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Safe Sport

Safe Sport

VOLLEYBALL CANADA AND SAFE SPORT

Volleyball Canada is committed to a sport environment free from abuse that is safe for all participants.

Volleyball Canada has zero tolerance for any type of abuse. Individuals are required to report instances of abuse or suspected abuse to Volleyball Canada or to a Provincial/Territorial Association so that those matters can be addressed in an expeditious manner.

INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY

Volleyball Canada has a third-party to review safe sport complaints. Lise Maclean is an independent certified workplace harassment resources/investigator who is able to guide individuals through the process and/or explore other options.  This independent official is empowered to supersede Volleyball Canada staff and enforce appropriate policies as required based on evidence or a situation reported. 


You may contact the independent third party at lise@wiserworkplaces.ca or (519) 900-6813.

THE CANADIAN SPORT HELPLINE

1-888-837-7678 – info@abuse-free-sport.ca – http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en/ 

The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.

POLICIES

Volleyball Canada has adopted several policies aimed at addressing the maltreatment of individuals in sport. These policies include:

A full list of Volleyball Canada’s policies can be found here.

For more information on Volleyball Canada’s governance, please contact Robin Guy at rguy@volleyball.ca 

EDUCATION

Volleyball Canada is requiring that all individuals involved with the sport across the country take the new safe sport training module, available via the Coaching Association of Canada website.
 
As of April 1, 2020, anyone associated with a Sport Canada-funded organization must be trained on conduct to prevent and address maltreatment. This includes coaches, referees, parents of youth athletes, high performance staff and contractors, officials; and all administrative staff and volunteers whether they may have direct contact with athletes or not. 

The safe sport module is a free, 90-minute eLearning module that gives all participants the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. The module aligns with the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport and meets Sport Canada requirements for Safe Sport education.
 
Visit the safe sport training site for more info:
https://safesport.coach.ca/ 

To take the training, you must create an account in “The Locker”, even if you are not a coach (it’s free!) We suggest saving a screenshot of the final slide when completed for your records.
 
Other online resources (mainly for coaches) that can be completed from home include the following (please note fees may be required).

https://sportforlife-sportpourlavie.ca/catalog.php
https://www.respectgroupinc.com/keeping-girls-in-sport/ 
https://coach.ca/nccp-multi-sport-training-modules 

For more info on coaching resources, contact:
coaching@volleyball.ca 

CLUB ACCREDITATION

Information on Volleyball Canada accredited clubs can be found HERE