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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. 

RESOURCES

What Safe Sport resources exist to create awareness and consistency?

There are many safe sport resources which complement the Ottawa Safe Sport Toolkit Assets (custom designed for Ottawa community sport organizations) available across Canada to advance knowledge and awareness and promote a safe sport environment.  Below you will find a list of resources from across the Canadian sport landscape to support safe sport practices in community sport organizations. 

 

These resources cover the following topics: general awareness of safe sport, player welfare and injury prevention, harassment, abuse and bullying, health and wellness, the responsible coaching movement, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity.

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If there is a resource which you think should be added to the Toolkit, please get in touch

RESOURCES IMPLEMENTATION

Post and/or send links to the Ottawa Safe Sport Toolkit and/or other resources to all relevant stakeholders.

Create a method for stakeholders to submit enhanced resources from other organizations on leading practices or innovative thinking in safe sport that you can share with members.

Post all enhanced resources and links to related organizations (e.g., CAC) on your organization’s website and/or social media accounts.​

Repeat all steps annually.

SAFE SPORT GENERAL AWARENESS

  • Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner: The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner will, for participating organizations, oversee the complaint intake process, conduct preliminary assessments, initiate full investigations, and refer cases for mediation and adjudication by independent professionals.

  • True Sport Resources: Resources to support sport that is built on fairness, excellence, inclusion, and fun by intentionally incorporating the True Sport Principles.

PLAYER WELFARE & INJURY PREVENTION

  • Ottawa Sport Council Concussion Education Video: This educational video is designed to equip coaches, players, parents, board members, staff, and volunteers alike with the knowledge of how to apply the 4 R’s of concussion management (Recognize, Remove, Refer, Return) in a sport setting.

RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT

  • Responsible Coaching Movement Toolkit: A marketing toolkit to support you in spreading awareness among coaches, volunteers, parents, and participants and to encourage other organizations to take the RCM pledge.

HARASSMENT, ABUSE, & BULLYING IN SPORT

  • Canadian Sport HELP Line: to provide assistance, advice, and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately under the circumstances.

  • Respect in Sport: A safe sport program for coaches/instructors and parents/families to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD).

  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection: Programs not only provide immediate help, but also offer educational and prevention material to help keep kids safe online and in everyday life.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS IN SPORT

  • Body Sense: tools and tips to guide you to positive body image and strong self-esteem.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, & INDIGENEITY IN SPORT

  • Aboriginal Sport Circle: Canada's national voice for Aboriginal sport, physical activity and recreation bringing together the interests of First Nations, Inuit & Métis peoples.

  • Glossary of Terms from the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion: This comprehensive glossary aims to provide a reference for anyone interested in terminology used within inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). The language used around IDEA and social justice topics is constantly evolving. Context, connotation, tone, and individual preferences all play a role in what terminology is acceptable.

 
 
 
 
 
 

OTTAWA SAFE

SPORT TOOLKIT

A toolkit to help Ottawa sport organizations foster safe, welcoming and inclusive sport environments. 

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