Safe Sport

Safe Sport

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1. Canadian Sport Helpline

The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is committed to ensuring that Canadian sport participants of all levels compete in a safe and welcoming environment. If you are aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment, discrimination or bullying or if you have questions and/or concerns regarding an incident, contact the Canadian Sport Helpline. Experts are available to provide you with advice, guidance, and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.

2. Diving Canada’s Independent Third-Party Safe Sport Officer

This individual is available to receive questions and concerns from participants in Canadian diving who believe that they or others are potentially unsafe for one reason or another.
The Third-Party Safe Sport Officer is completely independent of Canadian Diving and is in place to review such issues and provide guidance on addressing safe sport situations.

3. Respect in Sport

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials, and participants (14 years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD).

Learn more: Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

The Respect in Sport Parent Program helps define a standard of behaviour for all parents and creates a more rewarding, safe, and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to create and maintain Safe Sport environments.

Learn more: Respect in Sport for Parents

Respect in the Workplace was developed to provide organizations of all sizes with a standard, cost- effective tool to empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD).

Learn more: Respect in the Workplace

4. viaSport

viaSport has united partners to lead the creation of a culture that places the safety and well-being of participants at the centre of all sport and recreation. viaSport works with partners to develop and share resources to raise awareness, advocate for system-level change and support sport organizations to address these issues.

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Ensuring sport experiences are positive requires participant are safe in sport. Sport experiences must be free from physical, emotional and mental harm.

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5. Safe Sport Training

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. The Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment.

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6. AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN has brought together an Athlete Health & Safety Advisory Committee to develop a system wide assessment model that will permit Canadian athletes and system stakeholders to achieve national and international excellence while fostering a safe and supportive environment for the holistic development of the athletes.

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7. Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Commit to Kids

The Commit to Kids (C2K) for Coaches online training empowers coaches and other sport leaders with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.

Learn more: Commit to Kids 

8. Government Resources

• B.C. Helpline for Children – a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to talk to someone – is 310-1234 (no area code required).

• VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone and online service available across B.C. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

• Resilience BC: Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidences.

9. Other

Learn more: Respect in the Workplace

Ride Home Campaign HERE

Responsible coaching movementHERE

You can play project HERE

Active for Life HERE

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