Safe Sport

Safe Sport

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of Maltreatment. As part of SportMedBC commitment to Safe Sport our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training.

HOW TO REPORT MALTREATMENT

SportMedBC is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of maltreatment.  SportMedBC’s Safe Sport initiative emphasizes the importance of that commitment by educating individuals on the harmful effects associated with such behaviours, and outlining the preventative measures put in place on lower the probability of them occurring.

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone: 1-800-663-9122

If you believe any person or child is in imminent danger, please call: 911.

If you have a complaint of an infraction by a SportMedBC Member, staff, contractor or volunteer, you can report to SportMedBC’s Executive Director at: executivedirector@sportmedbc.com.

Link to National Sport Helpline:  https://abuse-free-sport.ca/

ASSOCIATED POLICY

Link to B.C. Universal Code of Conduct: www.viasport.ca/bc-universal-code-of-conduct

 SportMedBC's Code of Conduct Click Here

DISCIPLINE AND COMPLAINTS POLICY:

All SportMedBC stakeholders are expected to fulfill responsibilities and obligations including, but not limited to, complying with SportMedBC policy’s, bylaws, rules and regulations, code of conducts and ethics. Non-compliance may result in sanctions pursuant to the organizations Complaints and Discipline Policy.

For more information on Discipline/Complaints and the policy please contact Robert Joncas at: executivedirector@sportmedbc.com

  • SportMedBC Complaints, Discipline & Appeal Appeal: Click Here

 CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK & SCREENING POLICY -

SportMedBC is required to adhere to the Province of British Columbia's Criminal Record Review Act. This policy demonstrates SportMedBC's ethical, moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for its staff and program participants. Click Here

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Link to Commit to Kids:  https://www.commit2kids.ca/en/

Link to Respect in Sport for Activity leaders: https://www.respectgroupinc.com/respect-in-sport/

Link to CAC Safe Sport Training: https://safesport.coach.ca/

Link to resources on the Rule of Two viaSport: https://www.viasport.ca/addressing-maltreatment

Link to province of BC resources:

B.C. Helpline for Children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/public-safety/protecting-children/reporting-child-abuse#:~:text=If%20you%20are%20a%20child,have%20to%20give%20your%20name.

Is a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to talk to someone – is 310-1234 (no area code required).

VictimLinkBC: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/victimlinkbc

Is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone and online service available across B.C. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

Resilience BC: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/multiculturalism-anti-racism/anti-racism/resiliencebc

Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidences

 

ViaSport Step3

Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart plan is currently in effect. Read Proof of Vaccination requirements regarding access to some events, services and businesses as of September 13, for the most current information.

Interior Health and Northern Health regions are subject to the additional measures detailed on the B.C. government's province-wide restrictions pageInterior Health's news page, and Northern Health news pageContinue to work with your Provincial Sport Organization for current and sport-specific information.