Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959
CPS-ECP & COVID 19
Virtual Classrooms Available
Face to face classes suspended until further notice.
We are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of all our volunteers, students and staff of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. We are suspending all face to face activities, classes, squadron and district meetings.
Online courses are still available. Based on Public Health Guidelines.
We have temporarily closed the national office. Most employees will be working from home in a limited capacity so responses will be delayed. We thank you for your understanding.
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The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved and valid in the United States of America
Commander Nick was on Global News recently (August 2020) talking about online CPS-ECP course offerings
Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes June/July 2021
Check out our photos from our winter activities
2.7 million Canadian fire extinguishers are being recalled for being defective. Be sure to check the fire extinguishers on your boat(s) and elsewhere to see if they are safe or need to be returned. Further information at the Peterborough Examiner and on CBC Business News (this link includes photos).
CPS-ECP and Peterborough Burgee logowear is now available through the URStore!
Dowload and print our new brochure and the pass the word by giving it to friends or family who might be interested in our programs!
Did you know about the CPS-ECP YouTube resource? Visit and view videos that will give you all kinds of boating tips and information on topics such as winterizing your boat, towing a boat, distress signalling, navigation, life jacket safety, docking and more. Explore the Videos
There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details
Do you realize you can saving money on your boat insurance every year? This can be done by taking our boating course and presenting your CPS-ECP Boating Certificate to your local insurance agent. Go to our national website for this and other great ongoing membership benifits.
Don�t get caught without your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and having to pay the $250.00 fine. Get your card from CPS-ECP in the classroom or online. The CPS-ECP PCOC course is approved by Transport Canada and is the only card in Canada approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.
We offer a full range of other courses to help you become a better and safer boater, and to better enjoy your boating experience. To enquire or to register for courses online submit your request or contact Jim Lee at 705.652.1206 or by .
RVCC - Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check - Have you ever wondered whether or not your boat is properly equipped? When you see the marine detachment approaching do you get a sinking feeling (no pun intended) in the pit of your stomach? Even the most experienced boaters have some difficulty keeping up with the requirements outlined by Transport Canada. Well we have the solution for you! More Information
We always need to update our Membership Information. Please help us out if you have moved, purchased a new boat, sold your current boat, or changed your email address. You can change your information using our online form, downloading our printable form to mail or send as an email attachment, or by contacting our .
If you are interested in more information on membership in CPS-ECP visit the CPS-ECP National Website.
News Alert: Flare Disposal: Boaters can now dispose of old marine flares by taking them to:
OPP Constable Syvret
453 Lansdowne Street East
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can also take them to this location during other hours and the officer at the front desk will take them and keep them for Constable Syvret.