What is Membership?

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-ECP 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 150 local clubs (Squadrons) across Canada, members have access to a huge network of new friends, educators and enthusiasts, all of whom recognize that CPS-ECP 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-ECP works closely with many other organizations to voice concerns and recommendations:

  • Sail Canada
  • 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-ECP, you are supporting the creation and maintenance of a safe, beautiful and enjoyable boating environment for all Canadians!

We would like to remind you about your membership benefits and hope that you take advantage of them. Click here for a list of our current National benefits.

How much does Membership cost??

Membership Fee – is made up of three components, National, District and Squadron.
National is currently $37.00, St. Lawrence District and Squadron combined is $8.00 for a total of $45.00 annually.

A second family member is half price.
A junior member – that is under 18 years old is free.