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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@CoachAprille is Assistant Coach & Director of Sports Performance & Off Court Development for Men’s Basketball at @ryersonrams. Join Aprille as she discusses creating opportunities for BIPOC & other underrepresented coaches in Ontario. https://t.co/C8v69bIM2P #CoachesForChange https://t.co/q6hx8dZ2Bv
@C_Grant2 is offensive coordinator for @McMasterSports, member of @OUAsport Black, Biracial, and Indigenous Task Force, & co-Chair of the Hamilton Black History Council. Join Corey for a panel discussion about promoting inclusion in sport. https://t.co/C8v69braEf https://t.co/RykP1QZyJX
Olympic Gold medal coach @AndersonGoldOne has a motto: Challenge Makes the Champion. Join Coach Anderson April 7 and 19 as he and others challenge the status quo and discuss how we can fight discrimination in all its forms. https://t.co/C8v69braEf #CoachesForChange https://t.co/53rV8ltsfO
@Ceniojukan is the first women’s basketball head coach for the @OT_Ridgebacks & Gold medal winning Team Ontario Coach. Join Christa for a panel session about BIPOC, non-binary, female & other underrepresented coaches in Ontario. Register: https://t.co/C8v69braEf #CoachesForChange https://t.co/moB9iTtwSL
Olympic Gold medal coach @AndersonGoldOne, Team Ontario Gold medal coach @Ceniojukan, @McMasterSports coach @C_Grant2 and @ryersonrams Assistant Coach @iknowaprille discuss representation for BIPOC coaches in Ontario. Don’t miss it! https://t.co/C8v69braEf #CoachesForChange
CAO and Black Canadian Coaches Association (@BCCA_Association) are partnering for a series of interactive panel sessions about BIPOC, non-binary, female and other underrepresented coaches in Ontario. Register today: https://t.co/C8v69bIM2P #CoachesForChange https://t.co/tmw1VP1Pxs
That’s a wrap of the 2021 Ontario Coaches Conference!
A BIG thank you to @ExploreON, @MacLeodLisa, @CSIONTARIO, to all our amazing speakers and to the audience members across 🇨🇦 who tuned in during the week.
Stay safe and we’ll see you at next year’s conference!
@rsklapsky Hi Ryan. I would encourage you to register and then post event video links will be sent to everyone to watch outside of the hub. https://t.co/9IbaH5KKjH
Day 8️⃣, the final day of the 2021 Ontario Coaches Conference, is here.
These last three (3) sessions are sure to leave coaches with tangible takeaways to implement into their own practices.
We thank you for participating in #OCC21 and hope enjoy these final sessions! https://t.co/BScRX7MO3p