covid-19 & Safe Sport

covid-19 response

Each member club is responsible for creating their own Safety Plan that meets or exceeds the requirements in the BCSSA Guidelines (see below). The Board of Directors/Executive for each club must then approve the club’s plan.

Please note that there is now only one version of the BCSSA Return to Skating Guidelines. These Guidelines include the most recent PHO orders and restrictions and will be updated as needed.

canadian sport helpline & Commit to kids

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.

 

All BC Speed Skating Board and Staff stand to Commit to Kids and have completed training.  Commit to Kids by completing your online training through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

The Commit to Kids (C2K) for Coaches online training empowers coaches and other sport leaders with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.

This online training consists of eight separate modules that address the following:

  • child sexual abuse
  • the grooming process
  • handling disclosures of child sexual abuse
  • the impact of child sexual abuse
  • creating a Child Protection Code of Conduct for your organization
  • policies and procedures to use to protect children in your organization
  • the C2K program for child-serving organizations

A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of all modules and a successful knowledge validation test.