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on July 20, 2017 Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) in partnership with the Lifesaving Society Ontario launched an online boating safety program targeting new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be experiencing recreational boating for the first time. START Boating is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills. The program will launch in English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese; followed by Hindi and Tagalog at the beginning of August.


The program consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water. While suitable for all boaters, the program was developed with Canada’s growing immigrant population, especially newcomer families, in mind (A study commissioned by the Lifesaving Society found that 31% of new Canadians planned to participate in boating activities during the summer months).

Here is a link to the START Boating website:


Safe Boating Guide

Transport Canada publishes this resource to make sure you know regulations that apply to boating and learn about safe and responsible boating practices.
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Canadian Power Squadron

Environment Canada

Marine Outfitters

Proof of competency for recreational boaters

Wavelength Sailing School

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