Safe Sport

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (Boccia Canada) has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the organization and its participants. We believe that athletes, coaches, sport assistants, officials, staff and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment that is free from abuse, harassment, bullying and/ or discrimination. CCPSA takes any situation involving misconduct very seriously and is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and consistent policies, procedures and processes for addressing misconduct, in our commitment to safe sport.

REPORTING
CCPSA (Boccia Canada) has appointed an Independent Safe Sport Officer who any person can contact to report or discuss incidents of abuse, harassment or discrimination of any kind.

CCPSA has contracted W&W Dispute Resolution Services for this role. They may be reached directly and independently through the email address safesport_wwdrs@primus.ca.

Only the Independent Safe Sport Officer has access to these email accounts.

CANADIAN SPORT HELPLINE
An anonymous, confidential and independent national toll-free sport helpline has been established to offer assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination.

Anyone with a concern should feel comfortable reaching out to this free and confidential service. Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at; abuse-free-sport.ca. The abuse free sport phone and texting line is accessible at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week.

The Canadian Sport Helpline is run in partnership with the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport, and is funded by the Government of Canada.

The Canadian Sport Helpline has been created to ensure that Canadian sport participants at all levels compete in safe sport! Visit: http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en/ for more information!