Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program

Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program

The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP) is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). It provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two (2) coaches of Aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. In 2022, the Canada Summer Games will be held in Ontario’s Niagara region.

Objectives of the 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 certification 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

To Apply

Completed Applications must be received by SportNorth by December 15, 2020. The completed application must include:

You can find the full AACP Guidelines here


Applications and/or questions can be sent to:

Sport North Federation.

Rita Mercredi – rmercredi@sportnorth.com



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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT empowers and builds capacity within NWT communities, promotes and supports culturally relevant programming, and develops athletes and coaches in a level of involvement they find meaningful. We focus on developing programs based on community interests, strengths, and desires and strive to help communities build capacity in activities that they find beneficial.