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As a sport community, we share a commitment to ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment throughout our sport system. We believe that quality sport experiences are those where all individuals feel welcomed, accepted and respected.  

To understand more about our commitment to safe, welcoming and inclusive environments, see this joint statement by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Committee.

In order to better support safe, welcoming and inclusive sport, there are a number of areas and frameworks that shape how we approach creating these environments, including diversity and inclusion, safe sport and quality sport. 

The following provides some information for immediate actions that can be taken (where necessary) and additional information, resources and tools to support individuals and organizations in creating safe, welcoming and inclusive environments.

 

Learning more about creating safe, welcoming and inclusive environments

These sections provide more information on how you can further educate yourself and your organization, access training and resources, and champion safe, welcoming and inclusive environments within your own community.

SAFE SPORT ENVIRONMENTs

 

This section provides information for athletes, coaches and administrators on understanding the resources and policies that can help support yourself and others to create safe sport environments

 

REPORTING:

 

If you need immediate support, contact the Canadian Sport Helpline 

Help line information: Info below

Open 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, this national toll-free confidential helpline for harassment, abuse and discrimination provides a safe place for victims and witnesses to report their concerns.

1-888-83-SPORT (77678) or by email at info@abuse-free-sport.ca.

The Canadian Sport Helpline will provide callers with advice on the next steps they can take, as well as direct them to the most appropriate national and local services and resources available to them, including the police, child protection services, existing provincial/territorial helplines, or any other relevant services.

For more information visit www.abuse-free-sport.ca.

 

POLICIES:

To learn more about the relevant policies that support safe, welcoming and inclusive environments, click here

The Canadian Sport Universal Code of Conduct continues to be developed and policies will be updated in accordance with the latest codes. More information on the Universal Code of Conduct can be found here.

 

RESOURCES:

For sport administrators wanting to understand more about para athlete experiences of maltreatment in sport, research is available by Dr. Gretchen Kerr, Erin Wilson, Dr. Ashley Stirling. Click here to download the study.