Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) is the collective voice for canoeing and kayaking in Ontario which promotes the interests and supports the activities of its three disciplines, Sprint, Marathon and Whitewater.

Marathon (OMCKRA)

Founded in 1975, the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA) provides opportunities for paddlers of all levels to compete in marathon paddling events offering sport-specific training and competition programs for single and double blade paddlers. Taking the “water as it comes” races include a wide variety of classes from sit-down marathon canoes to North Canoe, Surfski, Outrigger and SUP.

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint was formed in 1985. We develop, promote and deliver quality Sprint Canoe & Kayak programs and events for our members across the province. Representing the sport of Olympic Canoe Kayak Sprint racing, our objective is to enable the development of excellence and growth for our members

Whitewater Ontario (WO)

Whitewater Ontario (WO) is the sport governing body for whitewater paddling in the province, and represents provincial interests within the national body Whitewater Canada and the Canadian Canoe Association. WO represents more than 600 recreational and competitive paddlers in a variety of whitewater disciplines including slalom, freestyle, open canoes, and recreational river running.

News and Events

CKC Registration

CKC has launched its CKC membership management system at This registration system will form the backbone of our communities’ digital infrastructure moving forward and presents an opportunity for our collective growth and improvement in delivering quality programming…


Safe Sport

Canoe Kayak Canada has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the organization, its members and its participants. CKC takes any situation involving misconduct very seriously.


Rowans Law

With Rowan’s Law in effect as of July 01, 2019, athletes under the age of 26, parents and/or legal guardians of athletes under the age of 18, coaches, team trainers, instructors, trip leaders and officials must confirm each year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources…