The Continental Associations, aside from overseeing the sport in their specific region and representing their National Federations within the ICF, are responsible for holding Continental Championships.
The European Canoe Association for example holds Championships in Canoe Sprint, Canoe Slalom and Canoe Marathon in both Senior and U23/Junior categories every year. Wildwater Canoeing has a Championship every year: Seniors every odd year, U23/Junior categories every even year. Dragon Boat and Canoe Polo have European Championships every odd year while the Canoe Freestyle European Championships are every even year.
Continental Multi-Sport Games
There are various multi-sport games around the world including the Continental Games, for example the Asian Games, Bolivarian Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, the Mediterranean Games, the Pan American Games, the South American Games, and the Southeast Asian Games where Canoe Sprint features on the event programme. Other Games include the World Games, where Canoe Polo and Dragon Boat were part of the 2009 programme, the Masters Games where Canoe Polo, Canoe Sprint and Canoe Marathon events are held and the Summer University Games, which is another event for Canoe Sprint.