The Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) began in 1932 as the "Canadian Small Bore Rifle Association." It received its Letters of Patent as the "Canadian Small Bore Association" on July 31, 1936. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the CSBA changed its name to the "Canadian Civilian Association of Marksmen." It remained the CCAM until December 2, 1964, when it adopted its current name.
Since 1964, the SFC has existed as "the National Sport Governing Body responsible for the promotion, development and governing of organized, recreational and competitive target shooting in and for Canada. The Federation represents all Canadian Firearm Owners and is responsible for the Development, Protection and Promotion of all Firearm Owners rights, property and their sport."
The Canadian shooting sports community has changed in many ways since 1964.