Coaching Association of Canada

Board of Directors

Paul Carson
Chair

Paul Carson is Hockey Canada's Vice President of Hockey Development. His day-to-day activities include the supervision of all grassroots programming initiatives for coaching, officiating, risk and safety, and player development programs. Along with these programming components, Paul also oversees the operations of three Hockey Canada Regional Centre offices in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. He has played an integral role in the development of the Hockey Canada Skills Camps and Skills Combine, and the National Coach Mentorship Program. Paul also led the development of the Hockey Canada Skills Manuals, the Skills of Gold video series, and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Program, a cooperative effort to deliver a hockey curriculum in schools across Canada. A former physical education teacher and school administrator, he is a High Performance 1 NCCP certified coach in hockey. Paul also serves as the co-chair of the Hockey Development committee for the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).


Dany Boulanger
High Performance Coach Member

Dany has been a full-time diving coach at Laval University since 1982, first with the Rouge et Or (until 2015), and with ARO – Club de plongeon de Québec since then. He has coached Junior Pan-American Championship, Junior World Championship and Commonwealth Games medallists, as well as junior Canadian record holders. He has been a Coach Developer since 1985 and a Master Coach Developer since 1989. He holds a Master’s in Human Kinetics and is a Ph. D. student in Education Science. At the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference, Dany was the proud recipient of the Geoff Gowan Award for his involvement in coach development. He is an NCCP Level 4 coach and a cofounder of the sport-study program in the Quebec City region.


Mathieu Boucher
National Sport Organization Member

Currently head of Development and Operations for Cycling Canada, Mathieu leads its coach training programs and acts as its main liaison for hosting international events in Canada. Boucher has been with Cycling Canada for more than 10 years and has five years of experience within the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC).

He has also served as the Chair of the CAC’s NSO Executive Council since 2016. An avid mountain biker, Boucher has participated in major Games in various capacities throughout his career.


Sarah Junkin
Community Representative

Sarah Junkin is the Run Jump Throw Wheel Program Coordinator for Saskatchewan Athletics. She is also a community and provincial team coach, a sport and database administrator for Respect in Sport, and an NCCP Master Coach Developer. Sarah boasts a strong resume of track and field accomplishments, including an eleven-time first team CIS All-Canadian, and a member of three-time CIS Women’s National Championships teams. She wishes to be part of the next wave of change and vision for coaching in Canada through authentic leadership and partnerships that are collaborative and meaningful. 

 


Sherry Robertson, ChPC
National Sport Organization Member

For over a decade, Sherry Robertson coached the Canadian National Synchronized Swimming Team to podium performances at major international competitions, including Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and was an apprentice coach at the 2000 Summer Olympics. As a Registered Dietitian and a Chartered Professional coach (ChPC), she has been providing nutritional counseling and presentations for national teams and individual athletes in a variety of sports as well as specializing in clinical eating disorders. Sherry’s role in coaching is now that of a Coach Developer and was the recipient of the 2015 Investors Group National NCCP Coach Developer Award.


Susan Lamboo
Provincial/Territorial Coaching and Sport Leadership Council Representative

Currently the Coaching Manager for Sport Manitoba, Susan provides Sport Organizations in that province with guidance and support for their coaching and volunteer screening programs. A multi-sport learning facilitator and a Master Coach Developer for Special Olympics, Lamboo assisted Special Olympics Canada in the redevelopment of the NCCP program into the new system. She has coached for more than 25 years with Special Olympics Manitoba and has been a part of 10 National Games. She was also Mission Staff for the 2019 Team Canada competing in Abu Dhabi and for the 2011 World Games in Greece. She has eight years of board experience at the community club level.


Bill Greenlaw
Provincial/Territorial Government Representative

Bill Greenlaw is the Executive Director for Communities, Sport and Recreation, a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage. He represented Canada as head swimming coach at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Paralympics and was a member of the National Committee that oversaw the integration of athletes with a disability into Swimming Canada. In April 2012, Bill was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Lynn Boudreau
Provincial/Territorial Coaching and Sport Leadership Council Representative

Lynn is a Senior Sport Coordinator with Sport PEI, responsible for coaching education, working with future elite athletes, and support to Provincial Sport Organizations. She is a Certified Learning Facilitator for volleyball and multi-sport and a Master Coach Developer for multi-sport. Lynn has coached volleyball for over 25 years at the university, provincial, and local levels. In 2005, she was named the AUS Coach of the year and Volleyball Canada’s Female Coach of the Year. Lynn is a past board member of Volleyball PEI and Biathlon PEI, two sports that her family are heavily involved. 


Greg Perreaux
Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative

Greg Perreaux is the Executive Director of the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) that is responsible for the delivery of Multi-sport NCCP in the province.  In addition, he provides leadership to the Aboriginal Coaches and Officials Program that provides education and training support to Indigenous coaches and officials.  Greg is also a Sport Consultant with Sask Sport Inc. managing High Performance Coaching, Officials Development and support to the Respect in Sport program.  He has been involved as a volunteer with many major events providing leadership in the volunteer recruitment, screening and recognition area.  In 2010, Greg was the assistant coach with the Saskatchewan team who won the Juvenile National Broomball Championships.  He has also completed NCCP training in a number of sports.  


Elise Marcotte
Athlete Member

Elise Marcotte is Marketing and Communications Manager at Game Plan, a program that supports national team athletes in living better lives during their high-performance career and beyond. She is a two-time Olympian, competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics (Beijing) and the 2012 Summer Olympics (London) in the sport of synchronized swimming. She also won two gold medals at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Elise is a certified NCCP coach in the Competition-Development context for synchronized swimming.


Monica Lockie
National Sport Organization Member

Monica is the National Performance Centre Director for Skate Canada and currently oversees operations for the Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Atlantic centres. A coach for over 30 years in the sport of figure skating, Monica has worked with athletes from grassroots to national level. As a consultant and developer of Skate Canada’s coaching programs, Monica helps develop new manuals, resource tools, and coach education materials for all Skate Canada NCCP programs. Monica’s passion for coach education has led her to become a Master Learning Facilitator and Master Evaluator for Skate Canada. Monica served on the Skate Canada Board of Directors for 9 years and was the chair of the National Coaches Development Committee for 10 years.


Dr. René Murphy
Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA) Representative

Dr. Murphy has served on the CCUPEKA Executive for seven years and also serves on its accreditation committee. As Director of the School of Kinesiology at Acadia University, Murphy has reviewed numerous university programs in Kinesiology and Physical Education. For more than 30 years, he has coached recreational athletes in numerous sports including basketball, ringette, softball, hockey, track and field, and cross-country running. Most recently, Murphy coached several local minor hockey teams and served as the varsity cross-country running coach at Acadia University.

 


Janice Dawson, ChPC
Member-at-Large

Janice is the Manager, Sport for the 2021 Canada Summer Games - Niagara responsible for leading the development of the competition schedule for 18 sports participating at the Games. Previously she was the Director, Sport Development with Speed Skating Canada where she successfully managed the development of the NCCP Competition-Development coaching context for speed skating. Janice has done NCCP course work in a number of sports, is a Competition-Development certified speed skating coach, a trained Learning Facilitator and a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC). She was previously the Head Coach for the National Women’s Goalball Team from 2006-2013 and a recipient of the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award in 2006. Janice is currently a Level 3 International Goalball Referee and has officiated at many Provincial, National, International and World Championship events.


Sue Hylland
Federal Government Representative

Sue Hylland is Director of Sports Services at the University of Ottawa. She is a past President and CEO of the Canada Games Council and a past Executive Director of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS). She also spent nearly 18 years with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) in the Sport and Technical Games areas, which included participation in 10 Olympic and Pan American Games.

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