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supporting the sprint community since 1985



Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprint (CKO Sprint), formed in 1985, is one of three affiliate organizations associated with Canoe Ontario (Whitewater and Marathon are the others). Representing the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe Kayak racing, the main function of CKO Sprint is to implement, manage and monitor programs and activities that are provincial in scope. The primary responsibility of the CKO Sprint is athlete development.

Our Mission

What we do:

CKO Sprint is a person-centered organization dedicated to providing leadership and expertise in the growth, development, and delivery of Sprint Canoe Kayak in Ontario.

Our Vision
We will:

Provide a healthy, safe, rewarding, and competitive environment with a commitment to the successful development of high-performance athletes, coaches/technical leaders, and lifelong paddling. 

Our Guiding Principles

A Healthy, Safe & Inclusive Environment is

We create a safe environment for all individuals, all abilities and promote lifelong healthy, active living through sport.

Quality is Key

We strive for excellence through effective leadership and continuous improvement.

Optimal Programming is Critical

Optimization is athlete-centred and allows each participant to achieve their full potential.

Collaboration Makes the System Better

We are committed to a culture of teamwork and community to achieve our shared goals.

Canoe Kayak Ontario

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) is the provincial governing body for the sport of paddling in Ontario, representing the sports of Sprint, Marathon and Whitewater.

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Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national body for competitive paddling in Canada.  CKC is a volunteer lead and staff-driven organization made up of a community of paddling enthusiasts – athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and supports – from coast to coast.

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