Kate Moorhouse – Canadian Olympic Committee
This session will provide a brief summary on the current Canadian sport landscape as well as challenges at the International level. Participants will be provided with tangible tools and resources to help increase their knowledge and awareness.
This session is designed to empower staff, board members, coaches and sport professionals with practical information to help enhance child and youth safety in sport. It will increase awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse while highlighting the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.
Safe Sport Organizational Effectiveness
An effective safe sporting environment program and framework recognizes that everyone has a role and responsibility to ensure both the safety and development of your athletes or participants.
This session will focus on sharing best practices, policies and guiding principles organizations need to put in place to support safe places for people to fully enjoy the sport or services you provide.
Participants to the session will come away with an understanding of: how formal guiding principles form the foundation for inclusion and safe places in your programs and services; what a national framework for safe sport looks like; and best practices that have been implemented at the provincial level by Swim Alberta to provide athletes an environment that is free from abuse and harassment.
This session will aid organizations in understanding hot legal topics effecting the sport sector. This presentation will expand on topics such as employees vs. contractors, conflict management, the legalization of cannabis, waivers and more. Awareness and education is a powerful tool to minimize legal risks.
Exploring the Systematic and Technical Gaps within the Canadian Paralympic Sport System and Highlighting Future Trends and Opportunities for Sustainable Sport Specific Athlete Pathways
Catherine Gosselin-Despres – Canadian Paralympic Committee
David Legg – Alberta Para Sport
Element – Accessible Sport
Join representatives from the Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary, Coaching Association of Canada and Alberta Sport Connection as they lead a facilitated discussion on the challenges and opportunities with the National Coaching Certification Program in Alberta.
Topics will include training, certification, online delivery and the Locker platform. Session 1 of 2.
How can we advance para sport in Alberta? David Legg with Alberta Para Sport and Catherine Gosselin-Despres from the Canadian Paralympic Committee will guide a discussion with leaders in this session of what’s next for para sport in Alberta and what can be done to be even more inclusive in this area.