Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching Association of Canada Announces 2023 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Coaches

April 13, 2022

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship 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) women coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. In 2023, Prince Edward Island is hosting the Canada Winter Games.  

“The Canada Games provides apprentice coaches the ideal setting to further their professional development by connecting them with high-performance coach mentors through the context of a major national multisport games experience. The CAC is proud in supporting the successful development of the next generation of coaches through this impactful program,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC.  

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

"Congratulations to the coaches selected to the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program for the 2023 Canada Winter Games on Prince Edward Island. The Canada Games are committed to creating greater opportunities for women in sport and we are proud to work with the CAC to support these coaches in their development. We strive to spark greatness in future generations and empower aspiring coaches to see themselves in the Canada Games,” says Kelly-Ann Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CGC. 

The 2023 Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches are as follows: 

Province / Territory 




Emily Rendell-Watson 

Speed Skating 


Shanya Shwetz 

Ice Hockey 

British Columbia 

Amelie Cloutier 

Cross Country Skiing 


Lila Gulyas 



Cassandra Groen 

Ice Hockey 


Katie Schoenborn 


New Brunswick 

Kristen McKinley 

Ice Hockey 


Jesika Savoie 


Newfoundland and Labrador 

Allison Moore 

Gymnastics – Trampoline 


Brianna Johnson 

Alpine Skiing 

Nova Scotia 

Lisa MacLean 

Ice Hockey 


Lauren Muzak Ruff 

Speed Skating 

Northwest Territories 

Abby Webster 

Ice Hockey 


Madison Pilling 

Speed Skating 


Hayley Roberts 

Speed Skating 


Amber Aglukark 



Andrea Foessel 

Wheelchair Basketball 


Courtney McDonnell 


Prince Edward Island 

Emma Weatherbie 

Ice Hockey 


Erika Bradley 

Speed Skating 


Marianne Boulé 



Vikki Fairweather 



Lauren Ryan 

Freestyle Skiing 


About the Coaching Association of Canada 

The Coaching Association of Canada 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 knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

About the Canada Games Council 

The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial 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 through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments. 

For more information contact: 

Natalie Rumscheidt
Director, Marketing & Communications 
Coaching Association of Canada 

Tel: 613.235.5000 x 2051

Courtney Pollock 
Senior Advisor, Communications & Digital Media 
Canada Games Council  

Tel: 613-291-6721 


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