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. A three-day conference designed for coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport. 

As the place to be for all things sport for thirteen years running, the 2020 conference is themed around ‘Shaping Tomorrow Today’ and guiding sport leaders to learn and understand that future success means getting ahead of today’s most important game-changing trends. Investing in your future self today will have a profound impact on your athletes and society of tomorrow. 

Due to evolving concerns, the 2020 Ontario Coaches Conference, scheduled for April 24-26, 2020, is postponed to 2021. Protecting the health, safety, & well-being of all is the utmost importance. Stay tuned for future updates!

Conference Page

The Coaches Association of Ontario has partnered with Canada Basketball to run NCCP Competition Introduction and Competition Development workshops!

For more information on Basketball sport-specific workshops, please click here. Every registration gets you a complimentary ticket to Canada Basketball Keynote Presenter series and Chalk Talk Series on Friday, May 15, 2020, and Saturday, May 16, 2020. You must select that you would like a complimentary ticket in the registration form to receive this ticket.

UPDATE: Due to evolving concerns the NCCP Super Clinic in partnership with Canada Basketball scheduled for May 15-17, has been POSTPONED to the fall of 2020.

The health and safety of all is of the utmost importance. Full refunds will be available or delegates can transfer their registration into the fall event. For additional questions contact CAO at

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards celebrates the dedication and commitment of Ontario’s great coaches. The Awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance and the value of human insight which are all integral to great coaching.

Nominations for 2021 open soon!

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 2020 National Coaches Week in Ontario will take place from September 19th – 27th!

National Coaches Week

Thank you to all of the Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators and Master Coach Developers who were able to join us at the Bookstreet Hotel for our Coach Developer Professional Development (CDPD) 2019 Conference in Ottawa, ON!

It was a weekend of learning, networking and PD with. Coach Developers from Lacrosse, Wrestling, Triathlon, Swimming, Equestrian, Football, Multi-Sport and so many more from all across Canada in attendance.

Stay tuned for details on CDPD 2020!

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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