Coaching Association of Canada

Ottawa Selected as Host City for the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference

OTTAWA (February 2, 2017) –
 The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that the city of Ottawa has been selected to host the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, which will take place from November 8-10, 2018 at the Westin Ottawa. The event was last held in Ottawa in 2014.

“We are delighted to work with the Coaches Association of Ontario to bring back the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference to the nation’s capital,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “Rich in sport history and home to many national sport organizations, Ottawa is a great location to host our annual conference.”

“Ottawa Tourism is honoured to welcome the Coaching Association of Canada’s 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference to the nation’s capital,” said Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “Through our Bid More / Win More / Host More strategy, Ottawa has embraced sports tourism and has hosted several major sporting events in recent years; we look forward to welcoming hundreds of delegates who share this passion.”

The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is Canada’s conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. It consists of three full days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities.

“It is a real privilege to continue as a sponsor of the Sport Leadership sportif Conference to support our Canadian coaches,” said Deborah Gullaher, vice president, sales & marketing, Suncor. “Coaches are an integral part of our athlete’s success and through the conference and award evening we look forward to recognizing and celebrating their hard work and dedication.”

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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, please visit or follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

About Suncor
Suncor is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Petro-Canada Retail and Wholesale:
Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-PointsTM, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000 x 2382