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Registrations surge for 2023 Mountain Division Ski Improvement Clinic
By Geoff Scotton, Ski Improvement Clinic Coordinator, Mountain Division (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you are hoping to attend the 2023 CSP Mountain Division Ski Improvement Clinic, please don’t delay in registering, to avoid disappointment. Booking levels for the 2023 clinic have been unprecedented since registration opened May 13, with Week 2 selling out in early June and
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Terry Abrams receives Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General
By Elizabeth Oldfield, Communications and Marketing Portfolio Member (5×email@example.com) The Sovereign’s Medal For Volunteers is given by the Governor General in recognition of exceptional volunteerism of Canadians over a wide range of fields from across the country. It pays tribute to their extraordinary dedication and commitment. These exceptional volunteers embody the caring country we
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PEI Canada Winter Games 2023
By Wanda Ellsworth, Confederation Zone President (firstname.lastname@example.org) You are invited to the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Confederation Zone welcomes you to the 2023 Canada Winter Games to be held on Prince Edward Island from February 18 to March 5, 2023. We are super excited about hosting the Games and are looking forward to celebrating the
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What the CSP did for me!
By Perry Schmunk, CSIA Managing Director (email@example.com) Hi Canadian Ski Patrol members: I had the great pleasure to meet Jean Rioux, your co-executive director at a ski resort conference this past spring. I was lucky enough to sit with Jean at one of the conference dinners and told him that my start in the industry
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About Our Organization
The Canadian Ski Patrol offers more than 75 years of tradition and professionalism.
In 1941, a young osteopath from Toronto, Dr. Douglas Firth, was invited by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association to set up the first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski slopes. Since then, this non-profit organization has continued to grow with the Canadian snow sports industry. Today, the Canadian Ski Patrol, with more than 4,000 volunteer members, provides first aid services in more than 200 alpine and Nordic ski resorts across the country. Over the past two decades, the services offered by the CSP have gone beyond ski resorts: members maintain first aid services, medical support and coordination of a medical team for a range of sporting activities throughout the year.
Advanced first aid
Each patroller is trained to handle a multitude of medical conditions and is therefore ready to intervene in any situation that may arise.
STANDARD TRAINING AT NATIONAL SCALE
Patrollers must meet all the requirements of the CSP National Standard Training for First Aid and Snow Skills.
The first aid training of the CSP is accredited by the Canadian government.
Reasons to become a member
You'll find us wherever Canadians play outside
Education & Training
As the leading authority in certifying ski patrollers and advanced first aid personnel for our on-snow resort partners, we are dedicated to the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services.
Year round events
Over the past two decades CSP services have extended beyond the ski hill to offer first aid/medical support, and full medical team coordination, for a long list of recreational, music and sporting events for many organizations.
Include advanced first aid training, area access privileges nationally, electronic monthly newsletter, insurance coverage, legal support, contacts and references, lots of skiing, relationship with CSIA (Local), pro-deal/supplier discounts.
Safety & Injury Prevention
Providing services in over 200 resorts across Canada, with approximately 4,000 highly trained volunteers on the slopes and trails, we promote safety and injury prevention.