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The Department of Transport Canada’s Office of Safe Boating is responsible for overseeing regulations, standards, and policies, enforcement, and technical services for recreational vessels.
The Department of Transport Canada‘s Safe Boating Guide is a resource that educates readers on the relevant safety regulations for a variety of Vessels.
The Small Vessel Regulations are an annex of the Canadian Shipping Act, 2001. No person shall operate or permit another person to operate a vessel unless the safety equipment required by these Regulations is carried on board the vessel and the equipment meets the requirements of these Regulations.
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) was organized to improve communications regarding safe boating issues between government departments and agencies servicing recreational boaters’ interests and private companies and organizations in the recreational boating field.
The Canadian Coast Guard is a special operating agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada. They work to ensure the safety of mariners in Canadian waters and protect Canada’s marine environment.