Coaching Association of Canada
Alberta Women in Sport Leadership

Mentorship is a proven strategy in the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of women in the workforce. With the support of Sport Canada funding and the federal government priority of gender equity in sport by 2035, the Coaching Association of Canada is enhancing its existing Women in Coaching program to include the Black Female Coach Mentorship Program and the Enhanced Female Mentorship program.

Black Female Coach Mentorship Program

The Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP). In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the pilot mentorship program seeks to create equitable opportunities for Black female coaches in Canada.

The Black Female Coach Mentorship Program focuses on three main objectives:

  • Providing Black female mentorship;
  • Advancing coach professionalization amongst both program mentor and mentees; and
  • Providing a sustainable model of formalized mentorship that increases accessibility, support, and leadership development for Black female coaches in sport.

Enhanced Female Mentorship Program

The Enhanced Female Mentorship Program will allow CAC to expand its contribution to female high-performance coaches by enhancing the development of select female mentee coaches through the support of a distinguished female mentor. 


  • Support the leadership development of selected female mentee coaches; 
  • Support mentors through a community of practice led by a female lead mentor; 
  • Build a network of female mentor and mentee coaches; and
  • Build capacity in the sport community.

The CAC is now accepting applications for Mentee Coaches in the 2021-2022 program! 


  • Experience coaching in a high-performance sport environment
    • High-performance is inclusive of post-secondary, national or provincial level team involvement, and/or NCCP Competition-Development certified
  • Currently obtain and/or pursuing Registered Coach license or Chartered Professional Coach designation 
    • Must obtain by May 31, 2021 

Application Process:

2021-2022 Mentors:

  • Allison McNeill, ChPC 
  • Brenda Willis, ChPC 
  • Carol Love, ChPC 
  • Cheryl Jean-Paul 
  • Cindy Tye, ChPC 
  • Erin McAleenan, ChPC 
  • Marta Belsh, ChPC 
  • Séverine Tamborero, ChPC 
  • Shannon Miller 
  • Tasia McKenna, ChPC 
  • Vicki Keith, ChPC 

All questions regarding the Enhanced Female Mentorship Program can be directed to Andrea Johnson, Project Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion at