safe sport


prevention through education

  • Game Plan: Mental Health Resources

    Game Plan's Mental Health Resource Guide. For any questions regarding the Game Plan Program, please reach out to Amy Van Buskirk, CSI Alberta's Game Plan Advisor

  • Mental Health Resources

    Team Canada mental health resource page for national sport organizations

  • Mental Health NCCP Module

    Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.

  • IOC Consensus Statement on Mental Health

  • Gold Medal Profile for Sport Psychology

    The Gold Medal Profile for Sport Psychology (GMP-SP) is a comprehensive, evidence-informed framework integrating mental performance competencies underpinning the athletic performances of Canadian athletes capable of stepping on to the Para/Olympic Podium.

  • Clare Fewster

    CSI Alberta Mental Health Practicioner

  • Amy Van Buskirk

    CSI Alberta Game Plan Advisor

  • Game Plan: Mental Health Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Mental Health NCCP Module
  • IOC Consensus Statement on Mental Health
  • Gold Medal Profile for Sport Psychology
  • Clare Fewster
  • Amy Van Buskirk

mental health


mental health


  • Game Plan: Mental Health Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Mental Health NCCP Module
  • IOC Consensus Statement on Mental Health
  • Gold Medal Prodile for Sport Psychology
  • Clare Fewster
  • Amy Van Buskirk
  • Game Plan: Mental Health Resources

    Game Plan's Mental Health Resource Guide. For any questions regarding the Game Plan Program, please reach out to Amy Van Buskirk, CSI Alberta's Game Plan Advisor

  • Mental Health Resources

    Team Canada mental health resource page for national sport organizations

  • Mental Health NCCP Module

    Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.

  • IOC Consensus Statement on Mental Health

  • Gold Medal Prodile for Sport Psychology

    The Gold Medal Profile for Sport Psychology (GMP-SP) is a comprehensive, evidence-informed framework integrating mental performance competencies underpinning the athletic performances of Canadian athletes capable of stepping on to the Para/Olympic Podium.

  • Clare Fewster

    CSI Alberta Mental Health Practicioner

  • Amy Van Buskirk

    CSI Alberta Game Plan Advisor

  • Managing the Energy Equation

  • Energy Availability: Self-Assessment Tool

  • Managing the Energy Equation
  • Energy Availability: Self-Assessment Tool

wellness and nutrition


wellness and nutrition


  • Managing the Energy Equation

  • Energy Availability: Self-Assessment Tool

  • coming soon

  • True Sport

    Changing the landscape of sport from the ground up.


    — True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles.


    True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.

  • Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner

    The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is responsible to administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) using trauma-informed processes that are compassionate, efficient and provide fairness, respect and equity to all parties involved.

  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)

    Canada's premier source for tools and information to help prevent and resolve disputes at the highest levels of the Canadian sport system

  • Safe Sport

    Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility.
    Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport

  • Abuse-Free Sport

    Abuse-Free Sport is Canada’s independent system for preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport.
    Our ultimate goal is to work with others throughout the Canadian sport system to ensure that every participant – no matter the sport, the level, or the role – has a safe, positive and enriching experience.
    Changing the culture of sport in Canada is everyone’s responsibility

  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

  • True Sport
  • Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner
  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
  • Safe Sport
  • Abuse-Free Sport
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

useful websites


useful websites


  • True Sport
  • Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner
  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
  • Safe Sport
  • Abuse-Free Sport
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
  • True Sport

    Changing the landscape of sport from the ground up.


    — True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles.


    True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.

  • Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner

    The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is responsible to administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) using trauma-informed processes that are compassionate, efficient and provide fairness, respect and equity to all parties involved.

