Child Sexual Abuse – Awareness and Education in Sport
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a national charity that works to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse and exploitation, will provide an overview of their organization, the work they are doing in sport, the scope of the problem of sexual abuse, and highlight tools available for sport to help mitigate risk.
Many organizations state they’re aware of the positive impact embracing diversity and inclusion can have for their teams both personally and professionally. And they have good intentions and have begun efforts but aren’t sure what a true diversity and inclusion program could look like at the next level.
Worley notes it’s time to move beyond awareness and initial efforts, and go deep to reflect the diverse population of your organization’s team, clients and supporters.
This presentation will draw on a wide range of scholarly research and best practices related to talent identification and development in sport. It will begin by discussing some of the key challenges, and some promising solutions, to identifying those prospects with the greatest potential to become the elite performers of the future. It will then describe the essential characteristics of some of the most successful athlete development environments in the sporting world.
Finally, it will offer a new conception as to how the Alberta Sport System, and each sport within it, might re-imagine our approach to talent identification and development for the benefit of the many athletes who we serve.
Sport Reflects the Principles of Inclusive Athlete Developmental Environments
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
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
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