Our Safe Sport Mission
Freestyle BC believes that everyone in the sport has the right to enjoy the sport at whatever level or position they participate. Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have the right to participate in safe and inclusive training and competitive environments free of abuse, harassment, or discrimination.
Sports organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sports environment that is accessible, inclusive, and respectful of their participant’s personal goals and is free from all forms of Maltreatment. As part of Freestyle BC’s commitment to SafeSport, our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training.
Our Safe Sport Operational Statement
The Freestyle BC Safe Sport program will focus on three key areas: education, prevention and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures. The goal is to ensure that all members and registrants at all levels have the resources to provide and access a fun, healthy, inclusive, and safe environment.
Our five Safe Sport pillars :
- Prevention of Maltreatment
- Concussion management
- Injury prevention
- Mental Health
- Communicable Disease
How to report Maltreatment
Canadian Sport Helpline: 1-888-83SPORT | [email protected] | www.abuse-free-sport.ca
Unbiased. External. Confidential. Call this hotline if you have any questions or concerns about your safety in our sport.
- BC Universal Code of Conduct
- Freestyle BC Code of Conduct
- Discipline and Complaints
- Employee & Volunteer Screening
- Commitment to SafeSport
- Link to resources on the Rule of Two
- viaSport Addressing Maltreatment
- B.C. Helpline for Children – a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to talk to someone – is 310-1234 (no area code required).
- VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone and online service available across B.C. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
- Resilience BC: Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidences.