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The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two women coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. 

The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and Indigenous coaches. 

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. 

2023 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program 

  • Emily Rendell-Watson, Speed Skating, Alberta  

  • Shanya Shwetz, Hockey, Alberta  

  • Amelie Cloutier, Cross Country Skiing, British Columbia  

  • Lilla Gulyas, Trampoline, British Columbia  

  • Cassandra Groen, Hockey, Manitoba  

  • Katie Schoenborn, Ringette, Manitoba  

  • Kristen McKinley, Hockey, New Brunswick  

  • Jesika Savoie, Ringette, New Brunswick  

  • Allison Moore, Gymnastics – Trampoline, Newfoundland and Labrador  

  • Lauren Muzak Ruff, Speed Skating, Nova Scotia  

  • Abby Webster, Hockey, Northwest Territories  

  • Madison Pilling, Speed Skating, Northwest Territories

  • Hayley Roberts, Speed Skating, Nunavut  

  • Amber Aglukark, Badminton, Nunavut

  • Andrea Foessel, Wheelchair Basketball, Ontario  

  • Courtney McDonnell, Fencing, Ontario  

  • Emma Weatherbie, Hockey, Prince Edward Island  

  • Erika Bradley, Speed Skating, Prince Edward Island  

  • Marianne Boulé, Karate, Québec  

  • Vikki Fairweather, Boxing, Saskatchewan  

  • Lauren Ryan, Freestyle Skiing, Saskatchewan  

For more information on the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program, contact your P/TCR

2023 PEI Canada Winter 

February 18 – March 8, 2023 

2022 Apprentice Coaches - Women in Coaching

  • Chelsea Ross, Rugby, Alberta  

  • Charlotte Farran, Triathlon, Alberta  

  • Jess Tang, Wrestling, British Columbia  

  • Haley Bennett, Swimming, British Columbia  

  • Tanya Thompson, Volleyball, Manitoba  

  • Taryn Rampling, Swimming, Manitoba  

  • Bailey Andrews, Rugby, New Brunswick  

  • Hilary Pineau, Softball, New Brunswick  

  • Hannah Jardine, Basketball, Newfoundland and Labrador  

  • Emily Parsons, Rowing, Newfoundland and Labrador  

  • Alexa Davis, Lacrosse, Nova Scotia  

  • Edwina Renaux, Swimming (Special Olympics), Nova Scotia  

  • Soumya Singhal Routery, Wrestling, Northwest Territories  

  • Beverley Netusil, Volleyball, Nunavut  

  • Gabrielle Whitlock, Triathlon, Ontario  

  • Lauren Clark, Soccer, Prince Edward Island  

  • Chloe Drummond, Swimming, Prince Edward Island  

  • Karelle Savard-Kinuani, Soccer, Québec  

  • Madeline Humbert, Basketball, Saskatchewan  

  • Emma Hancock, Swimming, Saskatchewan  

  • Samantha Samuelson, Soccer, Yukon