We are British Canoeing, the governing body for canoeing, kayaking and other forms of paddling.
Stronger Together is our new four-year strategy (2022-2026) to support, grow and celebrate paddling in England and the UK. It builds on the work and progress of the last four years and presents a plan to guide the work of all within British Canoeing and the paddling community. We have big ambitions and plans for the next four years. We hope that you will play a part in shaping and delivering the new strategic plan.
To encourage everyone to go paddling; for enjoyment, health, challenge and achievement.
Cross Cutting Themes
Over the next four years, we will place a far greater emphasis on four cross-cutting themes to bring a new focus and positive change within the new strategy.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Being inclusive to help everyone enjoy paddling, regardless of identity, ability or circumstance.Download Strategy (Full Colour)Download Strategy (Easy Read)
Environment and Sustainability
Caring for our environment to protect nature and deepen our experience.Download Strategy (Full Colour)Download Strategy (Easy Read)
Health, Welfare, and Safety
Providing safe environments to ensure paddlers feel positive, healthy and safe.Safer Together Strategy (Full Colour)
Working together, across organisations and communities, to promote and improve paddling activity
Our 10 Ambitions
Our delivery of the strategic plan will be guided by 10 ambitions and measured by 20 key performance indicators. Within the ambitions are 86 action plans that are either UK-wide or will impact only in England. This is in keeping with the UK and English responsibilities of British Canoeing and the devolved structure for canoeing in the UK. The national associations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own strategies, which focus on home country delivery.
Engaging recreational paddlers and attracting new paddlers.
Increasing membership and improving member services.
Promoting access, places to paddle and environmental awareness.
Supporting clubs and delivery partners.
Developing and supporting coaches, leaders, instructors and guides.
Developing and supporting volunteers.
Developing talent and achieving international success.
Providing excellent championships, competitions and events.
Focused on governance, people, equality and sustainability.
Improving digital services and communications.
Download Full And Summary Reports
If after reading this page you feel you want a little more detail about Stronger Together 2, download our 14 page summary report. If you want to jump right into all the detail then download the full 28-page report.
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