Coaching Association of Canada

Media Advisory: 2019 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference

2019 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif
OTTAWA, November 4, 2019 – The Coaching Association of Canada™ (CAC) is proud to host the
2019 Petro-Canada™ Sport Leadership sportif conference in Richmond, BC, from November 7-9, 2019.
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif is Canada’s largest conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. The event gathers more than 500 delegates each year for three days of learning, professional development, and networking with innovators and leaders from within the sport, business, and education communities in Canada.
This year’s conference theme, Mission: Resilience, focuses on how the sport sector in Canada can better serve its athletes by building its own resilience. This mission is increasingly important for sport leaders as they encounter new challenges such as concussion awareness, the need for increased diversity and inclusion, and the responsibility to protect athletes from abuse, harassment, and discrimination.
Attendees will exchange hard-won lessons in achieving growth through adversity and make valuable professional connections that will take them and their respective organizations forward with confidence. In doing so, they will collectively reaffirm their commitment to their athletes, to their coaches, and to their organizations. 
More than 80 of Canada’s leading coaches and sport administrators will also be honoured Friday, November 8 at the
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
More online: 
Speakers and Presenters include:
  • Dr. James Makokis, Proud two-spirit Cree from Saddle Lake First Nation with a focus on Transgender people and underrepresented communities, and winner (with husband Anthony Johnson) of The Amazing Race Canada (Season 7) 
  • Pamela Jeffery, National Lead, KPMG Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Group 
  • Henry Burris, three-time Grey Cup Champion and two-time Grey Cup MVP 
  • Dr. Andy Van Neutegem, Director, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation, Own The Podium;
  • Norm O’Reilly, PhD, Assistant Dean and Professor of Executive Programs, University of Guelph 
  • Bruno Guevremont, Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador 
Participating Organizations: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, BC Archery, BC Diving, BC Sailing, British Columbia Golf, Canada Snowboard, Swimming Canada, Athletics Canada, Canadian Forces Sports, Hockey Canada, ISPARC, Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific, Wheelchair Basketball Canada, Richmond Olympic Oval, Skate Canada, Rowing Canada, Alpine Canada, viaSport British Columbia, University of British Columbia, 2021 Canada Summer Games, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and many more. 
November 7-9, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Awards Gala: 
November 8, 2019
Britannia Ballroom, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
6 pm to 7 pm: Cocktails, activation stations
7 pm to 9 pm: Seated dinner and award presentations 
Complete Gala information here
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.
For more information, contact:
Delaney Turner
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
O: 613-235-5000, ext. 2353
M: 613-292-7651