Female Coach Mentorship Model

Mentorship is a key strategy used across sectors to support women in overcoming barriers and achieving their career goals. Together with the Coaching Association of Canada, Canadian Women & Sport offers the Female Coach Mentorship Model to encourage and support female coaches within Canadian sport.

This pragmatic, turnkey tool provides a step-by-step approach for the mentor and the mentee. The result is effective and sustainable mentorship that produces tangible benefits. The model also offers guidance for sport administrators to support them in setting up and managing a mentorship initiative to advance female coaches in their sport.

The model is:

  • Based on theory and supported by evidence
  • Proven effective in year-long pilots conducted by four National Sport Organizations
  • Formally evaluated by the University of Toronto
  • Practical and actionable
  • Readily adaptable for different contexts and applications
  • Free for download!

Visit https://coach.ca/female-coach-mentorship-model to download your copy of the resources.

Canadian Women & Sport and the CAC are grateful to the expert advisors who guided the development of the Female Coach Mentorship Model, to the University of Toronto, and to Basketball Canada, Hockey Canada, Tennis Canada and Wrestling Canada for partnering on this project. The Female Coach Mentorship Model was made possible with funding from Status of Women Canada.