Safe sport is a space free from maltreatment that can cause physical and mental harm. This includes recognizing the conditions that enable maltreatment and knowing how and when to step in. Safe sport is a shared responsibility. Athletes, parents, coaches, officials, spectators, organizers, and administrators need to collaborate to create a culture where everyone can thrive.
Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) – Policies
National Coaching Certification Program – Code of Ethics
Steps for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse – Infographic
Steps for Reporting Inappropriate Conduct – Infographic
Safe Sport – Roles
Safe Sport Training Facts
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport – Background Screening
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport – Rule of 2
Safe sport is advocating for meaningful inclusion for all participants.
Sport for Life – Physical Literacy Guide
Sport for Life – Mental Fitness for Long Term Development
Sport for Life – Sleep, Recovery, and Performance Guide
Safe Sport – Developing the 4 Cs
Sport Information Resource Centre – Concussion Toolkit
Sport for Life – PLAY SAFE Guide
Long Term Athlete Development – Info for Parents
Sport for Life – Growth Monitoring in LTAD
Coaching Athletes with a Disability
Leading the Way: Working with LGBTQ Athletes & Coaches
Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants
Safe sport is engaging in behaviours and practices that are ethical and developmentally appropriate, supporting the physical, mental, social and emotional welfare of participants.
Safe sport is seeking out and participating in on-going educational opportunities to positively influence and advocate for safe sport environments for all.
Continuing Education Resources
Commit to Kids – Guidelines for Interacting with Children in Sport
Coaching Association of Canada – Rule of 2 infographic
Coaching Association of Canada – Virtual Rule of 2 infographic
Rule of 2 Implementation Matrix
Coaching Association of Canada – Responsible Coaching Checklist
Safe sport is promoting physical and mental wellbeing by empowering sport organizations to foster a better sport culture.
Positive Environment Resources
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport – Value Based Sport.
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport – True Sport Information
Sport for Life – Checklist for Quality Community Sport
Sport for Life – Guide to Maximizing the Sport Experience for Children
Kids Help Phone
Text “CONNECT” to 686868
Hope for Wellness Help Line
Canada Suicide Prevention Services
Text “Start” to 45645
Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line