Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP)

September 12, 2017

Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP)

The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. 

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 ion 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. 



2019 Canada Winter Games - Red Deer, AB

  • Program Guidelines, 2019 Games
  • Distribution of Program Application. To express interest for the 2019 Games, click here.
  • Application Due Date: October 31, 2017
  • Coaches Selected: December 1, 2017
  • 1st PD Session: February - April 2018
  • 2nd PD Session and Conference: November 2018, Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
  • 2019 Canada Games: February 2019

For more information: http://www.coach.ca/aboriginal-coaching-appreticeship-program

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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 Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.