Safe sport means supporting the physical, social and emotional welfare of everyone. 

COLLABORATION | INCLUSION | PARTICIPATION | EDUCATION | EMPOWERMENT | ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Collaboration

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.

Training Resources
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



Participation

Safe sport is engaging in behaviours and practices that are ethical and developmentally appropriate, supporting the physical, mental, social and emotional welfare of participants.

Positive Engagement Resources
AthletesCAN Maltreatment Study
Abuse Free Sport Webpage
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport – Making Ethical Decisions Training
NCCP Empower +


Education

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


Empowerment

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


Additional Resources

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
Text “CONNECT” to 686868
http://kidshelpphone.ca/

Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310
https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

Canada Suicide Prevention Services
1-833-456-4566
Text “Start” to 45645
https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-429-8167