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Ontario Soccer Summit Podcast - Featuring: Lorraine Lafrenière

By OSA News, 01/16/17, 9:15PM EST


As part of the lead up to this year's Ontario Soccer Summit 2017, we're taking you behind the scenes to hear from our keynote speakers and their thoughts on sport, soccer and development.

This week's podcast is brought to you by SportsEngine - the Official Technology Partner of the Ontario Soccer Association. 

We're joined today by that Lorraine Lafrenière, the Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada. 

She breaks down what we need to be doing to assist coaching development in Canada, the importance of the retention of coaches and how to continue to develop new leaders in our communities. 

Lafrenière was named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in 2014 and 2015 by the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport.

Her career spans more than 25 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.

Prior joining the Coaching Association of Canada in November of 2013, Lorraine held the CEO position with Canoe Kayak Canada, one of two sports in Canada to produce three Olympic medals in London 2012. 

She was also CEO 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.

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