Programs for Women
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the 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.
The CAC continues to support the increased recruitment and retention of female coaches through financial and human resource support, and building strategic partnerships with Universities with similar objectives. Grants of up to $5,000 per year are available to U Sports Universities that provide a matching grant to support the coach for a one-year or two-year term.
The Black Female Coach Mentorship Program is a pilot mentorship program that seeks to create equitable opportunities for Black female coaches in Canada.