CAO Aims to Change The Game for Female Coaches

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Applications are still being accepted for female apprentice coaches in Changing the Game - Changing the Conversation. 

Share the opportunity with your clubs and coaches to ignite a spark and plant the seed for more women to become coaches and difference makers for their sport and community. 

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The Coaches Association of Ontario is excited to announce the launch of a new program Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation. This signature initiative under the Ontario 150 program is aimed at creating balanced leadership in coaching roles, and developing a support network for female coaches across the province. Changing the Game is about training 250 female coaches and 90+ mentors from across the province and bringing them together to learn, develop and be supported in their coaching.

Changing the Conversation is about creating powerful communication tools that inspire others to get involved in coaching. Follow these simple steps to help us change the game and the conversation:

1. Determine your role.
a) Are you a female coach looking to take their coaching to a new level as an apprentice?
b) Are you an active experienced coach who wants to be a mentor?
c) Do you have a specific area of knowledge in sport that you can use as an accelerator?
d) Is your organization willing to act as a change agent?

Read the role descriptions and criteria for each here.

2. APPLY! Applications are now open for all roles.

3. Share this information with colleagues and in your community! Mentors, accelerators and apprentices are everywhere and we need your help to recruit and spread the word about this great program. Help us plant the seed and inspire women across Ontario to become more involved in coaching roles and demonstrate that #SheCanPlay.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact or visit

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