Girls and Women's Hockey

We are Coaches

The We Are Coaches program was designed to increase the number of trained female coaches in Canada in order to provide mentors and role models for young participants.

The goal of We Are Coaches is to:

  • Help build infrastructure to support and sustain the participation of girls and women in hockey in Canada.
  • Develop female role models and leaders within the hockey community.
  • Remove barriers to coaching education for women.

The program will dramatically increase the number of active female coaches in minor hockey across Canada, which will positively influence the recruitment and retention of girls in the game.

Hockey Canada provides financial support for the delivery of all-female Coach 1, Coach 2 and/or Development 1 clinics or for women attending co-ed clinics. Please contact your member branch or member partner for a list of clinic dates and locations.

GTG: Global Girls’ Game in St. John’s
40 players gathered for hockey, culture and empowerment.
2019 WGIHW: Canadians celebrate women’s hockey
The women’s game was in the spotlight Oct. 4-6 during the ninth annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend.
DEV: Girls go global in Calgary
Calgary hosted female players from every corner of the country for the Canadian leg of the IIHF Global Girls’ Game.
2018 WGHW: Celebrating the female game
Canada joined with 41 countries around the world as part of the eighth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend