The statistics around child abuse are staggering. It is estimated that 10% of all children are victims of sexual abuse, and children with disabilities are four times more likely to be affected.
As sport is primarily volunteer driven with limited capacity it is not uncommon for organizations to look past questionable behaviors, in order to retain their coaches and ensure their programs will run. Most individuals in leadership positions do not understand the prevalence of sexual abuse in sport, how to manage unethical, or even illegal behaviors, and what they should be doing to best protect their athletes.
In order to support sport organizations in B.C., viaSport is coordinating this event to bring awareness to the realities of child abuse in sport, provide tools for prevention and empower those organziations to make changes to ensure sport is a safe place.
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Introduction and Welcome - Lorraine Lafrenière
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Film Screening: Swift Current
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel Discussion
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Policy Development Workshop
Are you ready to register for this full day event? Click the link below to register for the morning or the entire day!
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations to implement policies and processes to ensure athletes are safe. Coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, it highlights three key areas:
We encourage all sport organizations to take the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge and commit to ensure all athletes and coaches are protected.