level certification and Paddle Canada skills courses (except River Kayak Instructor — contact Alberta Whitewater Association for this)
  2. Swift Water Rescue nationally-recognized certification or non certification courses taught by certified instructors as required prerequisite for/Paddle Canada Instructor certification.
  3. Wilderness First Aid Certification courses as required prerequisite for Paddle Canada Instructor certification.
  4. Leave No Trace Master Educator or Trainer certification courses taught by a certified LNT instructor.
  5. Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader
  6. Interpreters Guide Association courses relevant to paddling.