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. 


2019 Canada Winter Games - Red Deer, AB

  • Program Guidelines, 2019 Games
  • Please click here for a list of participating sports
  • 2019 Canada Winter Games Apprenticeship Program Application. To express interest, click here.
  • Application Due Date: October 31, 2017
  • Coaches Selected: December 1, 2017
  • 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