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
Celebrating Ontario’s coaches with an award show
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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Conversations about race in sport can be tough.
Initiatives such as this can help spark that initial conversation, help challenge our internal biases and see what is happening in our sporting communities.
Great job by @SportsOttawa for putting this together.
ICYMI: Raptors Virtual Training Series and Video Series 2 available now! https://t.co/K9jnhCQBgk https://t.co/fZoUQwFXb1
The Black Female Coaching Mentorship Program is a pilot project geared towards creating Black female mentorship, coach professionalization and leadership development opportunities. https://t.co/SWlOvu9ciQ
The CAO has seen the rise and increased visibility of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in our province, country & around the world. There is no place for racism of any kind in sport. To review our commitment, click the link below: https://t.co/lNgIMGcwCP #CoachesforChange https://t.co/opr0DJW7Qf
CAO is looking for mentors and mentees for the Changing the Game Parasport Mentoship Pilot! This program meant to provide greater support for coaches working with Athletes with a Disability. For more information: https://t.co/eftmZtAIs7 https://t.co/EPUykNx2UT
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and we know coaches play a critical role in supporting athlete mental health. Here are just a few tips how a coach can support. Learn more at https://t.co/mUvffvyBwK https://t.co/S5yOubAmCd
Your favourite Raptors youth program Coaches and Special Guests are coming to you! The Raptors Virtual Training Series allows you to train when you want and how you want. Check it out: https://t.co/K9jnhCQBgk https://t.co/8GJYViGXeK
Parents in Sport Week ends October 11! Still time to get involved, click the link below to see how you can get involved: https://t.co/1qknEzFKD6 #PISW #SportsParents
@HydroOne So grateful for your support and commitment to safety for Ontario coaches!
@andrearows @CAC_ACE @ROWONTARIO Thanks for joining us Andrea!