CANI employ's a administrator, coaching & development manager, participation & club development officer and a performance development officer.
There are three development sections in CANI. A paddler may progress in one, two or even all three. The 5 star award in the personal performance section and the Level 5 Coach award in the Coaching section are both high level achievement awards and should be regarded as elite performance awards.
CANI has some 500 individual members of whom about 400 are coaches. There are also 250 affiliated members, these are paddlers who are members of affiliated clubs. Currently 19
clubs are affiliated to CANI.