A Pathway to Safer Sport
Awareness, Prevention & Action
What is Safe Sport?
Safe Sport is an environment where individuals can have a healthy, supportive, and respectful sport experience, free from all forms of harassment and abuse.
Developed in partnership with Sport Law, Sport Manitoba has created a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and resources designed to elevate good governance. It also delivers on our promise to build on our collective vision of a more inclusive and welcoming sport community.
Awareness : setting standards for a quality sport experience
Prevention : training and education for sport leaders
Action : sound advice and support to objectively resolve conflict in sport
Create a Positive Sport Culture
The following action items protect participants and coaches while fostering a positive sport culture:
Engage in Safe Sport Training.
Ensure your organization has taken the RCM Pledge.
Support your organization by having key policies, like a Travel Policy, Code of Conduct, Screening Policy, Electronic Communications and Social Media Use, and Rule of Two; and see that these are current and enforced. Use any of the provided CAC templates for this.
Ensure that all coaches and volunteers are appropriately screened.
Encourage coaches and volunteers to take training, such as NCCP Make Ethical Decisions, Commit To Kids, Respect in Sport, Mental Health in Sport, and NCCP Creating a Positive Sport Environment training.
Commit to the True Sport Principles.
Ensure all staff, parents and volunteers actively apply the Rule of Two in all interactions and communications, for all in-person and in digital/virtual settings.