The Missions of the Wooden Canoe Builders' Guild are:
- To preserve the art and craft of wooden canoe bulding.
- To promote high quality workmanship by its members.
- To pass on the skills of wooden canoe building through workshops, courses and apprenticeship programs.
- To preserve the heritage and history of wooden canoes through education and restoration.
- To support and serve its members by providing forums for mutual assistance and collective action.