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1 Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success

2 New Vision Statement Paddle Canada educates and inspires recreational paddlers of all disciplines, abilities, and ages. We promote public paddling safety awareness and provide paddle skill development through our internationally recognized programs and respected partnerships with complementary organizations. Paddle Canada constantly strives to meet the changing needs of the paddling community by improving existing safety and skill programs, resources, and growing our national instructor base, to encompass all regions and paddling disciplines. Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success

3 Draft Mission Statement To promote all forms of recreational paddling emphasizing safety & instruction, to Canadians of diverse abilities, culture and ages and to thus deepen our collective appreciation of our land and paddling heritage. Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success

4 Paddle Canada values the following as part of its activities: Safety We promote and teach the safe use of canoes, kayaks and SUP. Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success Heritage We nurture understanding of the place of the canoe and the kayak in our Canadian heritage. Environmental Awareness We help develop a love and respect for our natural resources. Educational Programs We train our instructors to certify people in the knowledge & skills of safe and enjoyable canoeing, kayaking and SUP.

5 Strategic Priorities & Goals Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success Public Awareness & Membership Paddle Canada is seen publicly as the authority for safety and education for paddling. Paddlers and organizations value membership in Paddle Canada. Paddle Canada’s goals are to: Improve public awareness of Paddle Canada Increase membership opportunities

6 Strategic Priorities & Goals Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success YOUTH Paddle Canada engages youth to participate in recreational paddle sports and to grow a vibrant Canadian paddling community. Paddle Canada supports youth in healthy lifestyle choices and appreciation of the natural environment.

7 Strategic Priorities & Goals Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success Partnerships New and existing Paddle Canada partners support and promote common goals and values. Paddle Canada’s goal is to: Strengthen and grow relationships with new and existing partners, in order to support the Paddle Canada Vision. Pro-Deal Partners like Northwater, Outdoor Research, Level Six, Keen, Aquapac, Wilderness 1 st Aid Providers

8 Strategic Priorities & Goals Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success 2013 Instructor Development Paddle Canada is seen publicly as the authority for safety and education for paddling. Paddlers and organizations value membership in Paddle Canada. Paddle Canada’s goals are to: Improve public awareness of Paddle Canada Increase membership opportunities

9 Objectives To Address Priorities Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success 2013 Create and implement a communication plan with measurable results Increase opportunities to belong to and support Paddle Canada (with a realistic but ambitious increase in membership) Increase the number of youth participating in Paddle Canada programs Increase the number of existing organized youth paddling programs that are utilizing Paddle Canada programs. Harness the full potential of existing relationships Identify and foster new relationships aligning with the Vision Evaluate costs / benefits of partnerships annually Increase instructor development opportunities at all levels Identify opportunities for enhanced accessibility of the Paddle Canada programs.

10 Some Strategies To Address Priorities & Goals in Year 1 (2013) Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success 2013 National Paddling Week Awareness of paddling, PC & call to action to join as a member National Paddling Week Awareness of paddling, PC & call to action to join as a member Development of PaddleSmart Program (National Search & Rescue Secretariat) Development of Communication / Marketing Plan: Current Strokes Enews, website(s), social media, trade shows, print media, Kanawa articles & Rapid Media Development of Communication / Marketing Plan: Current Strokes Enews, website(s), social media, trade shows, print media, Kanawa articles & Rapid Media

11 Some Strategies To Address Priorities & Goals in Year 1 (2013) Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success 2013 Instructor Resource Manuals - Development & refinement of all program manuals & teaching tools - Start French translation of program manuals ( ) Instructor Resource Manuals - Development & refinement of all program manuals & teaching tools - Start French translation of program manuals ( ) Paddle Canada Funded Instructor Development and Recerts - Targeting regions in need along with youth organizations such as summer camps Paddle Canada Funded Instructor Development and Recerts - Targeting regions in need along with youth organizations such as summer camps Scouts Canada: - Partner to support increased use of PC programs by their members and leaders Scouts Canada: - Partner to support increased use of PC programs by their members and leaders

12 Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success Paddle Canada’s Float Plan for Success Paddle Canada is seen publicly as the authority for safety and education for paddling. Paddlers and organizations value membership in Paddle Canada. Paddle Canada’s goals are to: Improve public awareness of Paddle Canada Increase membership opportunities Public Awareness & Membership Paddle Canada engages youth to participate in recreational paddle sports and to grow a vibrant Canadian paddling community. Paddle Canada supports youth in healthy lifestyle choices and appreciation of the natural environment. Youth New and existing Paddle Canada partners support and promote common goals and values. Paddle Canada’s goal is to: Strengthen and grow relationships with new and existing partners, in order to support the Paddle Canada Vision. Partnerships Instructor Development Paddle Canada is seen publicly as the authority for safety and education for paddling. Paddlers and organizations value membership in Paddle Canada. The goals are to: Improve public awareness of Paddle Canada Increase membership opportunities Create and implement a communication plan with measurable results Increase opportunities to belong to and support Paddle Canada (with a realistic but ambitious increase in membership) Increase the number of youth participating in Paddle Canada programs Increase the number of existing organized youth paddling programs that are utilizing Paddle Canada programs. New and existing Paddle Canada partners support and promote common goals and values. Paddle Canada’s goal is to: Strengthen and grow relationships with new and existing partners, in order to support the Paddle Canada Vision. Increase instructor development opportunities at all levels Identify opportunities for enhanced accessibility of the Paddle Canada programs.


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