Help Celebrate National Coaches Week September 22-30th

September 22nd - 30th is National Coaches Week in Canada. National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.


Competition Stream - Coaches in the Competition stream (Coach of New Competitors and Coach of Developing Competitors) usually have previous coaching experience or are former athletes in the sport. They tend to work with athletes over the long term to improve performance, often in preparation for provincial, national, and international competitions.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the 13 Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives (P/TCRs) meet numerous times throughout the year to discuss coach education, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and how we can work together to enhance the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching

  • Coaches are a valuable contributor to communities across Canada
  • Canadians across the country should take the opportunity during National Coaches Week to say, #ThanksCoach
  • Coaching contributes significantly to volunteerism in Canada


National Coaches Week features plenty of events across Canada from coach training, to coach recognition nights. There are lots of ways you can celebrate coaching!

You’re invited to host your own National Coaches Week event, or even to simply incorporate coach recognition into an event that is already taking place during National Coaches Week! Recognizing coaches is easy. Having a special practice where you’ll be saying #ThanksCoach? Hosting an NCCP workshop?

Are you having a special awards ceremony to say ‘thanks’ to all of the coaches from your club? All of those events count as National Coaches Week events! We’ve created tons of tools to help you either get started, or make your event more memorable.

Access the Marketing Kit available on for tools, resources, and more!

For more information on events happening in your region, visit 

or contact your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative.


National Coaches Week wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Canadian Sport Community and its corporate partners. Founded through a collaboration of the Coaching Association of Canada and the Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives, National Coaches Week is proud to have invited all 66 National Sport Organizations, their hundreds of Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, and the thousands of clubs across Canada to join us in celebrating the powerful positive impact of Canada’s coaches.