The Canadian Canoe Foundation is a registered charity that develops watershed-health projects that culminate in youth environmental leadership canoe-trips. Our  participants return to their communities as Water Leaders, educating and motivating their family and friends about environmental issues in their watershed and what citizens can do to work towards solutions.

The Foundation partners with environmental organizations who are working to protect the lakes and rivers we travel. Our youth participants get an on-the-water education about the work that is being done to protect Canada's water resources and are provided opportunities to become active in the conservation work of our partnering organizations.

Please explore our site to find out more about our programs and how you could find yourself exploring Canada by canoe this summer!


We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who have expressed their support for the aims and objectives of the Canadian Canoe Foundation.

Project supporters


Summer 2014 Programs

During the summer of 2014, the Canadian Canoe Foundation (CCF) will work with a wide-host of organizations to run watershed education programs across Canada.

Our marquee project for 2014 will see one youth participant from each province and territory join us for a two-day water conference followed by a week-long environmental education canoe trip.  The project was developed along with our partners at Paddle Canada, the Canadian Canoe Museum and Rapid Media to celebrate National Paddling Week 2014.

Special guest on the National Paddling Week 2014 Canadian Canoe Foundation Youth Water Conference and Canoe Trip project?  Canadian musician Kathleen Edwards!

Visit our National Paddling Week 2014: Youth Environmental Leadership Contest contest page to learn more and to register to win your place on the trip!


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to get our 2014 projects on the water! Thank you for your support!


The summer of 2013 was a big success for the Canadian Canoe Foundation with projects in the Mackenzie Watershed (NWT), Athabasca Watershed (AB) and the St. John Watershed (NB). A big thank you to our youth participants, project partners and supporters!

For a text description and visual summary of our previous projects (2010-2013) please visit our Picture and Video Gallery.