Coaching Association of Canada
Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching

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.

Latest issue

The Canadian Gender+ Equity in Sport Research Hub: One Step Closer to Achieving Gender Equity in Sport by 2035
January 2021, Vol. 21, No. 1

As this difficult year closed came the announcement of an ambitious initiative that bodes well for girls and women who participate in sport. The Gender+Equity in Sport Research Hub, launched by Sport Canada on December 1st, is one of a series of measures arising from Budget 2018, in which the Government of Canada committed to achieving gender equity at every level of sport by 2035. An initial $30 million over three years was allocated to support data, research, and innovation, with the Hub being the latest government action to rectify the inequalities.

Led by co-directors Dr. Gretchen Kerr and Dr. Guylaine Demers, both of whom have a long history with the Journal, and Dr. Ann Pegoraro, the Hub will address several key questions: 

  • What are the barriers that stand between the current reality and this future?
  • What interventions can facilitate the change necessary to reach this goal?
  • How can research evidence be used to transform the Canadian sport landscape?

A first for Canada, the Hub is sure to play a major role in advancing participation and leadership while closing the gender gap in Canadian sport. It is uplifting news in troubling times. -  Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor

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Journal Personnel


Coaching Association of Canada

Editorial Board


Dr. Diane Culver, University of Ottawa

Research Members

Guylaine Demers, Laval University
Dr. Gretchen Kerr, University of Toronto
Dr. Cari Din, University of Calgary

Author and Editor

Sheila Robertson

PhD Student

Marie Christine Chartier, Laval University

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

CAC Staff Resource

Isabelle Cayer, Director, Sport Safety

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.

For more information, please contact Sheila Robertson, Editor.

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