Soccer Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce we have been announced as a Provincial Partner for the inaugural launch and first phase of the nationwide Canada Soccer’s She CAN Coach Program.

She CAN Coach is a national coach recruitment, development, and training project designed for women to address the challenges they face regarding soccer participation. Women sports leaders play a critical role in creating a welcoming and safe space for girls in sport. This program will strive to support and advance gender equity in sport by breaking down the barriers of entry for women to coach, with the desired outcome to balance the gender gap in participation between boys and girls.

“She CAN Coach will align clubs nationwide to actively recruit, develop and inspire women to become coaches in our game by eliminating barriers, providing a welcoming environment, and ensuring all women interested in coaching have a place where they feel they belong.” Sara McConaghy, Manager of Development Programming, Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce Soccer Nova Scotia as a Provincial Partner for the inaugural launch and first phase of the nationwide She CAN Coach Program. As a Provincial Partner, Soccer Nova Scotia will be instrumental in the initial Club recruitment and onboarding phase.

“We are thrilled to work with Canada Soccer to pilot the She CAN Coach program in Nova Scotia” added Lindsay MacAskill, Executive Director of Soccer Nova Scotia. “She CAN Coach aligns with Soccer Nova Scotia’s commitment to bridging the gender gap across all levels of participation in our sport.  We are taking many steps toward our vision through an aligned partnership like this. As we work with our member clubs to increase access for women coaches while limiting barriers to participation, we are excited to facilitate this partnership.”

Applications are now being accepted. For more information on the program Clubs can visit

Nova Scotia Club’s looking for more provincial information can contact Marisa Colzie

Important documents:

Club Application Guide

Club Application Checklist