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.
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.
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.
How can I apply the Practice 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.