|By Marketwired .||
|June 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's two-year contribution of more than $7.9 million to the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).
-- The CAC is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mandate to lead, deliver, and promote ethically sound coaching training. It delivers the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in collaboration with national sport organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and coaching and sport organizations. -- The CAC designed and developed the NCCP through a partnership with Sport Canada, national sport organizations, and provincial and territorial governments. More than 1 million coaches in Canada have taken at least one NCCP course since the inception of the program in 1974.
"Coaches play a vital role in the development of athletes and can influence the lives of sport participants on and off the field of play. We are proud to support the Coaching Association of Canada in the great work they do. The Canadian sport system is strengthened by the contributions of the CAC and all coaches, from the community level to the highest level of performance."
-The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
"The Coaching Association of Canada is extremely grateful to the Government of Canada for its continued support of coaching in Canada. With this generous support, we will continue to work with our sport partners to develop the world-leading National Coaching Certification Program, which supports sport performance excellence and innovation at all levels of our Canadian sport system. The CAC is committed to creating stronger development programs and services in collaboration with our coaching education partners to enhance the experiences of all Canadian athletes."
-Lorraine Lafreniere, Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada