Grants & Partnerships
Grants are available for national sport organizations that organize and operate programs and/or initiatives to increase the number of women coaching or to increase the certification levels of women coaching in the sport.
Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis, with applications being accepted from April 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. Eight (8) grants of $500 are available to NSOs that provide matching grant of $500. Eligible initiatives include: NCCP workshops, Mentoring, practical coaching experiences (eg. Attending a National Championships in a coach apprentice role).
All approved grants will be distributed through a claim for reimbursement of expenses, upon receipt of the program's financial records and an evaluation of the program's desired outcomes.
The written proposal MUST be submitted electronically. Please use the templates provided.
Coaching Enhancement Program (CEP)
In the spring of 2015, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) signaled their intention to proceed with the development of a high performance Coaching Enhancement Program (CEP) for Canada's top summer and winter Olympic sports. Sport Canada (SC), Own the Podium (OTP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) have worked in partnership with the COC in developing a multi-year program to support Canadian coaches in the pursuit of Olympic and Paralympic excellence.
Launched in the fall of 2017, the Coaching Enhancement Program (CEP) is a ground breaking initiative built and delivered by Canada's high performance partners that makes a long-term commitment to the development of our Olympic coaches. The CEP provides support to NSOs in their commitment to assess and develop their leading senior coaches as well as those who show potential to rise to the top.
In partnership with the CAC, the CEP has prioritized providing support to build on the program that is in place to provide even more development opportunities for the participating coaches and enhance existing partnerships in the Canadian sport system.
Game Plan, Canada’s national athlete total wellness program, supports and empowers high-performance athletes to pursue excellence during and beyond their sporting careers. Taking a proactive approach to total athlete wellness, the program is designed to help athletes navigate change and focus on performing when it matters most.
The COPSI Network delivers Game Plan in seven locations across Canada. Each hub leading Olympic and Paralympic training environments to elite athletes and coaches. To learn more about the services available CLICK HERE.
The CAC and Game Plan Coaching Education program will introduce athletes to the possibility of a career in coaching. As part of this initiative, Game Plan and CAC would support up to 7 athletes to complete the Competition-Development or the Advanced Coaching Diploma program.
- Expose athletes to National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coach education.
- Expose athletes to a career in coaching.
- Recruit coaches from within the sport system.
- Develop a relationship between, Game Plan, CAC, NSOs, COC & CPC, to keep athletes and alumni in the sport system.
Access to Comp-Dev
Game Plan, in partnership with the CAC, will reimburse coaching education fees for 2-5 athletes to complete NCCP Comp-Dev training in their sport. This will be available for athletes who are still competing or within 2 years of retirement as per Game Plan eligibility, with the CAC’s funding contribution for female participants, as per CAC’s directed funding via it’s Women in Coaching Program.
Access to the Advanced Coaching Diploma
Game Plan, in partnership with the CAC, will reimburse coaching education fees for 1-2 athletes to complete the Advanced Coaching Diploma. This will be available for athletes transitioning out of sport or who are already retired, with the CAC’s funding going solely toward women participants.
Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada is a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Status of Women Canada works to advance equality for women by focusing its efforts in three priority areas:
- increasing women's economic security and prosperity;
- encouraging women's leadership and democratic participation; and
- ending violence against women and girls.
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is an organization that aspires to achieve equity for women in society through the power of sport. They are dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women—as active participants and leaders—within and through sport. With a focus on systemic change, CAAWS partners with governments, organizations and leaders to challenge the status quo and to advance solutions that result in measurable change.
Click here to find out how CAAWS is leading change for women and girls and sport and physical activity in Canada.
Gender-based violence/Teen Dating Violence in Sport Task Force
The Coaching Association of Canada is seeking expressions of interest from the sport, coaching, and research communities who are interested in contributing to the 2019-2023 CAC Gender-based violence (GBV)/Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in Sport Task Force. Learn more about the Task Force positions