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Partners Council Seeking Team BC Personnel for 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is seeking qualified individuals from across BC to fill vacancies in the Team BC volunteer coaching staff for the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in Mississauga, Ontario, May 2 – 7, 2016.

Applications for Assistant Coach for Female Team BC, as well as Team Managers from both the Female and Male teams are now being accepted.  The Provincial Aboriginal Hockey Committee will oversee the selection processes for the successful candidates for these volunteer positions.  Travel expenses will be covered.

The coaching staff on both teams will consist one of one (1) Head Coach, two (2) Assistant Coaches and one (1) Team Manager.  Coaching staff may be requested to participate in occasional teleconferences with the Provincial Aboriginal Hockey Committee or coaching staff.  There will be at least one (1) female coach on the Female Team BC.


  • Must be registered with BC Hockey or another Hockey Canada Branch for coaching positions
  • Assistant coaches must possess a minimum of Coach 2 - Coach Level and/or Coach Stream certification
  • Must have Respect in Sport certification
  • Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) certification and/or First Aid is an asset

Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.  They will also be required to sign and adhere to a strict code of conduct, which prohibits the consumption of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs during the NAHC.  All Team BC staff will be required to supervise players throughout the trip to the NAHC.

Team coaching staff must also be available to attend a three (3) day Team BC Player Selection Camp on April 8 – 10, 2016 (location TBD) and attend the NAHC from April 29, 2016 – May 8, 2016.

For full details on the roles and responsibilities of these volunteer positions, please refer to the application form.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM PST on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. To apply, please complete the online application.

Assistant Coach Application

Team Manager Application

The NAHC provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada.  The event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country.  The Partners Council is responsible for managing the Team BC Program for NAHC.  Through the support and oversight of a Provincial Aboriginal Hockey Committee, the Partners Council has established a coordinated program that includes a process to select the athletes and coaches to represent British Columbia at the NAHC. Team BC is represented by two (2) teams, one (1) male and one (1) female, which are both comprised of the top Bantam/Midget aged players from across the province.

A consortium of the First Nations Health Authority, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and the Metis Nation BC, the Partners Council’s overarching mission is to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities and expanding access to sport and recreation opportunities.  The Partners Council has established six (6) regions across BC inclusive of the North West, North East, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island.  This structure brings together community sport, recreation, physical activity and health leaders with each Region to establish committees, set priorities and create annual plans for advancing sport and physical activity in their area.

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