J F Marleau

ISKGA Status: Advanced Guide (P)

Canada

JF has taught kayaking and guiding expeditions full time across Canada since 1998. He is a certified Level 4 Guide & Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC). He was vice-president of the SKGABC for 14 years, He is a certified Level 4 Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada.

JF is a pioneer of kayak fishing in Canada. He holds many diplomas, including a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from Laval University. JF is the author of books and training manuals and wrote the kayak fishing chapter in John’s Dowd classic book Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring.

When JF is not having fun on the water, he runs SKILS, Canada’s premiere sea kayaking training centre. He loves to communicate his passion of sea kayaking and use humour as a teaching tool. JF also enjoys teaching kayak fishing and guiding kayak fishing expedition. If you have never met JF before, it is easy to pick him out of the crowd, as his strong French-Canadian accent cannot hide him for long.

Jean-Francois(JF) Marleau
Certified SKGABC Lead Guide Level 4, Guide Trainer and Examiner
Certified Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Level 3 Instructor Trainer
Sea Kayak Instruction and Leadership Systems Ltd (SKILS)
www.skils.ca

SKILS Courses are Fun, Challenging and Rewarding!

module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document Provided Modules
Advanced guide observation  ISKGA  Pending ISKGA ASKL Assessment         
Advanced Skills Yes SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Advanced Planning Yes SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Advanced Leadership Yes SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Coastal guide observation Yes ISKGA Coastal Guide
Coastal Skills SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Coastal Planning SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Coastal Leadership SKGABC Lead Guide L4 TICK2
Generic Modules
Incident Management
Sea Survival
VHF license Yes
Food Hygene
Coaching Yes Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Level 3 Instructor Trainer
First aid Yes
Expedition Skills
Environmental Modules
Paddling in Ice
Hostile Environments
Marine Environment
Tropical Waters
Surf