Safe Sport

Safe Sport is an initiative to end all forms of abuse in sport. This includes bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct. Negative experiences cause individuals to quit sport and could have a harmful impact in the future.

Coach Alberta is motivated to provide valuable information to leaders on how to make sport safe. This includes information on guidelines, policies and practices.

Bullying

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in safe sport. Bullying should not be tolerated in any sport setting, at any level.

Fact Sheet: Bullying Prevention in Sport and Recreation

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. The Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment.

Injury Prevention

The Coaches Association of Ontario and Hydro One have launched Safe Sport 101, a new virtual resource hub for coaches focused on safety in sport. Featuring downloadable resources, templates, quizzes and access to trainings, Safe Sport 101 is a one-stop-shop where coaches can find the tools they need to create a safe, positive and fun sport environment through COVID-19, and beyond.

Concussions are considered the “invisible” injury, since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. They are also considered “invisible” because their effects are often misunderstood.