Female Coaching Professional Development Grants (up to $2,000 each)
The purpose of the Professional Development Grants is to assist women who are interested in a career in coaching by providing an opportunity to upgrade their education. A grant allows the coach to participate in coaching seminars or conferences, attend major competitions, or consult with a recognized sport expert. A grant may also be used in combination with support from other cost-sharing partners to help coaches broaden the scope of their learning options.
To be eligible, the coach must be certified at Level 3 of the National Coaching Certification Program and be an approved Level 4/5 candidate.
Women in Coaching National Coaching Institute Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually to women coaches who attend one of seven National Coaching Institutes located across Canada. Women coaches are eligible for a scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen or landed immigrant currently coaching Canadian athletes,
- NCCP Level 3 certified,
- Have been accepted into the full-time or part-time diploma program at one of the seven National Coaching Institutes across Canada.
National Team Apprentices
The National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide opportunities for Canadian women coaches to work with their national team programs leading up to and during the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Olympic Games and major international events i.e. world championships, etc., which fall within the specified time frame. The Women in Coaching National Team Apprenticeship Program (NTAP) runs in a 2.5 year cycle.
Canada Games Apprentices
A joint initiative of CAC’s Women in Coaching program, the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives Committee, the Canada Games Council, and Sport Canada. The Canada Games Apprenticeship Program aims to provide women apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport Games experience.
National Coaching Institutes
NCI’s offer grants to coaches, please contact the NCI of your choice for more information.
National Winter Sports Association (NWSA) Grants
The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of Bob Disbrow. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes and competitive racing programs in Canada; the long-term goal is focused on boosting and sustaining Canada’s performance level and ranking at the international level. During the past four seasons, the NWSA funding has contributed close to one million dollars to enhancing the delivery of club and National Development Centre (NDC) racing programs. The NWSA’s platform of support has a primary target to help professionalize and expand Canada’s network of cross-country ski coaches. NWSA is also committed to allocating some funding support to selected developing athletes who demonstrate a clear financial need and potential towards long-term international level development.
This grant program is delivered through Cross Country Canada. Contact James Cunningham at CCC for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
CAC Coach Internship Grant
This grant will not be available in 2011/12 due to lack of funding. Check the CAC website for future opportunities.
The CCC-AltaGas Club Coaching Support Program is back!
Is your club interested in a 30 000$ grant over three years to help hire a full time coach for the first time? Find out more.
Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences Program
The Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences program has grants available for community sport clubs hosting NCCP Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) and Community Coaching (CC) workshops.
To date the following CCC clubs have received Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences grants for ICC and CC workshops.
Castlegar Nordic Ski Club, Castlegar, BC (two grants for two workshops)
Nakkertok Ski Club, Ottawa, ON
Larch Hills Nordic Society, Salmon Arm, BC
Bulkley Valley Nordic Ski Club, Smithers, BC (two grants for two workshops)
Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Strathcona County, AB
Strathcona Nordic Ski Club, Courtenay, BC
McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club, McCreary, MB
Cariboo Ski Touring Club, Quesnel, BC
For more information click on: http://www.coach.ca/investors-group-community-coaching-conferences-s12763