Events

One-Stop-Shop for Coach Recognition and Professional Development

CAO strives to provide world-leading, high-quality programs that connect coaches with appropriate events and services to better recruit, retain and recognize them all through their coaching journey. Here are just a few:

This is Ontario’s premier sport leadership event. An event designed for coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport. 

The 2021 Ontario Coaches Conference welcomed over 1,600 delegates from all across Canada for this year’s virtual event. The 2021 theme, ‘Shaping Tomorrow Today’, saw top experts from around the world including acclaimed authors, professional coaches, and sport science leaders coming together provide coaches with tangible takeaways for when sport returns again.

Conference Page

This is a unique one-of-a-kind event where you can receive training in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in a number of different sports and contexts at discounted prices!

The Super Clinic affords coaches—from high performance to grassroots—with an opportunity to gain sport-specific technical abilities, plus leadership and decision-making skills, opening doors to new opportunities in both coaching and life.

The next Super Clinic is coming August 7-15, 2021, in a virtual format!

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards are awarded annually to 10 exemplary coaches across Ontario to celebrate and recognize coaches for the integral role they play with their team(s), sport and community.

Winning coaches will also be awarded a $500 prize reimbursement to be used on purchases for their team/club/organization, from local Ontario/Canadian businesses, proudly provided by Hydro One Inc.

2021 nominations are now open!

Awards Page

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

  • Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards
  • NCCP Community Clinics
  • Remote Access Workshops
  • Ontario Landmarks Lite Up to Say #ThanksCoach

The 2021 National Coaches Week in Ontario will take place from September 18th – 26th!

National Coaches Week

Each year in October, CAO recognizes and says thanks at CDPD Weekend to all of our Coach Developers for all of the commitment, hard work and passion they show towards coach development.

The weekend provides an opportunity for multisport and sport-specific Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators and Master Coach Developers to come together for 2 days of professional development, networking and much more!

Stay tuned for details on CDPD 2021!

CDPD Weekend

Are you hosting an event or training for coaches in Ontario?

Submit your event and/or training into the NCCP Locker database as professional development points!

This program is open to organizations and/or education providers looking to recognize coaches for their educational development outside of the NCCP.

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