Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Nominate a Coach for an Ontario Coaching Excellence Award and they could win $500!

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.

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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.

Hydro One is committed to giving back to the communities where they live, work and play. Their community investment program builds safe communities across Ontario by focusing on safe play and safety training. As part of their program, Hydro One wants every child in Ontario to know how to play safely and that coaches play a big part in this work. Learn more about how Hydro One is energizing communities across Ontario at www.hydroone.com/about/sustainability/communities.

2021 selected coaches will be recognized during a broadcast awards show on September 18 as we kick off National Coaches Week across Ontario and Canada! #ThanksCoach.

Submit a 2021 award nomination by completing the form below. Nominations close July 5, 2021.

View past winners of the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Awards Nomination Form

2021 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards Nomination Form

Nominee & Nominator Information (click to open)

Please ensure the nominated coach has been consulted and agrees to allow their name to stand for nomination.

Contribution to Sport (click to open)

Please complete the following questions to describe why this nominee is an award winning coach.

References (click to open)

Please provide at least 2 reference contacts below CAO can contact to confirm coach nominee’s nomination.

Uploads (click to open)


You may download the nomination questions and copy/paste your answers into the online portal when you are ready to submit, using the button below.

Downloadable Nomination

2021 Award Categories:

  • Grassroots Coach Award (2 winners)
  • School Sport Coach Award (2 winners – selected by OFSAA)
  • Good-to-Great Coach Award (2 winners)
  • Everyone Matters Coach Award
  • Hydro One Safe Play Award
  • Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Award
  • Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award

View past winners of the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

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