Coaching Association of Canada

Call for Content

We would like to invite those interested in presenting a breakout session at the 2019 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel from November 7-9, 2019 to complete the session proposal form.


The theme of this year's conference is MISSION: RESILIENCE

An athlete’s body must be strong but supple. A coach’s mindset must be firm but flexible. A sport administrator’s vision must be inspirational but pragmatic. Alongside their skills, it will be their ability to recover and return following an injury, a loss, or a challenge. Their resilience will lead them to success.

Our sport community must be resilient as well. Its success demands commitment, cooperation, and courage. Just as participants must overcome obstacles and recover from their setbacks in sport, so must we be resilient in the face of the challenges with our sport system. We can learn to be more resilient by learning from each other.

A resilient sport community understands that achieving success in sport is not easy. It does not shy from adversity. Instead, it confronts adversity directly and overcomes it with confidence. What’s more, a resilient sport community shares knowledge, skills, and resources to build effective partnerships. A resilient sport community knows that the learning never stops. [DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL THEME DOCUMENT FOR #SLS19]


Prior to submitting your proposal, please review the theme, objectives, and target audience for #SLS19, in order to align your content with other conference material. All session proposals must be submitted no later than Monday, June 10, 2019, to be considered for #SLS19.

All session proposals will be reviewed and responded to by July 12, 2019. Any submissions not selected for the 2019 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference may be considered for future events, such as Partners Congress.

Please do not hesitate to contact Karlen Herauf, Events Manager, should you have any questions or concerns: kherauf@coach.ca or 613-235-5000 x 2388.