Quality sport enriches the lives of everyone involved, provided that their experiences are positive and they reinforce an environment of respect and safety.
Exposure to negative experiences can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.
viaSport has united partners to lead the creation of a culture that places the safety and well-being of participants at the centre of all sport and recreation. viaSport is working with partners to develop and share safety, injury prevention and concussion awareness guidelines, policies, and practices.
BULLYING IN SPORT
Everyone engaged in sport in B.C. is entitled to a safe sport environment, where bullying is not tolerated. viaSport and its partners are committed to ensuring that participants at every level of sport are aware that bullying of any form will not be tolerated.
INJURY PREVENTION & CONCUSSIONS
More than 40% of child and youth injuries treated in emergency departments are sport and recreation related. Concussions account for nearly 10% of all injuries. Addressing the issues and providing education around prevention strategies is important to supporting healthy and successful participant development and performance.