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Women in Coaching

Female Coach Mentorship Program

The Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) recognizes that there are far fewer females coaching sport in Nova Scotia than males.  Likewise, the percentage of female versus male coaches remains low in comparison to female participation in sport.  The Female Coaching Mentor program has been developed to assist and support female coaches to pursue higher levels of coaching certification and gain valuable coaching experience that will contribute to their coaching career advancement. For more information on this program please follow this link

Coaching Association of Canada - Women in Coaching Program

The Women in Coaching program is a national campaign lead by the Coaches Association of Canada aimed to increase the number of coaching opportunities for women, at all levels of sport. Research has revealed that female coaches are under represented especially in the high performance areas of coaching. In order to address these issues a number of grants, scholarships and resources have been developed to support female coaches.

To learn more about the programs offered please follow this link.

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport & Physcial Actoivity (CAAWS) - Women in Leadership Program

The Province of Nova Scotia has recently partnered with CAAWS to deliver the Women in Leadership program in Nova Scotia.  CAAWS’ Women and Leadership Program consists of a series of five professional development sessions that blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in the sport or physical activity sector to share experiences, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques. The sessions also allow for networking opportunities among participants.

Effective Communication

Conflict Resolution

Influencing Change

Creating Work Life Balance  

Effective Networking 

If any coach/leader or organization would like to host a workshop or get assistance in developing an individual or organizational plan around female coaching development please contact;



Mike Hudson

Active Living  Consultant - Coaching

Department of Health & Wellness

Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation



902-424-3913

mike.hudson@gov.ns.ca






















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