The Club Development Award, the CEO’s Award and Coach Recognition Awards are presented on an annual basis to coaches who have made significant achievements. Coaches must be NCCP certified and part of the Coaching Association of Canada to be eligible for these awards. Nominations for the Club Development Award and the Director General’s Award take place at the end of the competitive season and the awards are presented at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coaches Conference.

Club Development Award

The Club Development Award is presented annually to the coach who has clearly demonstrated his or her abilities at developing a club or the sport through the grassroots level, building of a club or program such as an aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL program, or the promotion of the sport through the club. This could be evidenced or demonstrated through the following:

  • Development of a new program within their club (PaddleAll, Aboriginal program, high school program, etc)
  • Significant Increase in club membership through the introduction of a new program, recruitment / talent ID or promotion of the sport
  • Improvement in performance at provincial or National level (eg – higher ranking of finish, medals, athletes on a National or Provincial team, etc)
  • Demonstrate concern for the all–round development of the athlete –  (sport, social, and educational needs, and develop, through sport, life skills such as confidence, self–discipline, and respect);
  • Successful increase in membership in a specific program in the club

CEO’s Award of Coaching Excellence

The CEO’s Award of Coaching Excellence is presented to a coach who contributes to the development or advancement of Canoe Kayak outside of, or in addition to their regular club coaching duties (club development and outreach, coach education, promotion and implementation of Long Term Athlete Development, involvement in national or provincial committees, aboriginal paddling initiative, PaddleALL, etc).

  • demonstrate a positive image of coaching, role of the coach and ambassador of the NCCP Code of Ethics and CKC Coaching Code of Conduct;
  • Member of a national or provincial committee
  • Has been involved in planning committees at National or Provincial level
  • Is involved in coach education through facilitating coach training workshops
  • Involved in outreach programs with other clubs
  • Demonstrate commitment to coaching education;
  • Achievement of athlete/team performance

Coach Recognition Award

The Coach Recognition Awards are presented to coaches who achieve the following: 

i) coach an athlete or crew who win a gold medal at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

ii) coach an athlete who is nominated to a national team (Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships, Carded Athlete, or National Development Team

No nomination is required for the Coach Recognition Award.