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Our Programs

We offer programs designed to target students in three different age categories.


The centre is located on Laurier's Waterloo campus; however, our programs are held at various locations throughout the Waterloo Region. To find out if a program is offered at a particular school near you and if your child is eligible, please contact Nicole Vandermade at

How to Register

To register for a program, please contact Nicole Vandermade at

Request a Customized Program

Customized before, after school or nighttime programs are available. To request a program take place at your school, please contact Nicole Vandermade at


Kim Dawson, Executive Director

Kim Dawson is one of the founding members of CPAC and is a professor of sport/exercise psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her extensive education and research in psychomotor behaviour and exercise science gives her a deep understanding of the barriers to participation in physical activity. Kim has worked with elite athletes, Olympians and professional sport organizations for more than 10 years.

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

Nicole Vandermade holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion degree University of Texas at Austin where she was recruited as a full scholarship athlete on the golf team. After graduation, she competed on the Ladies Professional Golf Association's (LPGA) Symetra Tour full-time. Currently, she is responsible for the day-to-day delivery and operation of CPAC's comprehensive recreational programs for youth within Waterloo Region. Through collaboration and teamwork, Nicole connects community activity needs with students to advance community health and movement related research.


CPAC invests time and resources to ensure instructors are highly qualified. Program instructors have passed a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, possess a Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C" certification, and have experience working with children in a sporting environment. Additionally, CPAC has hosted National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coaching Certifications for all instructors.

Contact Us:

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3209