Safe Sport

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.

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.

SafeSport Conduct Summary

Our Safe Sport Pillars

  1. Prevention of Maltreatment
  2. Concussion management
  3. Injury prevention
  4. Mental Health
  5. Communicable Disease

Associated Policies

  1. BC Universal Code of Conduct
  2. Freestyle BC Code of Conduct
  3. Discipline and Complaints
  4. Employee & Volunteer Screening
  5. Commitment to SafeSport

Training Opportunities

  1. Commit to Kids
  2. Respect in Sport 
  3. CAC SafeSport Training

Additional Resources

  1. Link to resources on the Rule of Two
  2. viaSport Addressing Maltreatment
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

  1. 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.
  2. Physical Health Resources
    Knee
    Shoulders
    Concussion
  3. Promote Performance, Prioritize Health
    “Know Your Mind, Tools to Focus” ~ Dr. John Coleman
    Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport
    1. Canadian Sports Helpline: 1-888-837-7678 | [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.
    2. Recognizing Concussions:
      All coaches must take the Making Headway Module from the Coaching Association of Canada.
      Freestyle Canada concussion resources.
    3. Interactions between Freestyle Ambassadors (i.e., Coach and Athlete):

Ensure that whenever possible, one-on-one interactions between a coach and an athlete should take place within earshot and in view of the second coach, following the “Rule of Two,” except in a medical emergency.

  1. 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.
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Dispute Resolution
  4. Employee and Volunteer Screening