Updates to CANSail Instructor Certification from Sail Canada
As of January 1, 2019, all CANSail Instructors are required to complete an Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) to register with Sail Canada. This part of the Responsible Coaching Movement implementation plan to help keep sailors, instructors and coaches safe. A new Police Check will be required by Sail Canada every 5 years, although some clubs and schools require these checks more frequently.
Police Checks can be competed at a police station and sent to Sail Canada, or can be done online through BackCheck.com for a cost of $25. Volunteers and other staff are also invited to use the Police Check service from BackCheck.com.
To create your account and complete your Police Check, visit https://www.
For more information about the Responsible Coaching Movement, including resources for clubs and schools, visit the Coaching Association of Canada.