Everyone has the right to feel safe and to participate in an accessible and inclusive sport environment free from maltreatment, regardless of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, language, creed, religion, athletic potential, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation. 

According to the Coach Association of Canada (CAC), safe sport refers to our collective responsibility to create, foster and preserve sport environments that ensure positive, healthy and fulfilling experiences for all individuals. A safe sport environment is one in which all sport stakeholders recognize and report acts of maltreatment and prioritize the welfare, safety and rights of every person at all times.

In addition to our Member code of conduct, we have Safe Sport standards for coaches and officials, Equestrian NS Board and staff. Athletes and parents/guardians are encouraged to engage in safe sport training and awareness resources found on this webpage.  Scotia Series has specific Safe Sport Standards that include those for the Parent/Guardian (Person Responsible) for a Junior-aged athlete who participates at a Scotia Series competition without their coach.  For further details on Scotia Series-specific standards, please click here.

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For information on Equestrian Canada's Safe Sport program and compliance requirements, go to their ECAMPUS.  To learn how to take Safe Sport training such as Fostering Healthy Environments and concussion Awareness modules, click here.    

Other courses listed above as CAC are found through the Coaching Association of Canada's Locker

SAFE SPORT RESOURCES AND EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

 

Definitions

• Maltreatment – refers to deliberate acts that result in harm or the potential for physical or psychological harm, including, but not limited to, abuse, assault, neglect, harassment, bullying, hazing and discrimination. This does not include accidents.

• Vulnerable Sector - those who because of age, disability, or other circumstances are less able to protect themselves from harm – such as children, the disabled, or the elderly

• Risk Management - a detailed and organized process used to identify, assess and treat risks so as to better achieve desired outcomes in a way that reflects our values. 

• The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) is a cornerstone in ensuring all stakeholders commit to safety in sport. The universal code of conduct applies to all participants, administrators, athletes, coaches and officials who work within the national sports system in Canada. The universal code of conduct is meant to achieve a safe and welcoming environment for all participants.

SAFE SPORT TOOLBOX (Coach Assoc. of Canada)

Prevention of maltreatment in sport is a collective effort among all stakeholders. Everyone is responsible for ensuring sport is a safe, inclusive and accessible space for all participants. There are many tools available to facilitate a culture of safe sport. These tools are listed below and can be found at found at safesport.coach.ca/toolbox


PARTNERS IN THE PREVENTION OF MALTREATMENT IN SPORT

REPORTING

To uphold the ethical standards and values of sport, advice, guidance and resources on reporting maltreatment can be accessed by

Canadian Sport Help Line 1-888-83SPORT(7-7678) or via email at [email protected]

 

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SPORT

A SAFE PLACE FOR EVERYONE

 

 

 

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