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Welcome to Cross Country Nova Scotia

Our Vision and Mission

At Cross Country Nova Scotia, our vision and mission are to inspire and empower Nova Scotians to achieve excellence, health and participation in cross-country skiing by supporting our member clubs to promote cross-country skiing for participants of all abilities, ages and backgrounds.

Cross Country Nova Scotia (CCNS) is the governing body of cross country skiing in the province of Nova Scotia.

CCNS is a member of Cross Country Canada, the national sport governing body.

CCNS is a non-profit organization. Its funding is generated through Nova Scotia's Department of Health & Wellness, along with grants from Sport Nova Scotia, sponsors, and membership fees.

Important Information for Coaches from Cross Country Canada:

All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year need to sign up for the CCC Coaching License before starting to coach after July 1st 2018. On July 1st, 2018, the CCC Coaching License will be necessary to continue benefiting from CCC's liability insurance coverage along other benefits.

Note that if you have recently signed up for the 2017-18 Coach license you need to sign up again for the 2018-19 license.

The CCC coaching license is aimed at all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club (with their division). An “active” coach is anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a registered club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group, for at least 7 hours per year.

Personal information collected is kept private and may only be used for risk management, planning and communication purposes between Cross Country Ski de fond Canada, the coach’s club and division.

The license is renewable on a yearly basis, starting June 15th and effective July 1st of each year.