The fees for volunteering are highly subsidized and kept to a minimum. We continue to ask volunteers to pay their fees as this demonstrates commitment to our students, programs and organization. We do not wish to create barriers or hardships for new volunteers. If you have further questions or concerns, please email ASSP and we would be glad to respond. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
$50 – CADS Level 1 certification course: this includes a nationally recognized certification. It includes a manual, instruction from qualified Level 3 Examiners, and a certification pin.
$40 – annualBCAS/CADS membership fee: this includes liability insurance coverage ($2M) for you while you are participating in any activity associated with ASSP & DSABC, a newsletter (Snowdrift) telling you what else is happening around the province.
$10 – annual fee to be an Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks member.
CADS: Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers is our national body, and it is through CADS that we can run certification courses. They set standards and protocol for all provinces.
CSIA: Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance. This is the national governing body for ski instruction. CADS instructors follow CSIA teaching methodology, using adaptive techniques and equipment with their students as needed.
CASI: Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. The national governing body for snowboard instruction. CADS instructors follow CASI teaching methodology, using adaptive techniques and equipment with their students as needed.
BCAS (formerly DSABC): BC Adaptive Snowsports refers to our provincial body. They oversee and provide support for all 8 zones province wide.
ASSP: Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks.
The CADS teaching techniques are based on CSIA/CASI teaching methodology. Once a basic understanding of CSIA/CASI methodology is established, we can modify the techniques and use adaptive equipment as necessary, according to the student’s ability.
If you do not already have a CSIA or CASI certification you must take this 6 hour certification course prior to the CADS Level 1. As a result, your own skiing or boarding will improve, as well as your teaching skills, knowledge and confidence as an instructor.
The first commitment is that you get your CADS Level 1 certification. This means 2 full days of on-snow training and one (Friday) evening of classroom training. The on-snow training takes place on weekend days. If you do not already have CSIA or CASI Level 1 certification you will be required to participate in 6 hours of CASI/CSIA teaching methodology on-snow training as well. After you have received your CADS Level 1, the minimum commitment required to obtain a free season’s pass is 100 hours/20 days on-snow volunteering. We also offer opportunities to volunteer for those who cannot commit to the full 100 hours.