Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 90: Sports and Reconciliation (87-91)

Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program

March 22, 2022

The Aboriginal Sport Circle, along with the Canada Games Council and the Coaches Association of Canada are pleased to highlight the coaches selected to participate in the 2023 Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP).

Apprentice Coaches will work with the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies and Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives as they participate in NCCP training over the next year to gain Competition-Development certification and valuable experience as a part of the team staff in the sport of their choice, in their home province/territory.

Some priorities from the AACP include:

  • building coaching capacity within Aboriginal Communities across Canada
  • providing apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games experience
  • expose apprentice coaches to elite/high performance and t

equip coaches with the skills necessary to play a meaningful role during their Canada Games experience.