Coaches make a real difference in the lives of people across Canada. They’re diverse in age and gender, they hail from all backgrounds, and they live in every region of Canada and Nova Scotia, in every urban, suburban, and rural community.
Coaching is the most common form of volunteerism in Canada. On average, volunteer coaches dedicate more than 120 hours each year to sport and recreation organizations. What they all share is a dedication their to participants, to their communities, and to promoting values such as respect, diversity, and inclusion.
In Canada, coaching education, certification, and recognition happens through a network of partners:
- The Government of Canada
- National Sport Organizations (NSOs) – Canada Basketball
- National Multi-Sport Service Organizations
- Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institutes
- Canadian Sport Centres and Institutes (CSCs/CSIs)
- Provincial and Territorial Governments
- Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs)
- Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs)
- Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs)
- Corporate Partners and sponsors
The Coaching Association of Canada works with all of these partners to deliver programs for coaches in Canada, including the National Coaching Certification Program.
Start your coaching journey
Register for an account with the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) through The Locker and with Canada Basketball’s Game Plan. It’s free to register and it will assign you an NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) number. This number will help us track all the required courses for you to coach in Nova Scotia.