Coaching Association of Canada

Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two women coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

About the Program

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and Indigenous coaches.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.

Check out the Program Guidelines to learn more about the program.

Program Guidelines

Jeux du Canada Games

2025 Canada Summer Games

The 2025 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program provides up to 26 women coaches with the opportunity to advance their coaching skills through professional development including attending the 2024 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference, mentorship, and the experience as an Apprentice Coach with their respective provincial or territorial team. The program ends with the 2025 Canada Summer Games, which are taking place in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from August 8 to 25, 2025.

Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Coaches

  • Roxanne Skoreyko, Athletics, Alberta
  • Jazmyne Barker, Wrestling, Alberta
  • Catalina Obyrne Giraldo, Diving, British Columbia
  • Kaitlyn Cameron, Softball, British Columbia
  • Sarah-Jane Speers, Rugby, Manitoba
  • Katie Heppner, Baseball, Manitoba
  • Emily Briggs, Basketball, New Brunswick
  • Rachelle Leblanc, Baseball, New Brunswick
  • Taylor Cormier, Golf, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Erin Grabka, Beach Volleyball, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Sherry Alexander, Athletics, Nova Scotia
  • Lucy Glen-Carter, Volleyball, Nova Scotia
  • Richelle Castillo, Basketball, Northwest Territories
  • Heather Coakwell, Volleyball, Northwest Territories
  • Haley Heffel, Wrestling, Nunavut
  • Lauryn Bons, Rugby, Ontario
  • Hailey Dermott, Wrestling, Ontario
  • Mia Fradsham, Rugby, Prince Edward Island
  • Lydia Enman, Wrestling, Prince Edward Island
  • Marie-Eve Landry, Swimming, Quebec
  • Emy Bellavance, Artistic Swimming, Quebec
  • Taylor McGregor, Athletics, Saskatchewan
  • Madison Garchinski, Softball, Saskatchewan
  • Katie McAffee, Basketball, Yukon
  • Taylor Phillips, Volleyball, Yukon

  • Caley Mineault, Ringette, Alberta  
  • Shanya Shwetz, Hockey, Alberta  
  • Amelie Cloutier, Cross Country Skiing, British Columbia  
  • Lilla Gulyas, Trampoline, British Columbia  
  • Cassandra Groen, Hockey, Manitoba  
  • Katie Schoenborn, Ringette, Manitoba  
  • Kristen McKinley, Hockey, New Brunswick  
  • Jesika Savoie, Ringette, New Brunswick  
  • Allison Moore, Gymnastics – Trampoline, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Brianna Johnson, Alpine Skiing, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Lauren Muzak Ruff, Speed Skating, Nova Scotia  
  • Lisa MacLean, Hockey, Nova Scotia
  • Abby Webster, Hockey, Northwest Territories  
  • Madison Pilling, Speed Skating, Northwest Territories
  • Hayley Roberts, Speed Skating, Nunavut  
  • Amber Aglukark, Badminton, Nunavut
  • Andrea Foessel, Wheelchair Basketball, Ontario  
  • Courtney McDonnell, Fencing, Ontario  
  • Emma Weatherbie, Hockey, Prince Edward Island  
  • Erika Bradley, Speed Skating, Prince Edward Island  
  • Marianne Boulé, Karate, Québec  
  • Vikki Fairweather, Boxing, Saskatchewan  
  • Lauren Ryan, Freestyle Skiing, Saskatchewan

  • Chelsea Ross, Rugby, Alberta 
  • Charlotte Farran, Triathlon, Alberta  
  • Jess Tang, Wrestling, British Columbia  
  • Haley Bennett, Swimming, British Columbia  
  • Tanya Thompson, Volleyball, Manitoba  
  • Taryn Rampling, Swimming, Manitoba  
  • Bailey Andrews, Rugby, New Brunswick  
  • Hilary Pineau, Softball, New Brunswick  
  • Hannah Jardine, Basketball, Newfoundland and Labrador  
  • Emily Parsons, Rowing, Newfoundland and Labrador  
  • Alexa Davis, Lacrosse, Nova Scotia  
  • Edwina Renaux, Swimming (Special Olympics), Nova Scotia  
  • Soumya Singhal Routery, Wrestling, Northwest Territories  
  • Beverley Netusil, Volleyball, Nunavut  
  • Gabrielle Whitlock, Triathlon, Ontario  
  • Lauren Clark, Soccer, Prince Edward Island  
  • Chloe Drummond, Swimming, Prince Edward Island  
  • Karelle Savard-Kinuani, Soccer, Québec  
  • Madeline Humbert, Basketball, Saskatchewan  
  • Emma Hancock, Swimming, Saskatchewan  
  • Samantha Samuelson, Soccer, Yukon