Mentorship

Coach Alberta wants to provide the best information different mentorship program available across the province. Mentorships are important for the development of coaches. They are also important for giving opportunity to marginalized communities.
 

Programs for Women

The Canada Games Apprenticeship 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). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. – Coaching Association of Canada

National Team Apprenticeship Program:

The National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide opportunities for Canadian women coaches to work with their national team programs leading up to and during the Olympic Games and major international events i.e. world championships, etc., which fall within the specified time frame.

University Female Coach Mentorship Program:

In 2015, the CAC piloted a University Female Coach Mentorship Program with three Canadian Interuniversity Sport Universities (USport) aimed at increasing the pool of female coaches in the Canadian University system. As a result of the program, within one year, the number of female assistant coaches in the program increased from three to 13.

 

Programs for Aboriginals

Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP)

The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.