Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program accepting applications

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Objectives of AACP:

  • Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities; 
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure; 
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP ion to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games); 
  • Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
  • Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience. 

The current intake of applications is for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB.

For more information and to apply to the Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program please visit Coaching Association of Canada. Interest forms due January 15, 2016.