The aim of the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association is to promote, to foster the integrity of and to enhance the enjoyment of 5 pin bowling as well as to instill a sense of pride among active bowlers. To this end, the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association is a service oriented sports organization that provides quality programs and services to its members for their participation. The association regulates 5 pin bowling, resulting in standardization within the sport.
Established on May 22nd, 1978, the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association is the governing body for the sport of 5 Pin Bowling in Canada. Its membership is comprised of eleven (11) Provincial/Territorial 5 Pin Bowlers' Associations, encompassing all areas and boundaries within the Dominion of Canada. In turn, each Provincial/Territorial 5 Pin Bowlers' Association is comprised of Local (Zone) 5 Pin Bowlers' Associations, whose boundaries are established by the parent Provincial/Territorial Association.
Bowlers and leagues within the boundaries of these Local Associations may join (affiliate) with the Local Association by voluntarily purchasing a membership card through the Local Association. Those bowlers and leagues who affiliate with the Local Association, automatically become registered members of their respective Provincial/Territorial 5 Pin Bowlers' Association and the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association.