The Canadian Deaf Sports Association currently has 30 people who play the roles of head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.

Head coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to complete various levels of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). NCCP level 2 is required to work as a coach with the CDSA and level 3 is desirable for sport events.

Study on Sport Safety For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Athletes

September 2020

The current report introduces results and recommendations as part of CB Linguistic Services’ study conducted on behalf of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA). This study occurred between January and April 2020.

This project’s goal was to examine Canadian Deaf and hard of hearing athletes’ experiences in regard to safe sports, as well as CDSA’s role, especially about various forms of maltreatment.

Read the study

Sport Safety

October 2020

Learn more about the project Gender Equity in sport and Sport Safety by watching awareness videos.

2018 CDSA Coach Summit

We hosted our first ever Coach Summit on February 23rd and 24th, 2018 in Winnipeg during the Canada Deaf Games. It was a great experience for our Team Managers, Coaches and Provincial Deaf Sports Associations representatives.


Program Book


Coach Resource Guide


Carolynn Osborn, Team Manager for the Canadian Deaf Swimming Team developed this Coach Resource Guide.

Long-Term Athlete Development Model


The Long-Term Athlete Development Model was developed by the CDSA.