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July 22, 2021

National Coaches Week

Help us say #ThanksCoach to coaches across Canada 

September 18 – 26 marks the seventh annual National Coaches Week (NCW) and we’re asking everyone across Canada for your help in celebrating! It’s an opportunity to show your appreciation for the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. NCW would not be possible without your support and the entire sport community in Canada in the different ways offered to thank them for all they do.  
Ways to show your appreciation

  • Say #ThanksCoach via your social media.

  • Plan a recognition event.

  • Purchase a gift from our NCW eStore.

For more ideas and inspiration on ways to celebrate your coaches, check out the 2021 National Coaches Week Participation Guide

June  18, 2021

2021 CAC Coaching Awards

Nominations open!

 Nominate a deserving coach or organization! CAC is currently accepting nominations for all awards. The nomination period for most awards closes on July 30. The Coach of the Year nomination period closes September 10.  

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a lifelong commitment to coaching and coach development. 

  • The Coach of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a coach, both for the sport performances of their athlete(s) or team and for exhibiting excellence in sport values.  

  • The Impact Award recognizes an individual or organization for their creation of an innovative event or program that has benefited the sport and coaching community. 

  • The Community and National NCCP Coach Developer Awards recognize outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond to develop certified and trained NCCP coaches.  

  • The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards recognize coaches whose athlete or team has achieved a medal-winning performance at a World Championship, Olympic or Paralympic Games, or at the Special Olympics World Games. 

  • The National Indigenous Coaching Awards recognize coaches who demonstrate a commitment to a holistic lifestyle that embraces physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual capacities.  

Development Opportunities

July  6, 2021

Coach Survey: Learning and the Brain

Online Survey

The CAC is currently partnering with an international research team (see below for the full list of members) on an important project as we continue to position coaching as a profession. The survey will help contribute to the advancement of coaching education, learning, & research to benefit the greater public. Survey closes July 15

Research Team / Équipe de recherche

Marie-Pier Charest – Coaching Association of Canada / Association Canadienne des Entraîneurs

Glenn Cundari – COACH+

Matthew Reeves- University of Central Lancashire  

Richard – University of Nottingham

Phil Edwards – Dublin City University

Shawn Arent University of South Carolina

Philip Tomporowski – University of Georgia

Mark O’Sullivan – AIK Football, Sheffield Hallam University

June  8, 2021

CAC launches NEW Mental Health in Sport eLearning!

Free eLearning

Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.  
The 45-minute module is now available for free in the eLearning section of the Locker.    

Various Dates

High Five Sport Training

Virtual Training

Are you interested in levelling up your coaching? HIGH FIVE National is introducing a new and free virtual OnDemand training for sport coaches! Learn more about how to keep the game fun for your players while having a quality sport experience with HIGH FIVE Sport training. This training enables you to earn professional development points towards your National Coaching Certification Program through the Coaching Association of Canada.


This training opportunity has been made possible through a partnership with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. It supports the Government of Canada’s (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.


Pre-register to get exclusive access to the new HIGH FIVE Sport. It’s the best way to play!

Funding for Coaches

Coming soon.