Coaching Association of Canada

Coach Recognition


The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) strives to recognize the tremendous contribution that coaches make to the Canadian sport system and to the success of Canadian athletes on and off the field of play. Our awards program spans the full spectrum of coaching roles from community coaching and peer mentorship to high performance and lifetime achievement.

Click here to learn more about the CAC’s awards program and nomination process.

Wall of Fame

The profession of coaching in Canada would not be where it is today if not for the vision and dedication shown by the founders of the CAC's Professional Coaching Program, formerly Coaches of Canada. These committed individuals, along with lifetime Chartered Professional Coaches (ChPCs), continue to drive the advancement of the profession of coaching. We celebrate their legacy through the WALL OF FAME located in the CAC’s national office in Ottawa, ON.

ChPCs elected to the WALL OF FAME also receive a Lifetime ChPC license. This is a meaningful recognition bestowed sparingly and only to those individuals who are deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to the profession of coaching in Canada. Lifetime ChPCs are elected upon recommendation of the Board of Directors.


Bob Bearpark, ChPC (founder)


Jack Donohue, ChPC (founder)


Marty Hall, ChPC (founder)


Pat Healy, ChPC (founder)


Andy Higgins, ChPC (founder)


Danièle Sauvageau, ChPC


Bill Thomson, ChPC


Donald Dion, ChPC


Dave Johnson, ChPC