Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program

N21-RGB-Horizontal-Gradient 2This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches  and 2 aboriginal coaches to the 2021 Canada Summer Games in apprenticeship roles. 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).

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.


How to Apply

Read through the program information

1. Women in Coaching Info

1. Aboriginal Coaching Info

Contact your Provincial Sport Organization and ask for a letter of support using the template below

2. Letter of Support

Apply using the form below.

3. Womens Program Apply Here

3. Aboriginal Program Apply Here


Participating Summer Games Sports

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Box Lacrosse
  • Canoe / Kayak
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Softbal
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling





2021 Canada Summer Games – Niagara, ON

  • Applications Open: Nov 4th, 2019
  • Applications Close: Jan 10th, 2020
  • Coaches Selected: March 16th, 2020
  • 1st PD Session and Conference: November 2020 – Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
  • 2nd PD Session: – April 2021
  • 2021 Canada Games: August 6th – 21st. 2021