Safe Sport Prevention & Education

PREVENTION

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it’s evident that incidences of abuse are prevalent in society – from film to politics. Sport isn’t spared from abuse, either. Abuse prevention is a long-term journey and not a single task. It’s also a task that requires National, Provincial, and local alignment. Freestyle Canada is committed to working with leaders at all levels to create a culture that minimizes abuse risk and ensures positive sport experience. 

Through training, policy development and ongoing support across the organization at Freestyle Canada, we are establishing the tools to support a safe sport, free of abuse and harassment and response mechanisms that are thorough and transparent to deal with issues when they arise. Freestyle Canada has also undertaken to create through policy development and training a culture that embraces Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

EDUCATION

At Freestyle Canada, we commit to ongoing best in class education for all of our staff, athletes, and volunteers to ensure that they are all equipped in the field of Safe Sport. As a collective sport sector in Canada we have recognized that Education is critical to our Safe Sport Mission at Freestyle Canada. The education that Freestyle Canada commits to includes the following:

  1. Respect Group Sport Training

Respect Group’s mission is empowering people to recognize and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD) through interactive, online training courses. Harassment Prevention Training.

Their training modules include: 

  • Respect in Sport 
  • Respect in the Workplace 
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders.
  1. Safe Sport TrainingCoaching Association of Canada (CAC)

Safe Sport Training by the CAC equips everyone whether you are directly involved with athletes or play another role in national sport, the CAC’s Safe Sport Training will give you the tools to recognize, prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Their training modules include:

  • Safe Sport Training
  • Support for Sport Partners
  • Safe Sport Training Facts
  1. CAC/NCCP

NCCP Empower+ is an intense and thought-provoking workshop that will teach you how to enhance the well-being of your athletes and be a positive role model in the world of sport.

NCCP Making Ethical Decisions: Coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. The training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

Diversty & Inclusion Training: The CAC offers a number of training courses including Women in Coaching, Indigenous Coaching, LGBTQ+ Athletes and Coaches, Coaching Athletes with a Disability, Coaching Masters Athletes, Keeping Girls in Sport.

  1. RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada – on and off the field. The RCM is a multi-phase movement that affects all sport organizations and coaches across Canada. It stems from extensive and ongoing consultation with the sport community in Canada that showed us some of the systemic issues in sport, the role various parties play, and strategies for addressing these issues. (CAC). Ensure your organization has taken the RCM Pledge and support the Rule of Two.

  1. TRUE SPORT

True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion, and fun. (CCES) 

  1. HEADSTART PRO

The leading course proven to help coaches and athletes enhance performance and prevent injuries by improving focus, awareness, and mindfulness. 

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