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 Indigenous ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

Objectives for the program:

  • Build coaching capacity within Indigenous communities
  • Provide Indigenous apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure
  • Provide Indigenous 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 Indigenous apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
  • Ensure Indigenous apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.

 

2022 Canada Summer Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coaches
-Cory Gratton (volleyball)
-Mandy Herman (wrestling)

2023 Canada Winter Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coaches
-Mike Dumais (Badminton)
-Rhys McApline (Figure Skating)

For more information, contact:
Garett Mathiason, Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator
gmathiason@sasksport.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.

2022 Women in Coaching Canada Summer Games Apprentice Coaches
-Emma Hancock (swimming)
-Madeline Humbert (basketball)

2023 Women in Coaching Canada Winter Games Apprentice Coaches
-Vikki Fairweather (boxing)
-Lauren Ryan (freestyle skiing)

For more information, contact:
Garett Mathiason, Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator
gmathiason@sasksport.ca or (306) 975-0865

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