WHAT IS SAFE SPORT?
The term ‘Safe Sport’ is defined as “physical and emotional safety which includes concussion and injury prevention, and environments free from bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination and other forms of maltreatment”.
Sincere thanks to Sport Law for their facilitation of the toolkit development process and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous funding support.
A TOOLKIT TO HELP OTTAWA SPORT ORGANIZATIONS FOSTER SAFE, WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE SPORT ENVIRONMENTS
Under the leadership of the Ottawa Sport Council, the framework for the Ottawa Safe Sport Toolkit was developed by 12 local sport organizations to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants including coaches, athletes, official, administrators and volunteers. Based on best practices and resources at the federal, provincial, and community levels, the Toolkit is a fundamental building block to create a healthy supportive environment in which everyone can thrive. The toolkit is a living document. Content will be added as new information and resources become available.
To get started, download a copy of the Implementation Guide and watch the Toolkit Tutorial Video.
How can we consistently and intentionally engage with all stakeholders, including athletes, to ensure meaningful feedback?
A toolkit to help Ottawa sport organizations foster safe, welcoming and inclusive sport environments.