2021 Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program Open for Applications
Announcement/ Dec 16

2021 Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program Open for Applications


With the 2021 Canada Games just 20 months away, applications for the coaching apprenticeship program are now open.


The 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 two female coaches and two aboriginal coaches to the 2021 Canada Summer Games in apprenticeship roles.

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 aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provides developing 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. There is no cost to the coach.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident status;
  • Coaching experience;
  • Completed some form of NCCP training, with preference given to RCA Coach – Trained status but no higher than RCA Performance Coach – In Training status;
  • Have never attended past Canada Games as a coach;
  • Have never attended the Olympics, Pan American Games, or Commonwealth Games as a coach;
  • Not already selected to the coaching staff of a province/territory’s Canada Games coaching staff.

To Apply

For rowing coaches interested in this apprenticeship opportunity:

  • Contact Andrea Miller (andrea@rowontario.ca), Sport Development Manager at Row Ontario for the required Letter of Support to upload with your application, and;
  • Visit https://www.coach.ca/-p157337 to review the full program guidelines and submit the online expression of interest form by January 10th, 2020.

Questions can be directed to Andrea Miller or Ontario’s Provincial Coaching Representative Stuart McLean at the Coaches Association of Ontario (stuart@coachesontario.ca)

The Canada Summer Games are a major sporting event in Canada and serve as a steppingstone for rowers and all athletes towards representing Canada in sporting events on the international stage. Ontario athletes at previous CSG’s have been a dominate force and rowers specifically have played a large role in Team Ontario’s overall success at the Games. In 2017, Ontario led the overall medal standings with 210 medals (86 gold, 65 silver, 59 bronze) while Ontario rowers brought home a total of ten medals (7 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) in 14 total events. Their seven gold medals were the most in the nation.