Instructor Benefits

Paddle Alberta Instructor price: $10

$10 PA Membership fee must be paid on the Paddle Canada website when you renew your Annual PC Instructor Membership.

Instructor Benefits:

Access to subsidized Paddle Canada Certification and Professional Development Clinics

Clinics will be advertised on our Events Calendar and by Instructor E-Newsletters.


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
  4. Volunteer for one volunteer shift at a Paddle Alberta Casino (next one is Fall/winter 2019 in Edmonton)
  5. Complete one paddling-related volunteer task, with pre-approved permission of Paddle Alberta. (If you need suggestions, just ask.)
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.


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. Contact the PA Office to apply.

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