  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)

    Canada's premier source for tools and information to help prevent and resolve disputes at the highest levels of the Canadian sport system

  • Safe Sport

    Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility.
    Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport

  • Abuse-Free Sport

    Abuse-Free Sport is Canada’s independent system for preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport.
    Our ultimate goal is to work with others throughout the Canadian sport system to ensure that every participant – no matter the sport, the level, or the role – has a safe, positive and enriching experience.
    Changing the culture of sport in Canada is everyone’s responsibility

  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

  • CCES: Tools and Resources

    The CCES education program offers values-based clean sport education activities and information to Canadian athletes, support personnel, and the rest of the athlete’s entourage

  • Sport Solution

    Sport Solution is committed to helping national team athletes find solutions to a wide range of sport related issues.
    The program offers access to free information, as well as assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal counsel, such as selection, carding and discipline disputes

  • IOC Certificate: Safeguarding Officer in Sport

    Safeguarding Officer in Sport course aims to equip those involved in the safeguarding of athletes from harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport with the knowledge, skill and confidence need to fulfill the role of Safeguarding officer/Focal Point for their sport organization.
    it is for those who have been appointed or will be appointed as safeguarding officers; serve as the focal point for safeguarding issues; or work in the field of sport integrity for national or international sports organisations – particularly National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and National Federations (NFs).

  • Respect Group

    Respect Group was incorporated on April 5th, 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion: the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
    Respect Group is made up of a team of 30 talented individuals whose passion is to create a global culture of Respect.
    Our co-founders have been involved in pursuing this mission for the past 25 years

  • CCES: Tools and Resources
  • Sport Solution
  • IOC Certificate: Safeguarding Officer in Sport
  • Respect Group

other resources


other resources


  • CCES: Tools and Resources
  • Sport Solution
  • IOC Certificate: Safeguarding Officer in Sport
  • Respect Group
  • CCES: Tools and Resources

    The CCES education program offers values-based clean sport education activities and information to Canadian athletes, support personnel, and the rest of the athlete’s entourage

  • Sport Solution

    Sport Solution is committed to helping national team athletes find solutions to a wide range of sport related issues.
    The program offers access to free information, as well as assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal counsel, such as selection, carding and discipline disputes

  • IOC Certificate: Safeguarding Officer in Sport

    Safeguarding Officer in Sport course aims to equip those involved in the safeguarding of athletes from harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport with the knowledge, skill and confidence need to fulfill the role of Safeguarding officer/Focal Point for their sport organization.
    it is for those who have been appointed or will be appointed as safeguarding officers; serve as the focal point for safeguarding issues; or work in the field of sport integrity for national or international sports organisations – particularly National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and National Federations (NFs).

  • Respect Group

    Respect Group was incorporated on April 5th, 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion: the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
    Respect Group is made up of a team of 30 talented individuals whose passion is to create a global culture of Respect.
    Our co-founders have been involved in pursuing this mission for the past 25 years

  • Canada COVID-19 Return to High Performance Framework

    May 2020

  • Concussion Recognition Tool

    To help identify concussion in children, adolescents and adults.

  • Making Headway

    CCP Making Head Way is the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussion in sport.
    Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussion and this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.
    The NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and return to play and return to learn protocols.

  • Canada COVID-19 Return to High Performance Framework
  • Concussion Recognition Tool
  • Making Headway

injury prevention


injury prevention


  • Canada COVID-19 Return to High Performance Framework
  • Concussion Recognition Tool
  • Making Headway
  • Canada COVID-19 Return to High Performance Framework

    May 2020

  • Concussion Recognition Tool

    To help identify concussion in children, adolescents and adults.

  • Making Headway

    CCP Making Head Way is the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussion in sport.
    Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussion and this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.
    The NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and return to play and return to learn protocols.

  • Canadian Women & Sport

    Powering better sport through gender equity

  • Canadian Women & Sport: ELearning

  • Next Gen Men

    Next Gen Men is a small-but-mighty Canadian nonprofit whose work is dedicated to change how the world senses, acts and thinks about masculinity.
    Next Gen Men bring together perspectives from across Canada, across genders, and across specialties to talk about why we all have a stake in the future of masculinity

  • InMotion Network

    The InMotion Network is an organization that aims to remove barriers for individuals who have been, and continue to be, underserved by our sporting, recreation, and physical activity systems.

