Coaching Association of Canada

What are the Benefits to ChPCs and Registered Coaches?

When you achieve your Chartered Professional Coach® (ChPC®) designation, you become a valued member of a community of coaches recognized for your knowledge, experience and ethical conduct—as well as for your commitment and passion.

When you obtain your Registered Coach license, you are recognized as a coach who been screened (Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC), reference checked and signed the National Coaching Certification Program™ (NCCP) Code of Conduct) by the Coaching Association of Canada™ (CAC).

Attaining the ChPC® designation or a Registered Coach license grants you the right to add the designation or license to your name on your business card, resume, name tag, and so on.

Beyond these intangible yet valuable benefits, you also receive access to tangible benefits:

  • Get Liability Insurance for Coaches

    Liability insurance is necessary to protect yourself while you work outside your regular coaching environment. The CAC provides this service to ChPCs and Registered Coaches at a discount.

    The insurance package provides coverage for paid coaches, unpaid coaches, independent coaches, team leaders, mentors, instructors, and coach developers who may not be insured when working/volunteering with teams, groups, or sanctioned organizations. It also provides additional protection in the event your team or sanctioning body does not have adequate insurance.

    Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. (CIBI) in conjunction with the CAC has formed an exclusive National Insurance Program for Coaches across Canada.

  • Obtain Health and Dental Benefits

    As a ChPC or Registered Coach in good standing, you have access to an easy-to-use, affordable, and competitive health and dental benefits program. Depending on your coverage needs, you may opt into one of 2 plans: OPTION 1 and OPTION 2

    Benefits of joining include:

         - Added financial security for you and your family

         - No medical forms to be completed with participating providers. SImply fill out your enrolment form and a Green Shield pay-direct card will be sent to you; and

         - Insurance is less expensive to obtain through a group plan than in the individual insurance market.

    For more information on how you can join the health and dental benefits program, contact procoach@coach.ca or Benefits by Design (BBD).

    English Inquiries: 1-888-272-0413, ext. 125

    French Inquiries: 1-888-272-0413, ext. 113

  • Get Legal Advice

    If you require legal advice pertaining to your coaching activities, including contract review or other dispute, the CAC will connect you with a lawyer and pay for your initial 30-minute consultation. Call the CAC at 613-235-5000, ext. 2387, or email procoach@coach.ca.

  • Access SIRC Online

    Gain access to Canada’s national Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), one of the largest collections of sport-related material. You get the following at no cost:

         - Access to SIRC’s extensive online sport resources, including:

         - Access to SIRC’s on-line job bank;

         - Leading research on sports science, medicine, and sport development (youth participation, physical education, and physical literacy);

         - Practical tools including coaching plans and training programs, club and organization leadership, management and governance templates/guides, and youth sport programming recommendations;

         - Search SIRC’s sport databases;

         - Multi-media SIRCuit (Athlete Pathways, Leadership, and High Performance); and

         - Ask SIRC online,

    Log in to your Locker account to access this service and click on the “Professional Coaching” tab on the left side of your screen. If you log in and are not taken to the CAC Dashboard, contact SIRC at info@sirc.ca.

  • Access Professional Development Webinars

    The CAC views professional development as a valuable component of continuing education. We have assembled a series of webinars sourced from a range of experts in the sport and human leadership and management fields, giving ChPCs and Registered Coaches exclusive access to them at any time, from anywhere.

    To access the webinars, please log in to your Locker account and click on the “Resources” tab.

  • Get Rosetta Stone Language (French & English) Training

    Get one of 30 annual licenses available on a first-come, first-served basis. These licenses are rotated among interested coaches. If interested, please email procoach@coach.ca.

  • Receive the Update Newsletter

    Update is the CAC’s Professional Coaching program newsletter and is emailed 4 times a year. It normally includes three sections: a topical webinar, professional coaching highlights, and a featured service.

  • Gain Professional Development Points at Coach House

    Coach House was created to better support coaches on site at Canada Games, other major games, and international events. It is used by coaches and team leaders for meetings, workspace, access to business tools such as printers, and to connect with other coaches. View Coach House photos from previous Games.

  • Get a discount on the Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

    The CAC has teamed with Sterling Talent Solutions to provide an online criminal record check process at a low price of $25 (+tax) per applicant. The Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) provides a secure database to store and share results, manage renewals, and track the progress of individual checks. To reduce your costs, you can share your check with the CAC as well as the organization with which you are coaching.

    For more information on the E-PIC, please click here

    For frequently asked questions about E-PIC, and other screening needs, please click here.

    To begin your E-PIC application, please click here.