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Important Notice: Online services for donations to the Honour Roll, Memorials, and Affinity Pins is currently unavailable until further notice. In the meantime you can send your request to the or call 1-888-277-2628.

Honour Roll Listings 1994 - 2019 Updated as of July 15, 2019

2018 Financial Statements

The Current Memorial Log

CPS Foundation By-laws 2014 - Revised October 2018

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Recipients of Honour Roll Certificates with members of the CPS Foundation
at the 2019 CPS-ECP National Conference AGM in Victoria, B.C. October 2019
CPS Foundation Continues to Support New CPS-ECP IT Program

Photos provided by CPS-ECP Photographer Don Butt, AP
Donation

The CPS Foundation donated $100,000 to CPS-ECP during the 2019 National Conference held in Victoria, B.C. in support of the new CPS-ECP IT Program. This increased total contributions from the Foundation for this program to $270,000. This $100,000 donation was in response to a request from CPS-ECP to cover budgeted costs of the IT System, and was part of a commitment from the Foundation to provide $100,000 up-front in 2019. As part of the commitment from the CPS Foundation, a “Match Funding” program was proposed for 2020 to include Squadrons and Districts that would see the Foundation match up to an additional $100,000. This commitment was designed to provide the maximum possible amount of funding to CPS-ECP for this project within established and published CPS Foundation funding parameters. This “Match Funding” proposal is still under review by CPS-ECP.

Pictured right, then C/C Charles Beall, AP accepted the cheque from CPS Foundation Chair John Hinksman, SN.

The Foundation members will continue to fund projects that help keep CPS-ECP operating in a positive manner and enable it to address the many changes faced in day-to-day operations. These donations have been made possible due to the support of individuals, Squadrons and Districts contributing to the CPS Foundation for which we thank you.

2017 Financial Statements

2016 Financial Statements

2015 Financial Statements

2014 Financial Statements

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Funding Guidelines of the CPS Foundation

After the $100,000 contribution from the CPS Foundation to CPS-ECP at its October 2019 AGM (refer Foundation up-date above) the capital base of your Foundation reduced to $926,000. The Foundation’s ability to respond to such a major funding request and still maintain a healthy base for future needs is a testament to the long term management of the Foundation and steadfast adherence to its long established Funding Guidelines; outlined below:

  1. The first guideline deals with the policy obligation of your Foundation to disburse each year, a minimum of 3.5% of the value of assets they own that are not used directly in their charitable activities or administration of the charity (formerly 80% of the receipted donations received from donors). These assets include reserve funds, endowments, investments and buildings. In the past 11 years, under the Chairmanship of John Hinksman, your Foundation has returned $478,500 to CPS-ECP to support its many and varied projects.
  2. The second guideline refers to the fact that your donations help to grow the invested capital, so that it will grow and produce a return used for qualifying grants.
  3. The third guideline refers to the use to which the funds available are utilized. CPS-ECP is a national organization and your Foundation is committed to fund projects which will support all of the Squadrons across the country. Individual Squadron or District projects do not normally come under these criteria. In general, requests for funding come through a National Committee, which serves the interests of all the Squadrons, and which provides documented evidence of where the funds have been spent. Your Foundation has no access to the Squadrons or Districts to check if a project reaches the planned objectives. CPS-ECP has financial rules to respect and can manage the projects more easily!
  4. The fourth guideline concerns the different services that CPS-ECP members can receive from the National body, through the normal budgeting process. Your Foundation will not reinvent the wheel. If a service provided by our National body needs financial help, your Foundation will evaluate the financial request coming from the Board or Executive Committee. Should a Squadron or District present a request for funding for a project outside of a national program or a national committee, it may be rejected by your Foundation. This does not mean that the project is not a good idea! It may only require referring the project to a national committee first!

The Directors are the custodians of the Foundation funds, and look at all suggested projects in the light of usefulness to the organization as a whole. Through your continuing support, we are able to ensure a sustainable future for CPS-ECP.

So when a member, a Squadron, or a District decides to support your Foundation, they participate as architects of the future of our national organization.

Ghislain Arsenault, SN
Director of the CPS Foundation
Updated November 2019

Information to Apply for Funding

The success of our Foundation depends upon each one of us!

Contribute to the CPS Foundation and Honour CPS-ECP Members

Cowichan Power and Sail Squadron has found a way to donate to The CPS Foundation while at the same time honouring members of the Squadron who have made a worthwhile contribution to CPS-ECP. The Squadron registers its life members in the Affinity Program so that each member who has achieved 20 Merit Marks and therefore a life membership in CPS-ECP have the memento of an Affinity Pin to recognize their service. For information on receiving an Affinity Pin visit our Affinity Pin page.

CPS-ECP Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is Coming to a Boat Show Near You

BSVTThe CPS-ECP Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) is coming to a boat show near you. The BSVT allows students to maneuver a “Boston Whaler” on a lake 5.6km X 6.4km in a virtual mode where there are only virtual boats and water and no risks.

The program consists of preplanned lessons that cover basic manoeuvres and safe boating practices: Docking, Trailering, Slalom Course, Crossing/Overtaking other vessels, Departing dock, Manoeuvering in Fairways, Pivot Turn, Mooring, Emergency Stop, Trim control in throttle, Night manoeuvres with crossing/overtaking lights, and controls to change wind and current direction and strength.

The BSVT embodies high-end technology featuring three computer screens with a selective rotating field of vision close to 360 degrees. It has a responsive steering wheel with console switches for horn and navigation lights and a Mercury Marine throttle. It reacts to variable settings for trim, current and wind. On the dashboard you see your compass, tach and speedometer. Drivers may manoeuvre through simulated exercises in a virtual environment, without the risks of a real boat on the water.

Make Sure Your Squadron Books the Simulator

If you haven't already done so, your Squadron should look at booking the CPS-ECP Boating Simulator for your next show or event. If you are interested in booking the simulator send your request to the or call 1-888-277-2628. Meanwhile read the article recently pubished in Boating Business magazine about the simulator.

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