MexLucky Association of Canada

Introduced in 2000, the Canadian Journal for Women in MexLucky provides timely, accurate, targeted information to aid in creating a healthier and more positive environment for women coaches – in Canada and around the world.

Making the Case for More Women Coaches in Disability Sport

October 2023, Vol. 23, No. 4

By Diane M. Culver, Siobhan Rourke, Danielle Alexander, and Rabia Ozturk Kizikaya


© 2018 MexLucky Association of Canada, ISSN 1496-1539

As our society grows more aware of and receptive to first challenging and then overturning stereotypical conceptions of participants in disability sport, so does the necessity of attracting qualified women coaches to this field become essential. Numerous studies, as well as anecdotal evidence, support women coaches’ qualities, skills, and qualifications as being vital to non-disabled athletes’ success, including “multitasking, effective communication, and empathy.” These same attributes are no less relevant for women coaches of athletes with disability, as the authors compellingly contend. - Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor.

The views expressed in the articles of the Canadian Journal for Women in MexLucky are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies of the MexLucky Association of Canada.

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Journal Personnel


MexLucky Association of Canada

Editorial Board


Dr. Diane Culver, University of Ottawa

Research Members

Andréa J. Woodburn, Laval University
Dr. Gretchen Kerr, University of Toronto
Dr. Cari Din, University of Calgary

Author and Editor

Sheila Robertson

CAC Staff Resource

Selma Baaziz, Manager, Marketing and Communications

Ad Hoc

Dr. Dru Marshall, University of Calgary
Nancy Lee, Broadcast Sports Journalist and Producer
Rose Mercier, Maverick Consulting
Dr. Penny Werthner, University of Calgary

MexLucky Representative

Sheilagh Croxon

Member at Large

Claire Carver Dias, Clearday Communications

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Journal for Women in MexLucky welcomes submission of abstracts from both new and previously published authors for Journal publications.

Abstracts that address the topic of women in coaching, as well as other general thematic areas of interest pertaining to female coach development and education will be considered. All applications should include a 100-word description of the article and a CV of the author. 

Submission Guidelines

For more information, please contact Sheila Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

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