Coaching Association of Canada

Introduced in 2000, the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching provides timely, accurate, targeted information to aid in creating a healthier and more positive environment for women coaches – in Canada and around the world.

Examining the Effectiveness of a Transformational Leadership Development Program

January 2024, Vol. 23, No. 1 

By Danielle Cyr


© 2018 Coaching Association of Canada, ISSN 1496-1539

The importance of this article is demonstrated by the ringing endorsements of seventeen female student-athletes evolving into coaching careers at the collegiate level. They were the beneficiaries of a leadership development program conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Especially edifying was the realization by many of the women of leadership strengths they did not realise they possessed. The author’s recommendations are practical and achievable, so long as sport leaders are engaged and committed to achieving gender equity in collegiate coaching. A crucial element is the author’s call for including such leadership development programs as an integral part of every mentorship program, for which they build a compelling case. - Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor 

The views expressed in the articles of the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies of the Coaching Association of Canada.

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Journal Personnel


Coaching Association of Canada

Editorial Board


Dr. Diane Culver, University of Ottawa

Research Members

Andréa J. Woodburn, Laval University
Dr. Gretchen Kerr, University of Toronto
Dr. Cari Din, University of Calgary

Author and Editor

Sheila Robertson

CAC Staff Resource

Selma Baaziz, Manager, Marketing and Communications

Ad Hoc

Dr. Dru Marshall, University of Calgary
Nancy Lee, Broadcast Sports Journalist and Producer
Rose Mercier, Maverick Consulting
Dr. Penny Werthner, University of Calgary

Coaching Representative

Sheilagh Croxon

Member at Large

Claire Carver Dias, Clearday Communications

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching welcomes submission of abstracts from both new and previously published authors for Journal publications.

Abstracts that address the topic of women in coaching, as well as other general thematic areas of interest pertaining to female coach development and education will be considered. All applications should include a 100-word description of the article and a CV of the author. 

Submission Guidelines

For more information, please contact Sheila Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

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