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.
Host – Kate Moorhouse – Manager, Education, Diversity and Inclusion – Canadian Olympic Committee
Rosie Cossar – 2012 Olympian – Consultant, Sport Inclusion – Canadian Olympic Committee
Isabelle Cayer – Manager, Diversity and Inclusion – Coaching Association of Canada
Stephanie Shostak – President Alberta Volleyball Officials Association / You Can Play Ambassador
Kieran Block – Former Canadian Sledge Hockey Team Member / You Can Play Ambassador