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Aboriginal Sports Circle wants to fund Indigenous coach development – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2022184 Views

October 28, 2022

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT (ASCNWT) is aiming to increase the number of Indigenous coaches in the territory – and so they are encouraging coaches, sports organizations, and recreation centres to reach out to them if they need help getting people trained.

The Indigenous Coaching Development Program is about building capacity in communities to that there are trained coaches across the NWT to run programming, explained Lori Rutherford-Simon, who works for the ASCNWT and is administering the program’s funding. This can mean using the funding to mentor, identify, or develop Indigenous coaches from NWT communities.

“We would really like to build capacity within the North to keep activities and programs running when people leave communities – we can have a transient population, and due to this, it is important to build coaching capacity to keep programs running in communities,” Rutherford-Simon explained. “A coach or programmer will be living somewhere and offer this great product, and then when they leave that community, the program ends.”

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