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Register for Coaching Safe Sport


Rowing BC is hosting an upcoming free Coaching Safe Sport session on January 20, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm via Zoom. Featuring two of Canada's leaders in Safe Sport, Lorraine Lorraine Lafrenière (CEO of the Coaches Association of Canada) and Jennifer Heil (Special Advisor for viaSport BC), this is an event that you will not want to miss! Additionally, those eligible may redeem NCCP development points through attending. The conversation will explore the role that coaches, and all sport leaders, play in creating and promoting a safe sporting environment, while considering performance outcomes as well as the athlete experience. Rowing BC's hope is that the conversation will draw from Lorraine and Jennifer's experiences, allowing participants to see the benefits of creating safe spaces in sport. Safe Sport is not a conversation reserved for the board room; those who deliver sport on the front-lines also need to be at the table. To register in advance, click on the following link: REGISTER

More on the Presenters:

More about Lorraine Lafrenière: As CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada, Lorraine Lafrenière was twice named to the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport Top 20 Most Influential Women in 2014 and 2015. During this time she successfully led the partnership to complete the transition of the National Coaching Certification Program. She also supported the Canadian Sport System to launch the Responsible Coaching Movement to protect youth in sport through coaching strategies. Her career spans more than 30 years across many sectors within the Canadian sport system including roles with the Canadian Olympic Committee, National Sport Organizations, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as Petro-Canada, one of Canada’s leading Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsors. Lorraine has participated in more than a dozen Olympic or Paralympic Games in various leadership capacities. Prior to joining the Coaching Association of Canada in November of 2013, Lorraine held Chief Executive Officer positions with CanoeKayak Canada from 2009-2013, one of two sports in Canada to produce three Olympic medals in London 2012, and with Cycling Canada from 2006-2008 where she contributed to re-establishing the organization’s financial stability and its high performance and development structure in order to improve Canada’s performances on the international stage. ​ More about Jennifer Heil: Jennifer champions sport and works with leaders to strengthen the sport delivery system so that more British Columbians can access the health and social benefits that come from quality sporting and physical activity participation at all levels. Jennifer’s extensive experience at all levels of sport and across sectors uniquely positions her to help lead viaSport. In addition to her high performance sporting career Jennifer has worked in the private sector as a member of the Deloitte Innovation consulting team as well as in the not-for-profit sector, as co-founder of B2ten, a privately funded organization that takes an innovative approach to supporting sport and well being in Canada. Jennifer continues to advocate and empower young women around the World through access to education. In 2013 Jennifer successfully raised $1million for the Because I am a Girl initiative. She graduated from McGill University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. As the most successful freestyle skier in Canadian history, winning Olympic Gold and Silver medals, Jennifer is a member of the Alberta, Quebec and Canada Sports Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Meritorious Service Decoration (M.S.C.) awarded by the Governor General of Canada.

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