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Boating Community Affiliations

We're proud to be affiliated with organizations committed to education and training, safety, environmental stewardship, and community benefit.

Boating Ontario Association

Boating Ontario represents over 500 member businesses throughout Ontario, including private & municipal marina operators, boat dealers, brokers and suppliers in the diverse recreational boating industry.  We work together with our members and partners to lobby governments for change and create industry-wide initiatives to grow boating to new levels.

The Boating Ontario Directory is your guide to fun in Ontario‚Äôs waterways and is available for FREE at booth #651-4 in the Boating Resource Centre, Look for aisle 600. The directory provides a comprehensive listing of  our members and tourist information divided across the 13 boating regions throughout the province.  Everything you need to make your boating experience unforgettable.

Boating Ontario takes pride in representing all our members and supporting them with critical and regulatory support, information, advice, direction and best practices for all aspects of their businesses.  Let our members do the work and guide you on your next adventure on the water.

Visit for more information or use our directory to find a Boating Ontario near you.

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escradrilles canadiennes de plaisance

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is a national, not-for-profit boating organization offering courses and seminars for recreational boaters, including the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating Licence) and the Maritime Radio Course to obtain your VHF Radio Certification.
Our site offers our online Pleasure Craft Operator Card course and links to our numerous other courses that build from the basic courses required by law to what you would want to know to cross the ocean.
Our PCOC card program is the only Canadian-issued card that qualifies for acceptance by the US Coast Guard. These courses are available online by self-study or taught via instructor led virtual classes or in classrooms.
Boating requires experience to feel confident on the water. The more knowledge you acquire, the more enjoyable boating becomes! 
Learn more at
Visit us at the Boating Resource Centre
(aisle 600 Space #651-1)

Canadian Safe Boating Council

Organized in 1991, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating. This is accomplished through providing boating and water safety organizations across Canada with boating safety resource materials and delivering boating safety messaging direct to the public. Key activities of the CSBC include an annual Symposium attracting attendees from around the world, presenting the annual Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs), and managing the Canadian Safe Boating Campaign, which includes North American Safe Boating Awareness Week as its cornerstone activity. As part of its ongoing commitment to boating safety, boaters will also find a wealth of information including boating safety tips, videos and information on the CSBC website.


CharterAbility is a registered charity dedicated to providing accessible, recreational, boating at no cost to people of all ages deprived of the opportunity due to physical limitations or personal circumstances.

On 16-Mile Creek adjoining Busby Park, our dock is fully accessible as are onsite washrooms and the pontoon boat that transports guests on an hour-long voyage of discovery into a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of downtown Oakville. Donations fund the trips, and dedicated volunteers crew the boat.

We are committed to improving lives by enabling time on the water, in safety and with dignity, relaxing in the company of friends, families and/or companions.



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