Awards & Recognition

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) strives to recognize the tremendous contribution that coaches make to the Canadian sport system and to the success of Canadian athletes on and off the field of play. Our awards program spans the full spectrum of coaching roles from community coaching and peer mentorship to high performance and lifetime achievement.

Nomination deadlines

July 31, 2017:

Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Special Olympics World Games. The Coaching Association of Canada and Petro-Canada honour these recipients before their peers at the annual Sport Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Click here to view the nomination criteria.  

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Geoff Gowan Award

Recognizing lifetime contribution to coaching development 

The Geoff Gowan Award was created in 1996 to honour former Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) president Geoffrey Gowan, CM, PhD. The award recognizes lifetime contribution to coaching development. It is awarded to a coach who has presented a positive public image of coaching and enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public.

Nominate now!

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete the online nomination package by May 31, 2017A printed or digital copy can be submitted to awards@coach.ca.


 

Investors Group NCCP Coach Developer Awards

Launched in 2012, the Investors Group NCCP Coach Developer Awards recognize outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond to develop certified and trained NCCP coaches in their communities.

There are two types of awards available:

Nominate Now!

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete the online nomination package by May 31, 2017. printed or digital copy can be submitted to awards@coach.ca.


 

Jack Donohue Award

The Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Canadian Coach who exemplifies the great qualities of the legendary Jack Donohue. These qualities include: honesty, integrity, a positive attitude, competitiveness, and a love of sport. Jack taught his athletes to value life, its experiences, and the passion of playing for your country.

As a founder of the Canadian Association of National Coaches, Jack Donohue was dedicated to the profession of coaching and demonstrated care and concern for his colleagues. As the professional coaching department of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Coaches of Canada presents the Jack Donohue Award annually at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

Nominate now!

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete the online nomination package by July 31, 2017A printed or digital copy can be submitted to awards@coach.ca.


 

Sheila Robertson Award

The Sheila Robertson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to coach education, recognition, and professional development by a National Sport Organization (NSO) or Multisport Service Organization (MSO). The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) annually awards the Sheila Robertson Award to an NSO or MSO which consistently demonstrates its value of coaching through its organizational mandate, and communications activities throughout the year to its internal and external audiences.

Nominate now!

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete the online nomination package by July 31, 2017. A printed or digital copy can be submitted to awards@coach.ca.


 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Coaching Association of Canada announces 50 recipients of the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

OTTAWA (January 15, 2013) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), as the leader of coach education and training in Canada, is pleased to announce that 50 outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in the development and delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) over the last four decades will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

“The NCCP is recognized across all levels of government as the standard in coach training and certification, and we are very excited to honour these individuals who have made that level of achievement possible,” said John Bales, CEO of the CAC. “The quality of the program can be seen in over a million NCCP trained and certified coaches across the country, and in the outstanding athletes they coach every day.”

The recipients of this medal were nominated for their significant contributions to coaching development and coach education through the NCCP in a particular sport, province, territory, region, or community within Canada.

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