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.

Stories We Need To hear: Three Canadian Women in Coaching 

by Cari Din

© 2018 Coaching Association of Canada, ISSN 1496-1539 

July 2024 • Vol. 24, No. 3 

They may not be household names, but the three women coaches who share their stories in this article embody the many compelling reasons why Canada’s sport community must evolve into a more welcoming environment for this and the next generation of women who give so much of themselves to their athletes, to their sports, and to their communities.

From their earliest experiences as aspiring athletes to the excellent coaches they are today, Janet Goddard, Miranda Kamal, and Savanna Smith are disarmingly open about their life journeys and the challenges they faced and overcame. Journal readers will be able to relate to and learn from these three remarkable women, who truly reflect why women can and should coach. – 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.

Read more

Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching - Program Guidelines

We found 95 result(s)

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

Looking to coach a specific sport?