Coaching Association of Canada

Sheila Robertson Award

The Sheila Robertson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to coach education, recognition, and professional development by a National Sport Organization (NSO) or Multisport Service Organization (MSO). The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) annually awards the Sheila Robertson Award to an NSO or MSO which consistently demonstrates its value of coaching through its organizational mandate, and communications activities throughout the year to its internal and external audiences. 

The nomination period is now CLOSED

2018 Award Recipient

Tennis Canada

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Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada’s mission is to lead the growth of the sport in Canada, with the overarching vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. Its long-standing commitment to coach development led to the creation of the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) in 2004. Since its inception in 2004, the TPA has grown from 800 members to over 3,300.

This year, Tennis Canada has created the role of Director of Safe Sport, a position charged with strengthening safe sport policies across the federation.

Impact on other National Sport Organizations: Tennis was the 2nd sport to have its NCCP Competition Development Advanced Gradation (CDAG) program approved by the CAC. The work done was shared with all other NSOs to help them build their CDAG program.

In recent years, Tennis Canada has truly pushed to become an inclusive sport by introducing initiatives such as their one-day workshops for coaches of wheelchair athletes, the continued growth of the Rogers Community Team Tennis program, and an ongoing partnership with the Canucks Autism Network.


  • Winners of the Sheila Robertson Award

    2017 Award Recipient

    Baseball Canada

    2016 Award Recipient

    viaSport British Columbia

    2015 Award Recipient

    Canada Basketball

    2014 Award Recipient

    Hockey Canada

    2013 Award Recipient

    Rowing Canada

    2012 Award Recipient

    Speed Skating Canada

    2011 Award Recipient

    Taekwondo Canada

    2010 Award Recipient

    Swimming Canada
    2009 Award Recipient

    Athletics Canada
    2008 Award Recipient  

    Skate Canada

    2007 Award Recipient  

    Skate Canada

    2006 Award Recipient  

    Diving Canada

    2005 Award Recipient  

    Sail Canada