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.
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.
The awards will be a live premiered event to help celebrate our 10 awards winners:
Grassroots Coach Winners – Alyssa Smith and Craig Campbell
School Sport Coach Winners – Marsha Ashfield and Mike Stenning
Good-to-Great Award Winners – Teresa Mikola and Karl Sutton
Hydro One Safe Play Award – Patricia Howes
Everyone Matters Coach Award Winner – Jaison King
Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award Winners – Hani Kanama
Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Winner – Jos Nederveen
Nominate a coach in your community and WIN $500!
CAO & Hydro One’s new Safe Sport 101 partnership will be sponsoring a series of timely and low-cost workshops. Both the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions & Empower+ workshops will be available for coaches from September 20-27. Each course is $10, to register please see below.
About our partnership with Hydro One
Hydro One is committed to building safe communities. Through our partnership, we are launching Safe Sport 101, a new virtual hub where coaches can gain access to the safety tools and resources they need year-round. Together we are helping to build a culture of safety both physically and emotionally for coaches and athletes across Ontario.
New this year, the CAO will be providing professional development webinars and lunchtime Q&A sessions from sports experts! Both of these opportunities will be FREE to coaches all during National Coaches Week in Ontario.
Our lunch and learn sessions will be held each day from 12 PM – 1 PM EST. Each session will include 30 minutes of open Q&A from participants (that’s you!), so bring your questions! Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to your burning sport leadership questions. Each session will allow participants to gain 1 PD point while hearing from top sports experts.
Did we mention that the lunch & learn sessions will be hosted by courtside reporter Raptors 905 & NBATV Canada’s Akil Augustine?!
Our evening professional development webinars will be held from 7 PM – 8 PM EST. Each session will allow participants to gain 1 PD point while hearing from top sports experts.
CAO has teamed up with a handful of Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) to deliver discounted sport-specific courses during National Coaches Week!
Interested in taking a course? Please see the list of available PSO’s taking part:
Landmarks from across the province will light up blue, gold and red through September 19th – 27th in support of National Coaches Week in Ontario.
If you are an Ontario Club/Organization you can order a FREE National Coaches Week Flag by simply filling out the form HERE
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The Indigenous Sports Heroes Education Experience (ISHEE) is a web-based book, curriculum, & gameified celebration of 14 Canadian Indigenous Hall of Famers. Come September, it will be free for teachers & students, kindergarten-Gr 12. Learn more: https://t.co/Ftvhqrs44d #NIPD2021
Learn and train with the Toronto FC Community Team when you want with the Toronto FC Virtual Training Series video sets!
Sign up today: https://t.co/uu6Fsf2tBT https://t.co/a6lphq5DxV
Do you know a coach who is simply the best? Nominate them today for a 2021 Coaching Excellence Award! We are proud to partner with @HydroOne to recognize Ontario coaches!
👉Visit https://t.co/MjnlMJFrF9 to nominate a coach in your community. #ThanksCoach https://t.co/CN5gnEkbAP
The next #Coach2Coach webinar is coming up – Road to the #Paralympics. Don’t miss out, register today!
Limited spots remain and thanks to our friends @FlipGive you can attend for FREE! Register at https://t.co/aHCE1GFujm https://t.co/WZjsMGSabT
#Coaches! Learn how to create a safe and adaptable return-to-sport plan with Leading a Return to Sport Participation. This free eLearning module is now available in the Locker. Get started today! https://t.co/aPs7NTImds https://t.co/FNIYvBfkbA
@zenotsk @HydroOne Yes, it does!
We are proud to partner with @HydroOne and launch the NEW Return to Coaching Community Grant!
Receive up to $2,000 for resources you need to return to sport safely for all participants. #SafeSport101
Applications close August 8, 2021.
“Sport has the power to heal” – Chief Wilton Littlechild. Years later, these words still ring true and the need for action is greater than ever. Learn more about the reconciliation actions for sport: https://t.co/rdgEoiG51U #NIHM2021 #CoachesforChange #nihm2021
Thanks Coach Sam for sharing your story and showing kids from all backgrounds that there is a place for them in sport and in coaching
#AsianHeritageMonth #CoachesforChange https://t.co/IpZ1tC79do
The next #Coach2Coach webinar is fast approaching – Nutrition Myths, Mysteries & Misunderstandings. Are you registered? Limited spots remain and thanks to our friends @FlipGive you can attend for FREE! Register for free at https://t.co/aHCE1GFujm https://t.co/7tmpPC9259