I am beginning to teach kayaking here in Toronto. We have no accepted standards here in Ontario yet, and no real certification that is universal. So I am job shadowing with an experienced instructor who has Eastern Canadian certification and several years experience. I have alot of kayaking experience and teaching experience in other recreational pursuits, so I feel comfortable with this training approach. I need to locate a set of curriculum guidelines or standards for various other associations, I know they are quite detailed, but not sure where to get them. Any available on the net? And any comments you have about what to teach beginners and how to teach are appreciated. There is a good pool of knowledge and experience here, but I think the more we know, the better we can all be. Most importantly, the safer we will all be.
Thanks for your help, David