Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce that the updated and enhanced Respect in Sport Activity Leaders program to better prepare and inform coaches on how they can create a safe and ethical environment in their sport is now online and available for recertification.
Sport Manitoba believes in being proactive in ensuring sport in our province is safe and welcoming for all participants. Respect in Sport (RiS) helps us promote those values through a simple and convenient online training course for coaches and sport leaders...more information about RiS
The course has been condensed into two and half hours with all new information that can be viewed at your own pace, in your own space and is now mobile friendly!
Updated course includes
- Modification to reflect change to age of consent legislation
- Increased messaging pertaining to Hazing
- Increased messaging about Cyber Bullying, Discrimination effecting Lesbian, Gay and Transgender athletes
- Social Media concerns
- Widened the scope of the program to include any person of power/authority
- Shortened completion time to 2.5 hours
- Mobile friendly
Respect in Sport is now available with a five year window of recertification. All coaches who have taken RiS in 2011 or earlier, need to complete the updated and enhanced version of RiS by April 1, 2017. Take the new course here.
If you do not complete the RiS Activity Leader program by this time, you will receive an email from the Respect Group letting you know that you are no longer active. Anyone who has taken the RiS program in the last four years will receive an email from the Respect Group when their certification is up for renewal.
Recertify Now to Win!
Recertify before January 31, 2017 and be entered to win a fantastic night out provided by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. The prize package will consist of:
- Transportation to and from a Winnipeg Jets home game (within city limits – outside city limits will include a stay at a downtown hotel)
- Four (4) tickets to the Winnipeg Jets home game – P1 seating
- $100 MTS Centre food & beverage gift card
- $100 gift card to the Winnipeg Jets Gear Authentic Team store
2009 Coach Survey
- 65.2% of coaches said due to the RIS training, they are more likely to respond to incidents of bullying, harassment and abuse with positive strategies.
- 82.9% of coaches thought RIS made them more aware of their role in teaching respect in the sport environment
- “Made me more aware of the influence a coach can have on a child’s life”
- “Greater awareness of various types of positive and negative behaviours within sport”
- "I'm more aware of the language I use while coaching. A lot of the bullying that goes on at the pool is verbal, and I'm more aware now that my vocabulary could impact the children's' vocabularies, making them more likely to repeat a word I might use in the effort to bully another child"