Coaching Association of Canada

Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. Please click here for a list of participating sports.

Timelines:

2017 Canada Summer Games - Winnipeg, MB
 

MEET THE 2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES APPRENTICE COACHES!

  • Program Guidelines, 2017 Games
  • Public Interest Form
  • Public Interest Form Closes: January 15, 2016
  • Full Application Due Date: January 31, 2016
  • Coaches Selected: March 1, 2016
  • 1st PD Session and Conference: November 3-5, 2016 - Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference (Richmond, BC)
  • 2nd PD Session – Coaches only: April or May 2017
  • 2017 Canada Games: August 2-18, 2017

2019 Canada Winter Games - Red Deer, AB

  • Distribution of Program Guidelines, 2019 Games: August 1, 2017
  • Application Due Date: October 31, 2017
  • Coaches Selected: December 1, 2018
  • 1st PD Session: February - April 2018
  • 2nd PD Session and Conference: November 2018, Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
  • 2019 Canada Games: February 13 – March 1, 2019

For more information on the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program, or to apply, contact your PTCR

  • 2015 Canada Games Apprentices


    Dailyn Bell - AB Dominique Dirocco - BC Lorelei St. Rose - BC Samantha French - MB
    Ringette Hockey Speed Skating Alpine Ski

    Erin Moir - NB Allison Dominic - NL Eileen Parsons - NL Frankie Martin - NS
    Synchronized Swimming Gymnastics Judo Freestyle Ski

    Cynthia White - NT Julie Walsh - ON Jennifer Hartley - ON Darlene MacDonald - PE
    Hockey Speed Skating Ringette Biathlon

    Joanie Côté - QC Sabrina Bourgela - QC Colleen Butz-Purdue - SK Sarah Jones - SK
    Biathlon Speed Skating Ringette Alpine Ski

    Laura Simons - MB Vanessa McCarron - NS Hailey Hennessey - PE Jan Downing - YK
    Ringette Judo Synchronized Swimming Cross-Country Skiing
  • 2013 Canada Games Apprentices


    Twenty women coaches from across Canada are participating in the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program. The aim of the program is to prepare the coaches, each of whom was selected by their province or territory, to work alongside their mentor coaches at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, August 2-17, in Sherbrooke, QC.

    ALBERTA

    Chelcie Kucharuk: Athletics 
    Raynell Lavertu: Beach Volleyball

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Nikki Reiter: Athletics
    Holly Tawse: Wheelchair Athletics
    Lisa Myers: Para Athletics

    MANITOBA

    Lindsay Argue: Cycling
    Michelle Hynes: Basketball

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Kelsey Daley: Basketball
    Melanie Melanson: Swimming  

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRARDOR

    Erin Lundrigan: Golf 

    NOVA SCOTIA 

    Layla Calvi: Volleyball
    Leslie Taylor: Sailing

    ONTARIO

    Helen Orton: Canoe/Kayak
    Jenny Trew: Cycling

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Jennifer Power-Hawrylak: Swimming
    Bonnie Taylor: Wrestling 

    QUEBEC

    Julie Vézina: Diving

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Jennifer Robinson: Swimming
    Andrea Wolf: Softball 

  • 2011 Canada Games Apprentices


    Nineteen women coaches from across Canada are participating in the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program. The aim of the program is to prepare the coaches, each of whom was selected by their province or territory, to work alongside their mentor coaches at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, February 11-27, in Halifax, NS. 

    ALBERTA

    Ashley Peters: Ringette 
    Laurie Wiltshire: Judo

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Christina Acton: Speed Skating 
    Christina Sharun: Hockey

    MANITOBA

    Nicole Czajka: Biathlon
    Danielle Edginton: Ringette

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Manon Losier: Cross Country Skiing 
    Trina Snooks: Archery  

    NOVA SCOTIA 

    Peggy Falkenham-Boutilier: Biathlon 
    Jill Reeves: Figure Skating 

    ONTARIO

    Melissa Hill: Badminton
    Kathy Ludwig: Wheelchair Basketball

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Shara Cody: Squash 
    Shelley Gray: Curling 

    QUEBEC

    Michèle D’Amours: Long Track Speed Skating 
    Marie-Andrée Lévesque: Table Tennis

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Carol Ferris: Curling 
    Nataliia Sirenko: Artistic Gymnastics

    YUKON

    Amanda Deuling: Cross Country Skiing

  • 2009 Canada Games Apprentices


    Twenty women coaches from across Canada are participating in the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program. The aim of the program is to prepare the coaches, each of whom was selected by their province or territory, to work alongside their mentor coaches at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, August 5-29, in Prince Edward Island.

     Astrid Baecker: Soccer 
    Jennifer Butler: Athletics 
    Kylie Case: Cycling 
    Cathy Cullen: Athletics 
    Diedre Davidson: Basketball 
    Jill Dearden: Rowing 
    Christine Gillard: Cycling 
    Erin Gray: Soccer 
    Triona Harrop: Athletics 
    Jody Kinney: Softball 
    Jessica Leong: Diving 
    Julie Marks: CanoeKayak 
    Jennifer Marsh: Rowing 
    Justine McCausland: Softball 
    Paula Murchison: Swimming 
    Sophia Radecki: Cycling 
    Stephanie Robertson: Canoe/Kayak 
    Sue Rodgers: Cycling 
    Vicky Tessier: Basketball 
    Kathryn Zrum: Swimming

  • 2007 Canada Games Apprentices


    Twenty-one coaches from across Canada, each of whom was selected by her province or territory, were involved in the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program. The aim was to prepare the coaches to work alongside their mentor coaches at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon.

    Lori Austin: Figure Skating 
    Emily Boudreau: Alpine Skiing 
    Kerrie Boyle: Ice Hockey 
    Lori Butcher: Wheelchair Basketball 
    Amy Caskey: Synchronized Swimming 
    Nicole Marie Collins : Figure Skating 
    Kathy Costello: Figure Skating 
    Pati Creamer: Ice Hockey 
    Jennifer D'Alton: Artistic Gymnastics 
    Cheryl Harwardt: Ice Hockey 
    Laurie Hearn: Shooting 
    Ellie Hindel: Artistic Gymnastics 
    Sharon Hogg: Cross Country Skiing 
    Mandy Johnson: Wheelchair Basketball 
    Sacha LeBlanc: Speed Skating 
    Krista MacKay: Figure Skating 
    Krista MacNeill: Gymnastics 
    Elizabeth Migneron: Short Track Speed Skating 
    Sara Nielsen: Cross Country Skiing 
    Alyssa Rajotte: Artistic Gymnastics 
    Ky-Lee Soles: Alpine Skiing