The Shooting federation of Canada (SFC) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. It is recognized by Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and other organizations involved in the Canadian sport system. SFC is also recognized internationally by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).
The 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.