The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Government of Alberta, Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).

This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with practical experience through a major national multisport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.

For more information, see the Program Overview page.


  • Build coaching capacity for women in sport
  • Provide female apprentice coaches with domestic multisport exposure
  • Provide female apprentice coaches with enhanced professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for higher level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of certification to a minimum of Competition
  • Development (or Level 3 certification)
    • Apprentice coaches complete certification within 2 years following the Games
  • Expose female apprentice coaches to elite women coaches’ experiences
  • Ensure female apprentice coaches are prepared to play a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience

How to apply

Fill out the Expression of Interest form.

Previous participants

Previous participants for the 2019 Canada Games Apprenticeship Program were:

  • Alanna Butler – Cross Country
  • Katya Dittrich – Biathlon


Julie Hurd
Phone: 780-427-5132
Email: julie.hurd@gov.ab.ca