Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching Association of Canada Announces 2021 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Coaches

May 15, 2020

OTTAWA (May 15, 2020) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches program.

The program is a partnership of Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the CAC. It provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two (2) female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. In 2021, the Canada Summer Games will be held in Ontario’s Niagara region.

“We are proud to once again support and develop an impressive cohort of Apprentice Coaches,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “Apprentice programs are an essential part of a coach’s learning and development which is key not only to their impact but to their professional experience as women coaches."

As fully accredited members of their respective provincial/territorial team, apprentice coaches receive valuable professional development opportunities that can lead them to achieving the Competition – Development “Certified” level within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). These benefits include exposure to domestic multi-sport games, supervision and evaluation from a dedicated mentor coach, and exposure to high performance coaches from across Canada.

"We are excited to welcome this class of Apprentice Coaches to take part in the 2021 Canada Games," says Dan Wilcock, President and CEO of the Canada Games Council. "This program allows each apprentice the chance to experience the Canada Games while helping to elevate their coaching capacities on their journey to become high performance coaches and mentors. This program is one of the cornerstones of Canada's coach development system and we know from past Games that it is an incredibly valuable experience and we're proud to offer it again."

The 2021 Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches are as follows:

Province / Territory Coach Name Sport
British Columbia Jess Tang Wrestling
  Jasmine Mander Soccer
Alberta Chelsea Ross Rugby
  Charlotte Farrant Triathlon
Saskatchewan Madeline Humbert Basketball
  Marit Neff Athletics
Manitoba Tanya Thompson Volleyball
  Taryn Rampling Swimming (Special Olympics)
Ontario Caitlin Beresford Rowing
  Gabrielle Whitlock Triathlon
Quebec Kaitlyn Fournier Soccer
  Dorothée Chouinard Triathlon
New Brunswick Bailey Andrews Rugby
  Joni Colwell Athletics
Newfoundland & Labrador Hannah Jardine Basketball
  Emily Parsons Rowing
Nova Scotia Alexa Davis Lacrosse
  Edwina Renaux Swimming (Special Olympics)
Prince Edward Island Lauren Clark Soccer
  Jordanne Buote Rowing
Yukon Maeve Mcmanus Sprint Paddling
Northwest Territories Soumya Singhal Routery Wrestling
Nunavut Beverly Netusil Volleyball

About the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with the knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

About the Canada Games

Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are the largest multi-sport event in Canada for up and coming amateur athletes. Each Games features two weeks of competition, between 16 - 19 sports, approximately 3,400 summer and 2,350 winter athletes, and over 4,000 volunteers. Hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City in 1967, the Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council.

For more information contact:

Delaney Turner
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
Tel: 613.292.7651

Erin Mathany
Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships
Canada Games Council
Tel: 416.209.2142

Looking to coach a specific sport?