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”.
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.