Mission, Vision and Values Statement

The Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) is a volunteer led, not-for-profit national organization which through strong leadership provides support to our members and provides the unified voice of organized snowmobiling at the national and international levels.

The CCSO envisions that across Canada, organized snowmobile trail networks and riding areas provide a lasting legacy of responsible, recreational riding experiences that are highly valued, safe, enjoyable, sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

The CCSO strives to represent all Canadian organized snowmobiling jurisdictions to maintain a national understanding of the needs and expectations of recreational snowmobilers across Canada. Members of the CCSO perceive real value from their association with the national organization as well as with other members. By participating in the CCSO organization at the national level, members are better informed, have higher levels of consensus, attain more by working together, and “achieve strength in numbers”. As a national federation, the CCSO is professional, proactive and forward thinking. Decision making processes are accountable, transparent, inclusive and respectful of member interests and priorities. The CCSO is enthusiastic and has a clear vision for the future of organized snowmobiling in Canada.

Last approved March 2023

Objectives of the CCSO/CCOM:

  • To promote, foster and encourage by any and all proper and lawful means the welfare and betterment of recreational snowmobile activities in Canada;
  • To promote and maintain a positive public image;
  • To promote, foster and encourage snowmobile tourism and its economic benefits throughout Canada;
  • To expand, support, organize and protect designated, sustainable, permanent recreational snowmobile trails and riding areas in Canada;
  • To provide a medium of coordination on matters of mutual interests for all organizations and persons concerned with any aspect of recreational snowmobiling and to cooperate with other industries, organizations, the general public, and provincial/territorial and federal officials, on matters affecting the use of snowmobiles;
  • To act as a resource for legislative activities regarding organized snowmobiling with the federal and/or provincial/ territorial governments and to provide snowmobile user groups with methods to secure government support;
  • To act as support liaison agent and representative of snowmobile organizations in Canada at the federal/provincial/territorial government and national corporate levels;
  • To act as an information agent for members or member organizations involved in organized snowmobiling in Canada;
  • To act as an information agency for all Canadian citizens with respect to the marketing and promotion of snowmobile safety programs;
  • To promote a code of ethics appropriate to organized snowmobiling;
  • To unite Canada’s snowmobile community into a strong voice representing issues at the national level;
  • To maintain financial stability; and
  • To foster and promote environmental awareness.Last approved March 2023