BC Speed Skating embraces our responsibility to create, foster, and preserve sport settings that ensure positive, healthy, fun, and fulfilling experiences for all individuals. We believe that a Safe Sport environment prioritizes the welfare, safety, and rights of every participant at all times.
BC Speed Skating is committed to providing Safe Sport Training to all Coaches, Officials and Volunteers purchasing a BCSSA membership. BCSSA will offer the training through the Safe Sport Training Module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada. The training will be mandatory for all members in a Position of Authority, as referenced by the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). The completion of this course will be recorded as part of BCSSA’s registrations system, IceReg, to ensure completion.
Safe Sport training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with skaters or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, social and spiritual health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct and BC’s Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address
Maltreatment in Sport.
BC Speed Skating’s extensive organizational policies reflect our commitment to Safe Sport. Our aim to uphold the values of Safe Sport is incorporated in our Code of Conduct, Bullying and Harassment, Equity and Access, Concussion and Human Resources policies.
Adopted and Ratified – May 2021
The Canadian Sport Helpline offers support to victims and witnesses of harassment, abuse and discrimination. This anonymous, confidential and independent service allows them to share and validate their concerns, obtain advice on the process to follow and be directed toward the appropriate resources to ensure a follow-up.
BC Speed Skating’s Safe Sport framework is based on 3 pillars: Awareness, Prevention and Action. We invite you to learn more through the following resources.