Canada Games Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program

The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle, the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies, the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives, the Canada Games Council and the Coaching Association of Canada. The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

Objectives for the program:

  • Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP ion to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games)
  • Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
  • Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.

Next Opportunity

2021 Canada Summer Games – Niagara Region, Ontario
August 6-21, 2021
Participating Sports List

To apply in Saskatchewan, contact:
Garett Mathiason, Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator
gmathiason@sasksport.sk.ca or (306) 975-0865

More information and a history of the Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program

Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives, the Canada Games Council and the Coaching Association of Canada. This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Canada Summer Games Saskatchewan Apprentice Coaches

To apply in Saskatchewan, contact:
Garett Mathiason, Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator
gmathiason@sasksport.sk.ca or (306) 975-0865

More information and a history of the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program