  • Canadian Women & Sport
  • Canadian Women & Sport: ELearning
  • Next Gen Men
  • InMotion Network

equity


equity


  • Canadian Women & Sport
  • Canadian Women & Sport: ELearning
  • Next Gen Men
  • Canadian Women & Sport

    Powering better sport through gender equality

  • Canadian Women & Sport: ELearning

  • Next Gen Men

    Next Gen Men is a small-but-mighty Canadian nonprofit whose work is dedicated to change how the world senses, acts and thinks about masculinity.
    Next Gen Men bring together perspectives from across Canada, across genders, and across specialties to talk about why we all have a stake in the future of masculinity

  • Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport

    While progress has been made towards greater 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, there is still much work to be done.
    According to the Out on the Fields study, 81% of Canadian participants witnessed or experienced homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport.
    We all have a role in making sport safe and inclusive for everyone

  • LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion Checklist

    This checklist will serve as an assessment tool to not only evaluate the climate of the environment within the sport competition and governing bodies that host and regulate the sport, but to also engage people in LGBTQ inclusion by starting conversation.
    This is a tool to aid sport organizations and stakeholders to begin the work of LGBTQ inclusion by identifying potential needs for support in their sport organization/context.
    This may include identifying a need to contact other staff and human resources within the organization in order attain answers to the questions and/or to provide support for any necessary changes and further steps to take.

  • Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport
  • LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion Checklist

diversity


diversity


  • Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport
  • LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion Checklist
  • Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport

    While progress has been made towards greater 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, there is still much work to be done.
    According to the Out on the Fields study, 81% of Canadian participants witnessed or experienced homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport.
    We all have a role in making sport safe and inclusive for everyone

  • LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion Checklist

    This checklist will serve as an assessment tool to not only evaluate the climate of the environment within the sport competition and governing bodies that host and regulate the sport, but to also engage people in LGBTQ inclusion by starting conversation.
    This is a tool to aid sport organizations and stakeholders to begin the work of LGBTQ inclusion by identifying potential needs for support in their sport organization/context.
    This may include identifying a need to contact other staff and human resources within the organization in order attain answers to the questions and/or to provide support for any necessary changes and further steps to take.

  • Anti-Racism in Coaching

    Coaches in Canada play an integral role in creating a fair and inclusive environment for their sport.
    While the impact of racism in sports and coaching can be far-reaching, so can the effects of anti-racism coaching education.
    (Available on CAC The Locker)

  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established with the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities.
    The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations communities, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout the province.

  • alliedFutures Project

    As leaders in our community, it is time to unpack what it means to be a settler in Treaty 7 Territory.
    To move from intent to impact.
    Values to actions.
    Settler to Unsettler.
    Learn how to consciously disrupt your mindset and the spaces you’re in. This series is for leaders and teams across Treaty 7 committed to participating in the journey to Reconciliation.
    Sign Up Today!

  • CCDI Webinars

    A deeper dive on the brain and the science of unconscious bias

  • Toronto Metropolitan University

    Unconcious bias and how to counteract

  • Project Implicit

    Implicit Association Test (IAT).
    Anonymously find out what your own implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation and other topics.

  • Anti-Racism in Coaching
  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules
  • alliedFutures Project
  • CCDI Webinars
  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Project Implicit

inclusion


inclusion


  • Anti-Racism in Coaching
  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules
  • alliedFutures Project
  • CCDI Webinars
  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Project Implicit
  • Anti-Racism in Coaching

    Coaches in Canada play an integral role in creating a fair and inclusive environment for their sport.
    While the impact of racism in sports and coaching can be far-reaching, so can the effects of anti-racism coaching education.
    (Available on CAC The Locker)

  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established with the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities.
    The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations communities, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout the province.

  • alliedFutures Project

    As leaders in our community, it is time to unpack what it means to be a settler in Treaty 7 Territory.
    To move from intent to impact.
    Values to actions.
    Settler to Unsettler.
    Learn how to consciously disrupt your mindset and the spaces you’re in. This series is for leaders and teams across Treaty 7 committed to participating in the journey to Reconciliation.
    Sign Up Today!

  • CCDI Webinars

    A deeper dive on the brain and the science of unconscious bias

  • Toronto Metropolitan University

    Unconcious bias and how to counteract

  • Project Implicit

    Implicit Association Test (IAT).
    Anonymously find out what your own implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation and other topics.

