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Welcome to the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association. ORCKA provides ongoing support for instructional programs for canoeing and kayaking from beginner to expert. ORCKA paddling programs are provincially recognized and nationally certified.

Your support is appreciated and essential to promote the development of safe, competent and knowledgeable recreational paddlers! Become a member of your provincial paddling organization.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ORCKA MEMBERSHIP?

ORCKA’s individual members may take advantage of the following benefits of membership:

  • A chance to stay abreast of the latest developments in canoeing and kayaking.
  • Canews Letter (ORCKA’s newsletter) and Canews (ORCKA’s magazine), which keep you informed of current issues and upcoming events.
  • Rapid, Canoeroots, or Adventure Kayak magazines, published four times a year.
  • Insurance benefits.
  • Discounts (usually 10%) at many retailers.
  • Access to and/or discounted rates at ORCKA events.
  • An opportunity to support the ORCKA Safe Canoeing Program and the ORCKA Safe Kayaking Program.
  • An opportunity to support ORCKA’s efforts to preserve the paddling environment.
  • An opportunity to become involved as a volunteer on the ORCKA Board, its committees, or as an area representative.
  • An opportunity to offer ORCKA canoeing and kayaking courses, if you are an Instructor and an Organisational Member or if you are working for an Organisational Member.

ORCKA’s Organisational Members have the following benefits of membership:

  • The provincially and nationally recognised ORCKA Canoeing Program gives more credibility to an organisation’s teaching component.
  • Support in developing and running the canoeing program.
  • The ORCKA Kayaking Program gives more credibility to an organisation’s teaching component.
  • Support in developing and running the kayaking program.
  • Free Advertizing on the ORCKA Website of ORCKA Organizational Member paddling course offerings.
  • Access to affordable liability and sport accident insurance.
  • ORCKA’s support in marketing courses: ORCKA brochures recommend “take an ORCKA canoeing or kayaking course with one of the many organisations using the ORCKA programs” and enquiries to the ORCKA office.

Individual/Instructor Memberships
Instructors who intend to instruct the ORCKA Canoeing Program or the ORCKA Kayaking Program must register as an ORCKA Instructor Member.

Instructor (canoeing or kayaking) .............................. $96.05*
Basic Canoeing Instructor ...........................................$67.80*
Flatwater Kayaking Instructor ................................... $67.80*
Camp Canoeing Instructor ..........................................$67.80
Camp Canoe Tripping Instructor ................................$67.80*
Camp Kayaking Instructor ..........................................$67.80
Trip Leader Member ..................................................
$67.80*
Individual Member (not an Instructor) ...................... $45.20*

As a membership benefit instructors members may opt to appear in our Instructors for Hire list. Canoe Trip Leader members may opt to appear in our Trip Leaders for Hire list.

  • Register as a new ORCKA Individual or Trip Leader Membership Online.
  • Renew your ORCKA Individual or Instructor Membership through the ORCKA Website. Log into your ORCKA Secure Member area (you will need your ORCKA Membership Number and your password), click on Renew my Membership and follow the directions.
  • Register or renew as an Individual or Instructor Member by mail

Organizational Memberships
Organisations using the ORCKA Canoeing Program or the ORCKA Kayaking Program and/or advertising the use of either of the Programs must be current ORCKA Organisational Members.

Organizational Member ........................................... $141.25*
Commercial Member (if not running ORCKA program) $84.75*

Organisational members will appear in our Organizational Members list.

  • Register or renew your ORCKA Organizational or Commercial Membership through the ORCKA website. Log into your Secure Organizational Member area (you will need your ORCKA Membership Number and password), click on Renew my Membership and follow the directions.
  • Register or renew as an Organizational or Commercial Member by mail

Our membership year is January 1 to December 31.
* - All ORCKA membership prices above include HST.
For more information email the ORCKA office.