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B.C. Sport Sector Unites to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse in Sport

News Release

B.C. is taking a stand against child abuse in sport. Led by viaSport B.C., a spectrum of B.C. sport organizations will align on Tuesday for a full day of education and planning to advance child protection within sport in the province. The event is the first of its’ kind in Canada and puts B.C. at the forefront of the movement to address the issue of sexual misconduct within sport.

B.C. coaches praised at 2017 Sport Leadership Conference


On November 3rd, The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) celebrated 61 coaching leaders at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Canadian Association of Canada, the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference brings together like-minded leaders who are fuelled by the desire to strengthen existing experiences in sport. Coaches from across Canada were presented awards for the phenomenal impact they have within sport, of which 13 hailed from B.C.

Announcing our Surprise, Coach! Contest Winner!


Thank you to all the sport teams and clubs that took the time to appreciate your coach for Coaches Week. We were incredibly moved by the 21 videos representing 13 unique B.C. communities that were submitted to our Surprise, Coach! Contest. Seeing the different ways that your coach has positively impacted you is a vivid testament to the passionate work they’re doing to further sport and physical activity.

Coach Feature: Parliamentary Secretary, Sport & Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon


Parliamentary Secretary (PS) Ravi Kahlon learned one of his most valued and memorable life lessons as a young adult from his coach: that process is more important than outcome. A key learning that he attributes to making him a better human being across all areas of his life. And that’s the thing about coaches – they have the influence and impact to profoundly shape and change lives.

Coaches Week: Building a lifetime love for exercise


In her final year of high school, Crystal Thomas had one goal: to attend the BC Summer Games. She doesn’t remember the specifics, but recalls competing at the Summer Games for modern pentathlon which consists of swimming, fencing, running, shooting and stadium jumping. Since 2004, she’s taken a number of athletes from northern B.C. to attend the Games, just like she once did.

Coaches Week: Home is where a coach's heart is


The beauty of sport lies in the different ways that one can get involved. You can choose to play pick-up games. You can join an organized league with friends. You can dedicate more than three quarters of your life to reach the Olympic stage.  

For Dylan Armstrong, his involvement has always been the latter

Coaches Week: Full-time coaching? It's never too late


“Don’t give up.”

It’s these three words that encouraged Brandon Archer to begin his pursuit of coaching full-time. After having a heart attack last year, he promptly quit his other profession. The stress was simply not worth the negative effects on his health.

New NCCP module Coaching Athletes with a Disability launches Sept. 21!


The CAC has developed the NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability eLearning module. 

Now Open! 2019 Canada Games Mentorship Applications


The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program and Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Program are both accepting applications for mentorship opportunitites at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. Both programs are national initatives, but provide the opportunity for each province and territory to send two coaches in each program to the next Canada Games.

Registration Open for Coach Developer Core Training - Fall 2017 in Victoria


Registration is now open for Coach Developer Core Training courses October 12 - 13, 2017 in Victoria! Courses include Core Training for Learning Facilitators, Core Training for Coach Evaluators and Core Training for Master Coach Developers. All three courses will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific, and lead up to the viaSport 2017 Coach Developer Conference happening October 13 - 15.