  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability (NCCP)

    The module provides the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically those with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.
    (Available on CAC The Locker)

  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability (NCCP)

accessibility


accessibility


  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability
  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability

    The module provides the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically those with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.
    (Available on CAC The Locker)

  • Responsible Coaching Movement

    Established by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the RCM invites all coaches and sport organizations to learn and apply consistent safety principles.
    It includes three distinct pillars, each serving to create a sport environment that is Safe, Smart, and Secure

  • Rule of Two

    The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are in open, observable, and justifiable settings

    Understanding the Rule of Two: EModule

  • Rule of Two: Infographic

    The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present.
    There may be exceptions for emergency situations.

  • Positive Sport Environment

    Participant-centered coaching strategies are an effective way to establish a safe and inclusive sport culture.
    By placing participants at the centre of the coaching process, coaches can promote growth and athletic development, foster creativity and learning, and protect participants from harm.

  • Commit to Kids

    The Commit to Kids program helps child-serving organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and create safer environments for children in their care.
    The Canadian Centre for Child Protection provides expertise to the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Responsible Coaching Movement through the Commit to Kids program, and has created tailored resources available to sports organizations, coaches, officials, sport leaders, volunteers, and parents to help keep kids safe in sport.

  • Make Ethical Decisions

    The training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.
    The NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation provides coaches with an opportunity to test their decision - making skills by walking through a variety of legal and ethical scenarios.
    Successful completion of the evaluation is necessary for coach certification in any NCCP program

  • Support Through Sport: Bystander Empowerment

    This course is one of three supplementary modules in the Support Through Sport series to help improve your skills as a helpful bystander.
    After completing the module you will be better able to recognize different forms of violence, identify helpful and hurtful bystander behaviour, use strategies to intervene as a bystander in situations of violence.

  • Responsible Coaching Movement
  • Rule of Two
  • Rule of Two: Infographic
  • Positive Sport Environment
  • Commit to Kids
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Support Through Sport: Bystander Empowerment

eLearning Modules


eLearning Modules


  • Responsible Coaching Movement
  • Rule of Two
  • Rule of Two: Infographic
  • Positive Sport Environment
  • Commit to Kids
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Support Through Sport: Bystander Empowerment
  • Responsible Coaching Movement

    Established by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the RCM invites all coaches and sport organizations to learn and apply consistent safety principles.
    It includes three distinct pillars, each serving to create a sport environment that is Safe, Smart, and Secure

  • Rule of Two

    The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are in open, observable, and justifiable settings

     

    Understanding the Rule of Two: EModule

  • Rule of Two: Infographic

    The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present.
    There may be exceptions for emergency situations.

  • Positive Sport Environment

    Participant-centered coaching strategies are an effective way to establish a safe and inclusive sport culture.
    By placing participants at the centre of the coaching process, coaches can promote growth and athletic development, foster creativity and learning, and protect participants from harm.

  • Commit to Kids

    The Commit to Kids program helps child-serving organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and create safer environments for children in their care.
    The Canadian Centre for Child Protection provides expertise to the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Responsible Coaching Movement through the Commit to Kids program, and has created tailored resources available to sports organizations, coaches, officials, sport leaders, volunteers, and parents to help keep kids safe in sport.

  • Make Ethical Decisions

    The training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.
    The NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation provides coaches with an opportunity to test their decision - making skills by walking through a variety of legal and ethical scenarios.
    Successful completion of the evaluation is necessary for coach certification in any NCCP program

  • Support Through Sport: Bystander Empowerment

    This course is one of three supplementary modules in the Support Through Sport series to help improve your skills as a helpful bystander.
    After completing the module you will be better able to recognize different forms of violence, identify helpful and hurtful bystander behaviour, use strategies to intervene as a bystander in situations of violence.

  • coming soon

crisis intervention


crisis intervention


  • coming soon

    coming soon

Canadian Sport Helpline

We are continuing our commitment to working alongside the Government of Canada in their initiatives to provide a safe and inclusive sport environment in Canada


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