Special Olympics Saskatchewan recognizes our responsibility to prioritize creating a safe sport environment free of abuse, harassment, and/or discrimination for all participants, including athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and administrators.
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.
- Code of Conduct and Ethics
- Discipline and Complaints Policy
- Alternate Dispute Resolution Policy
- Appeal Policy
- Safe Sport Policy & Independent Third-Party Reporting
- Athlete Protection Policy
Sask Sport Additional Resources:
Please click the link below to find more resources for addressing and reporting harm, as well as information in injury prevention and concussions.
Responsible Coaching Movement:
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada. Responsible coaching allows you to support your participants' right to a safe and positive environment. Below are some ways to protect your athletes and yourself both on and off the playing field.
The Rule of Two:
Special Olympics Saskatchewan strives to work together with coaches, volunteers, athletes, staff and stakeholders to achieve the practice of the Rule of Two. SOS's goal is to ensure no one is put in a vulnerable situation, and to provide a safe environment for all in any SOS program, event, or meeting. Special Olympics Saskatchewan is working to educate all members on the Rule of Two, and how they can implement this within their sport experience.
Special Olympics Canada recognizes that participation in any sport or physical activity has some risk of head injuries, including concussions.