Coaching Association of Canada

Élaine Allard

Hometown: Montréal

Sport: Wheelchair Basketball

Current role in sport: Assistant coach of the Quebec Junior Team and guest coach on the U21 Women’s National Program.

Do you have a mentor/Mentors: Marc-Antoine Ducharme, head coach of the Senior Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team.

Current NCCP Training and certification: Wheelchair Basketball Competition Introduction Coaching Course.

Current occupation: Financial services consultant at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, specialization in Human Resources and Marketing, at HEC Montréal.

Coaching History: During the 2013-2014 sport season, I prepared weekly practices as head coach of the Valleyfield Aigles in the provincial A League. That’s where my passion for coaching started, and I was proud that we finished first in the league rankings.

After that, I focused on my own athletic career before finally retiring from the Senior Women’s National Team in 2016. I was then named assistant coach of the Quebec Junior Team and started working as a guest coach of the Women’s Junior National Team.

Who are you currently coaching (age, level): The Quebec Junior Team competing at the 2019 Canada Games.

Fun Fact:

  • Silver medal at the 1999 Cornerbrook Canada Games.
  • Paralympian, 2012 London Games.
  • 2014 World Champion with the Women’s National Team.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient in 2013.
  • Named Great Citizen of the City of Saint-Eustache in 2015.

What you do with your free time: Take care of my baby Arthur, swim, lift weights, practice mindfulness meditation and enjoy quality time with friends and family around a nice meal.