Coaching Association of Canada

Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module now available

May 10, 2022

When we work together to level the playing field, everyone wins. 

Coaches in Canada play an integral role in creating a fair and inclusive environment for their sport. While the impact of racism in sports and coaching can be far-reaching, so can the effects of anti-racism coaching education. Recognizing the need for timely, easily accessible resources, the CAC worked with a team of expert advisors to develop the Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module, which provides context and education on critical issues faced by coaches and sport organizations.  

“This module is part of a collective effort to continue to raise the standards for sport in Canada,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “For coaches to be true leaders they must ensure that there is no place for racism in sport. By developing anti-racism policies and implementing equitable practices, we can all be a part of creating positive change at every level of sport.” 

The Anti-racism in Coaching module will help coaches and members of the sport community to: 

  • Build their knowledge of issues related to race and racism in Canada that affect coaching 

  • Expand their understanding of what it means to be an anti-racist coach, and 

  • Cultivate the skills needed to support racialized participants in sport. 

This 60-minute module is now available in the Locker at a cost of $15. The fee will be used to sustain and update this module as new information and practices become available. It will also support the CAC’s grant program to increase opportunities for equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in the sport community. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP certified or trained status will earn 2 Professional Development (PD) points upon completion of the module. 

Learn more by visiting the Anti-racism in Coaching webpage.  

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