Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS) is the largest nationwide association of boating enthusiasts in Canada. Our aim is to increase boating safety and enjoyment by providing instruction in all phases of seamanship and navigation, both power and sail.
We are a non-profit, membership-type organization, incorporated under the Companies Act of Canada. Except for a small, paid staff - all teaching and administrative work is done by volunteers. CPS is non-governmental, non-regulatory and non-military. It is not restricted to boat owners, nor owners of large yachts. Purely and simply, it is a dedicated group interested in increasing safety and pleasure on the waterways, through education. We teach "safe boating".
The CPS mission statement:
To increase awareness and knowledge of safe boating by educating and training members and the general public, by fostering fellowship among members, and by establishing partnerships and alliances with organizations and entities interested in boating.