Safe Sport

Special Olympics BC recognizes our responsibility to prioritize creating a safe sport environment free of abuse, harassment, or discrimination for all participants, including athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, and administrators

As part of Special Olympics BC's commitment to Safe Sport, our staff and leadership have completed safe sport training. 

Bullying & Harrassment

Please click here to find Special Olympics BC's anti-bullying resources for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.

 

Canadian Safe Sport Helpline

Canadian Sport Helpline icon

Are you a victim or witness of harassment, abuse, or discrimination in sport? Contact the Canadian Sport Helpline to share your concerns and be referred to the appropriate resources. Thanks to financial support from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Sport Helpline is a service that is free and accessible to all in both official languages.

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) 7 days a week, it is anonymous, confidential, and independent.

CALL 1-888-83SPORT (77678)
EMAIL INFO@ABUSE-FREE-SPORT.CA

 

Special Olympics Safe Sport Policies

Special Olympics Canada and its Chapters recognize the recent development of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport. We are developing a pan-Canadian suite of policies in partnership with the Sport Law and Strategy Group. 

Current policies

 

viaSport British Columbia Resources

Please click here to find more resources for addressing and reporting harm, as well as injury prevention and concussions.

viaSport Safe Sport homepage

 

Responsible Coaching Movement

Responsible coaching allows you to support your participants’ right to a safe, positive environment. Here are some ways to protect your athletes and yourself both on and off the field of play.

CAC Responsible Coaching Movement homepage

 

Practice of Two

What is the Practice of Two?

Special Olympics BC strives to work together with coaches, volunteers, athletes, staff, and stakeholders to achieve the Practice of Two, providing support in potentially vulnerable situations. SOBC’s goal is to ensure no one is put in a vulnerable situation, and to provide a safe environment for all in any SOBC program, event, or meeting. Special Olympics BC is working to educate all members all on the Practice of Two and how they can implement this within their sport experience.

SOBC Practice of Two handout

How can I apply the Practice of Two in a virtual setting?

CAC infographic

 

Concussion Resources

Special Olympics Canada recognizes that participation in any sport or physical activity has some risk of head injuries, including concussions.

concussion resources page 

 

 

Find more SOBC sport resources

 

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