Aboriginal Coaching Programs


In order to educate and promote the value of the NCCP and to establish meaningful participation of Aboriginal peoples in this national program, the ASC embarked on a multi-year process to develop supplemental training material for Aboriginal coaches taking NCCP workshops.

The result of this process is the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM), which responds to the need for a national training curriculum with content that reflects the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, values, and lifestyles.

To host this Free workshop in your community please contact [email protected] 


The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. 

Particpating Sports

Alpine Ski / Ski alpin
Para Alpine / Ski para-alpin
Archery / Tir à l’arc
Boxing / Boxe
Cross Country Ski / Ski de fond
Para Nordic / Ski paranordique
Curling - Female / Femme
Curling - Male / Homme
Curling - Mixed Doubles / Double mixte
Fencing / Escrime
Figure Skating / Patinage artistique
Special Olympics Figure Skating / Olympiques spéciaux Patinage artistique
Freestyle Ski / Ski acrobatique
Gymnastics - Artistic / Gymnastique artistique
Gymnastics - Trampoline / Gymnastique - trampoline
Hockey - Female / Femme
Hockey - Male / Homme
Karate / Karaté
Ringette / Ringuette
Speed Skating - Long Track / Patinage en vitesse - Longue piste
Speed Skating - Short Track / Patinage en vitesse - Courte piste
Table Tennis / Tennis de table
Wheelchair Basketball / Basketball en fauteuil roulant

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  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. 


Please contact Mike Hudson at [email protected] if you have any questions abouit the program.