Sport organizations must have the proper policies in place to ensure a Safe Sport environment for all participants. In this timely session, lawyer Steve Indig will discuss how to improve your code of conduct, discipline and complaints policies, and screening procedures to increase protections for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
Steve will also review whistleblower policies, the ombudsman concept for sport, how activating your policies and educating your stakeholders can reduce harassment and abuse in all areas of your organization, and more.
Additionally, participants will learn about good governance principles and Board composition considerations.
Safe Sport Organizational Effectiveness
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
Host: – Hamish Brown – Western Canada Co-Chair – You Can Play
Kim Jones – Vice President and General Counsel – WinSport
Stephanie Shostak – You Can Play Ambassador / President Alberta Volleyball Officials Association
Mike Bell – Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association
You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of the locker room’s and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit. YCP works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. At YCP, we assume that sport organizations want members of their athletic community to feel respected, included, valued and supported. To do this, it takes the proper tools and guidelines to insure teams can become more inclusive and as a result, more successful.
This panel is going to discuss those tools and guidelines while exploring the importance of implementing these within sporting organizations. We will also address the impact this will have regarding the challenges still being faced by LGTBQ athletes, coaches, referees and fans in today’s sports community
In this session, Dr. Tom Hinch will highlight the synergistic relationship between the two global phenomena of sport and tourism. The advantages of sport as a tourist attraction are then discussed along with a typology of sport tourism that that can be used to formulate strategic plans.
The session will then close by identifying resources that you can use to capitalize on the opportunities that sport tourism provides to your organizations and communities.
Join your conference delegates over lunch as the long-term legacy effects of hosting major events in Alberta are shared by representatives from the Red Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games and Edmonton International Triathlon Union