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Safe Sport

Organizing quality sport is the result of implementing and following strong programs, policies and training.

Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination. Archery Canada has been putting in place processes, procedures and policies to help create a safe environment for all participants. 

Further initiatives and resources are currently underway and more details and resources will be posted as they become available.

Safe Sport Policies of Archery Canada

Archery Canada has developed a full suite of policies that are designed to address a safe sport environment for all. These policies include the following policies and Protocol:

  • Abuse Policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Discipline and Complaints Policy
  • Equity and Inclusion Policy
  • Screening Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Trans Inclusion Policy

In addition to the above, Archery Canada has developed the following:

  • Concussion Protocol

To view all of the Archery Canada’s policies visit our policy page.

Reporting Harassment & Abuse

Canadian Sport Helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline provides a safe place for victims and witnesses of incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport to seek advice and report their concerns. Do you have questions and/or concerns regarding this incident? This professional listening and referral service (only for advice and re-direction) is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, by phone or text and by email: 

Phone or text: 1-888-83-SPORT (77678) .

Email: info@abuse-free-sport.ca

For more information, visit www.abuse-free-sport.ca.

In cases in which the alleged incident may contain an element of discrimination, harassment, workplace harassment, workplace violence, sexual harassment, or abuse this service may refer the complaint directly to Archery Canada’s independent third party consultant to handle the complaint.

Report an incident or Complaint to Archery Canada

Any Individual may report an incident or complaint to the Executive Director, President, or person in a position of authority at Archery Canada. The complaint must be in writing, within fourteen (14) days of the alleged incident, although this timeline can be waived or extended at the Executive Director’s discretion. If the complaint was submitted to the President or other person in a position of authority, that person will forward the complaint to the Executive Director when appropriate.

executivedirector@archerycanada.ca

president@archerycanada.ca

If it is determined that the alleged incident may contain an element of discrimination, harassment, workplace harassment, workplace violence, sexual harassment, or abuse, the Executive Director will refer the complaint to Archery Canada’s independent third party consultant to handle the complaint.

Education and Training - Respect in Sport

Archery Canada has partnered with Respect Group as part of its broader commitment to Safe Sport and adopted mandated “Respect in the Workplace” training for staff and members of the Board of Directors and is  providing access to training and education for coaches, team leaders, and volunteers through “Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders” and for parents through “Respect in Sport for Parents” modules. This is required for all National Team coaches and team staff.  

For any Archery Canada registered participant, unless directed by your PTSO,  “Respect in Sport” training is available on a voluntary basis and strongly recommended for coaches, any support staff, officials, volunteers as well as parents across the country, on a user-pay basis. 

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders – PDF information
For: Coaches, Team Leaders, Managers, Officials, Club Volunteers
Cost: $30 per person
Duration: 2.5 hours online, does not have to be completed in one sitting
Coaches with a NCCP number will receive 3 PD points upon completion

Access the Course

Respect in Sport for Parents – PDF information
For: Parents and Family of Athletes
Cost: $12 per household
Duration: 1 hour online, does not have to be completed in one sitting
Access the Course

Respect in the Workplace – PDF information
For: mandated for all staff and BOD once every five (5) years
Cost: $40 per person
Duration: 90 minutes online, does not have to be completed in one sitting

Access the Course

Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase, system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) that is a call to action for sport organizations to protect the health and safety of athletes, both on and off the field of play.

On October 29, 2018, the AC Board of Directors unanimously resolved to take the RCM Pledge. As a member of the movement, AC is committed to providing the following for national team coaches and ensuring it is available for all coaches and club administrators:

  • Ethics training
  • Anti-doping training
  • Rules for an Open and Observable Coaching Environment (also known as the Rule of Two) – which stipulates that a coach cannot be alone with an athlete, especially a minor, and must have another responsible person within eyesight at all times. AC is phasing in the Rule of Two with changes to travel policies and best practices within our national teams.
Resources

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport: https://www.cces.ca/

Abuse Free Sport: http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en/ | 1-888-83SPORT

Kids Help Phone: www.kidshelpphone.ca | 1-800-668-6868

Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2019/03/safe-sport-for-a…

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada: http://www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca