Coaching Association of Canada

Chartered Professional CoachChartered Professional Coaches and Registered Coaches in good standing enjoy access to these tangible benefits:

Liability Insurance for Coaches

Liability insurance is necessary to protect yourself when you work outside your regular coaching environment. The CAC provides this insurance package to ChPCs and Registered Coaches at a discount. The insurance covers paid coaches, unpaid coaches, independent coaches, team leaders, mentors, instructors, and coach developers who may not be insured when working or 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.

Health and Dental Benefits

ChPCs and Registered Coaches 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:

The 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
  • 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

Legal Advice

If you need legal advice pertaining to your coaching activities, including contract review or other disputes, 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.

SIRC Online

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

  • Sport databases and on-line job bank
  • Leading research on sports science, medicine, and sport development (youth participation, physical education, and physical literacy)
  • Practical tools such as coaching plans, training programs, club and organization leadership, management and governance templates and guides, and youth sport programming recommendations
  • Multi-media SIRCuit (Athlete Pathways, Leadership, and High Performance)

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.

Professional Development Webinars

Because professional development is a valuable component of coaching excellence, the CAC has assembled a series of webinars sourced from a range of experts in the fields of sport and human leadership and management. ChPCs and Registered Coaches have exclusive access to these webinars anytime, anywhere by logging in to your Locker account and clicking on the "Resources" tab.

Rosetta Stone Language Training (English/French)

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

Update Newsletter

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

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. Coaches and team leaders can use Coach House for meetings, workspace, access to business tools such as printers, and to connect with other coaches. 

Discounted 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.