Chief Executive Officer
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As CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada, Lorraine Lafrenière was twice named to the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport Top 20 Most Influential Women in 2014 and 2015. During this time she successfully led the partnership to complete the transition of the National Coaching Certification Program. She also supported the Canadian Sport System to launch the Responsible Coaching Movement to protect youth in sport through coaching strategies. Her career spans more than 30 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.
Lorraine has participated in more than a dozen Olympic or Paralympic Games in various leadership capacities.
Prior to joining the Coaching Association of Canada in November of 2013, Lorraine held Chief Executive Officer positions with CanoeKayak Canada from 2009-2013, one of two sports in Canada to produce three Olympic medals in London 2012, and 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.