Bullying & Harassment

Ensuring safe sport for all

Along with viaSport British Columbia and the provincial sport sector, Special Olympics BC is working to make sure we have a positive, respectful, engaging, accessible, and inclusive environment for all participants. We are dedicated to ensuring a safe sport culture for all British Columbians.

As part of this, SOBC now offers a workshop to help athletes identify and address bullying and harassment. We want to make sure everyone feels they have the tools to recognize and help stop incidences of bullying and harassment in sport. The training also talks about online activities, hoping to help everyone stay safe in online conversations.

This SOBC Athlete Leadership course is open to all athletes, and is designed to help everyone ensure our sport programs stay safe, encouraging, and fun for all. 

Please click here for a teaser of a few highlights from the workshop.

In spring 2020, we will launch a virtual version of the workshop in order to offer the opportunity more widely. We will also be launching some fun activities and challenges on SOBC's social media accounts, so please stay tuned!

Locals and Regions can book presentations by contacting Melainie Hatt, SOBC Community Development Coordinator (Kootenays), by email at mhatt@specialolympics.bc.ca or by phone at 250-919-0757.

SOBC Policies

SOBC has a Code of Conduct. This is intended to ensure a safe and positive environment within our programs, activities, and events by making Individuals aware that there is an expectation, at all times, of appropriate behaviour. 

We also have policies and procedures to help fairly resolve disputes and address complaints within our sport programs and events.

More Resources


Watch viaSport's #ERASEbullying in sport video with B.C. sport stars including SOBC – Abbotsford athlete Paige Norton: