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Safe Sport

 

What is Safe Sport?

viaSport is committed to supporting sport organizations in creating sport environments that are free from all forms of harm: physical, mental, emotional and psychological. viaSport’s approach to Safe Sport encompasses injury prevention, concussion management, protection against maltreatment, and mental health.

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 works with partners to develop and share resources to raise awareness, advocate for system-level change and support sport organizations to address these issues.  

 

ADDRESSING MALTREATMENT


Ensuring sport experiences are positive requires participants are safe in sport. Sport experiences must be free from physical, emotional and mental harm. 


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INJURY PREVENTION AND 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.


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How can I stay active and safe?

Active & Safe

Active & Safe Central is an all new interactive resource with numerous videos and PDFs about common injuries and risk factors so you can learn about how to prevent injury in over 40 sports.