For Club Administrators

Info and Resources for Orienteering Clubs

Orienteering clubs are the backbone of orienteering in Canada. Here's some helpful info for Canadian orienteering clubs.

  • Insurance

    Orienteering Canada runs a national insurance program that covers Orienteering Canada, Provincial and Territorial Orienteering Associations (PTOAs) and their Clubs. Information about Orienteering Canada’s insurance including how to request an insurance certificate is detailed in Orienteering Canada’s Insurance Info Document. The insurance request form is available here. Remaining questions? Email

  • Waivers

    As per our insurance requirements, all participants in all orienteering events organized by Orienteering Canada affiliated clubs and associations are required to sign this waiver (for adults) and assumption of risk (for minors). No changes to the content is permitted.

    For Adults - Waiver

    For Minors - Assumption of Risk

  • Event sanctioning

    The competition page has info about different types of competitions in Canadian orienteering and including the event approval process for Canada Cup events and sanctioning requests for Championship events. It also includes the Course & Class Guidelines for Canada Cup and Championship events.

  • Resources for major event hosting

    Orienteering Canada has compiled resources, templates and best practices for organizing the COCs and NAOCs. Please contact for access to these resources.

  • Rules
  • RouteGadget

    Orienteering Canada has a RouteGadget website that allows people to view courses and maps from events around the country. It allows orienteers to draw their routes and to replay races. Event organizers are encouraged to upload their event’s maps, courses and results to this database and that orienteers will upload their routes. Visit An “all about RouteGadget” info sheet is available here.

  • Athlete Development

    Be sure to visit our Athlete Development page to learn about Orienteering Canada's Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) guide. Ensuring that competitions, training and events hosted by clubs and associations aligns with well-researched sport development principles is critical to ensuring we are providing quality sport experiences at all ages.

  • Digital Orienteering Map Archive (DOMA)

    Team Canada Athletes and other Canadian orienteers have access to Orienteering Canada's Digital Orienteering Map Archive (DOMA). There are 2 DOMAs

Governance Resources for Clubs

Here are some resources we like that are helpful for volunteer runs clubs and associations

Interested in Starting an Orienteering Club?

We are developing a resource to help a new orienteering club get up and running. Stay tuned. In the meantime, contact us as we would love to help you start a club.

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