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
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)
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.
Policies in development
Whistleblower Policy; Abuse Policy; Investigations Policy; Event Discipline Procedure; Social Media Policy
viaSport British Columbia Resources
Please click here to find more resources for addressing and reporting harm, as well as injury prevention and concussions.
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.
Rule of Two
What is the Rule of Two?
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 in emergency situations. Please click here for more information and resources from the Coaching Association of Canada.
How can I apply the Rule of Two in a virtual setting?
Special Olympics Canada recognizes that participation in any sport or physical activity has some risk of head injuries, including concussions. The information on this page will help you learn more about concussions and how Special Olympics Canada and its Chapters are addressing concussions to support the health and safety of all our athletes and volunteers.
Concussion Awareness Resources
A concussion is a type of brain injury that affects how a person’s brain functions. Special Olympics Canada suggests the resources below to learn more about concussions and how to prevent, recognize and manage these injuries.
- Concussion Guide for Special Olympics Athletes
- Concussion Education Video for Special Olympics Athletes
- Concussion Guide for Parents and Caregivers
- Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents and Caregivers e-learning
For Coaches and Volunteers
For more information about concussions, visit parachute.ca