Coaching Association of Canada

National Coach Workshop

The Women in Coaching program is a national campaign aimed to increase the number of coaching opportunities for women, at all levels of sport.

Since 1987, over 500 women coaches have received some $3,000,000, in the form of professional development grants, apprenticeship grants, and National Coaching Institute scholarships.

Guylaine Demers, Marion Lay and Penny Wethner, in collaboration with CAAWS, Égale Action, CAC and Promotion+, will host the 2015 National Coach Workshop and the national conference on women and sport at Laval University next june: The 2015 Conversation: Moving the world forward - Make the change happen. For more information and to register, click here.

To view the slide show on the Women in Coaching program click here (pdf, 166 KB).

  • 2015 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    To attend the National Coach Workshop, coaches must be nominated by their national sport organization (NSO). For more information, click here.
  • 2014 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    To read the report from the 2014 National Coach Workshop click here.
  • 2012 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    The 2012 National Coach Workshop, held April 13-15, and hosted by the CAC’s Women in Coaching consultants Sheilagh Croxon and Isabelle Cayer, welcomed 22 coaches from 18 sports. Anne Merklinger, CEO of Own the Podium, kicked off the weekend with her powerful presentation on “Striving for Excellence”. Guylaine Demers, Professor at the Department of Physical Education at Laval University specializing in sport intervention, discussed “Why Gender Matters” when coaching females and males and the importance of recognizing their differences when communicating with them. Dr. Penny Werthner, Director and Associate Dean, University of Ottawa, who specializes in psychological preparation for World Championships and Olympic Games and is currently working with many national and Olympic team athletes and coaches, presented a session on “Taking your athletes to the next level”. Dr. Dru Marshall –University of Calgary Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and 2010 winner of the Geoff Gowan award for her lifetime contribution to coaching, spoke of “Lessons in Leadership”. All facilitators have worked extensively in the area of women in coaching. Elaine Dagg-Jackson, 2010 Olympic Winter Games medallist coach in curling was the featured guest speaker and spoke of her coaching journey and success as an Olympic Curling coach.

    To download the report from the 2012 National Coach Workshop click here (pdf, 185KB)

  • 2011 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    To download the report from the 2011 National Coach Workshop click here (pdf, 126 KB)

  • 2010 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    To download the report from the 2010 National Coach Workshop click here (pdf, 235 KB)

  • 2009 NATIONAL COACH WORKSHOP


    To download the report from the 2009 National Coach Workshop click here (pdf, 297 KB)