About MPA & Our Policies

The Manitoba Paddling Association



In our earliest days, the Manitoba Paddling Association (MPA) was known as the Winnipeg Canoe Club, located by the current Canoe Club Golf Course on the east side of the Red River.


Incorporated in 1982, the MPA is a provincial entity whose main purpose is to promote and foster paddling in Manitoba. Whether people are just considering trying out paddling for the first time, are full members of our Provincial Team or are somewhere in between. We work with all athletes and paddling clubs throughout the province to promote paddling as an excellent lifestyle pursuit.


In addition to the physical benefits, paddling can also promote good mental health... a whole-body approach to well-being.


We offer paddling options in Canoeing, Kayaking and Dragon Boating. Why not check us out?



How to get involved?



As a not-for-profit, MPA relies on many different positions in our organization from full-time coaches to our always reliable volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved with paddling in any capacity please contact us.







MPA is nothing without our beloved volunteers!


Whether you sit/have sat on our Board of Directors, volunteer(ed) at one of our many events over the padding season, chaperon(ed) our paddlers at any of their many training sessions and trips across North America or beyond, please know that we truly appreciate your efforts.






You are welcome to contact MPA at any time if you feel you would be a good fit for our organization.


The Manitoba Paddling Association's member clubs do hire summer staff to run lessons, camps and other programs. Check out the links below to see our Summer Staff Job Description

MPA Job Description 

Description de l'emploi de MPA


For other opportunities in sport, check out the Sport Manitoba, Jobs in Sport page.




Mission, vision & values





The purpose of MPA is to support and ensure the development of competitive and recreational paddling throughout Manitoba.




Turning people into paddlers, athletes into champions, one adventure at a time.




The Manitoba Paddling Association has many values, among them:

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Teamwork

  • Innovation

  • With a strong work ethic, teamwork, and innovative thinking, anything is possible


Manitoba Paddling Association Policies


The Manitoba Paddling Association and its member clubs are governed by their policies and procedures. We are pleased to share those policies with you here. But check back with this page as we work to add more information for your benefit.



MPA Policies


Anti-Harassment Policy

Code of Conduct

Dispute Resolution Policy

Respect In Sport Policy

Travel Policy

MPA Constitution

Approved MPA Bylaws

MPA Screening Policy

MPA Conflict of Interest Policy

MPA Conflict of Interest Form

MPA Financial Policy

MPA Privacy Policy


MPA Club's Policies:


In addition to the policies put in place by the Manitoba Paddling Association, each MPA club may also provide its own policies.



 July 2024