Why Become a Member of the CSBC?

CSBC is the perfect forum to join other boating and water safety advocates in sharing ideas and carrying the message of safety and responsible boating to Canadian boaters. Your membership will help maintain and grow CSBC events and activities, like the Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign, the Annual Symposium, Cold Water Awareness programs, SmartBoater.ca and the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs). As member of CSBC you are recognized as a supporter of safe boating in Canada and can be confident in knowing that You Can Help Make a Difference!

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Membership is inexpensive and provides a variety of benefits including web site links, the CSBC Newsletter, personal networking with key industry and government representatives and the knowledge that your membership dollars help support safety in boating.

Please note:  We regret that the Coleman Canada/Stearns discount program is no longer active.  We thank Coleman Canada and Stearns for this program and their support over recent years.

How You Can Participate as a Voting Member

Personal memberships can be purchased for $75 annually. To join many other of our responsible corporate citizens in the recreational boating field, we also invite you to represent your company or organization as a Group member for $250. Plus, the CSBC is a charitable organization so the membership fee is reported as a tax receipt for your records.

CSBC members’ email addresses are automatically added to our distribution list. Non-members may also receive our email communications by placing their names on the CSBC distribution list.

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How do I become a Member?

It's easy! Simply fill out the Membership Application form below. Please join us and apply for membership today.

Membership Application with online card payment

CSBC Membership Application for download

Renewal by Cheque – Send cheque to: CSBC, 400 Consumers Road, Toronto, ON M2J 1P8, with name and invoice number or with copy of membership or renewal form.

Member Information Change Form

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Want to help more? Make a charitable donation! Even your membership fee is a charitable donation so simply joining is a great start. If you want to donate more than just the fee for your membership to our safe boating activities, we welcome your support.

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Thank you for supporting safe and responsible boating.

5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.

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Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

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Be Cold Water Safe

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.