Safe Sport

A Pathway to Safer Sport

Awareness, Prevention & Action

What is Safe Sport?

Safe Sport is an environment where individuals can have a healthy, supportive, and respectful sport experience free from all forms of harassment and abuse.

 

What will you find on this page?

Developed in partnership with Sport Law, this page is a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and resources designed to elevate good governance. It also delivers on our promise to build on our collective vision of a more inclusive and welcoming sport community.

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Awareness

Setting standards for a quality sport experience

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Prevention

Training and education for sport leaders

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Action

Sound advice and support to objectively resolve conflict in sport

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Awareness

The first step toward creating a safer sport environment is equipping all sport communities with the knowledge of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in sport. When we can recognize, we can react.

True Sport, Anti-Racism in Sport, Commit to Kids, and the Rainbow Resource Centre offer workshops and resources around setting the standard for a positive sport experience, including and welcoming marginalized communities, and steps you can take to support those experiencing maltreatment.

               

True Sport

The seven True Sport Principles are the foundation of good sport. They must be present in the sport experience at all times, in the right balance and proportion, at all levels of competition, to foster a quality sport experience.

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Anti-Racism in Sport

The Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign is commited to address, disrupt, and eliminate racism and discrimination in sport.

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Commit to Kids

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection's resources for sports organizations, coaches, officials, sport leaders, volunteers, and parents to help keep kids safe in sport

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Rainbow Resource Centre

The Rainbow Resource Centre offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

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Safe Sport Tips for Athletes

A guide for athletes on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in their relationship with their coach

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Safe Sport Tips for Coaches

A guide for coaches on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in their relationship with their athletes

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Prevention

Sport organizations have a responsibility and obligation to protect the safety and physical and mental well-being of every individual involved in its community. Sport organizations need to take any situation involving misconduct or maltreatment very seriously. 

Respect in Sport

Sport Manitoba believes in being proactive, ensuring sport in our province is welcoming to all participants. Respect in Sport helps us promote these values through a simple and convenient online training course for coaches and sport leaders.

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Find a Quality Sport Program

Keep kids confident, developing skills, and enjoying their sport or physical activity. Learn how to recognize a quality sport program.

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Safe Sport Policies

Download and review Sport Manitoba's Safe Sport policies and templates so every sport organization can be equipped with the tools to welcome all athletes to their sport and keep those athletes safe.

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Responsible Coaching Movement

The RCM consists of three pillars: the Rule of Two, background screening, and ethics training for coaches. They also provide resources and processes to follow for sport to be safe, smart, and secure for all.

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Rule of Two

The Rule of Two is just one pillar of the Responsible Coaching Movement but is a simple way to ensure all interactions are open, observable, and justifiable. Check with your sport organization as to how the Rule of Two is enforced and see this infographic for more information.

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Action

In Manitoba, it is everyone’s legal obligation to report suspected child abuse. If, in your honest judgment, you believe that a child may not be safe, you are legally required to report it. 

Please note the difference between reporting maltreatment and reporting a dispute.

Safe Sport Line

Call our confidential help line at 1-833-656-SAFE (7233) if you're experiencing or witnessing any misconduct in sport, including bullying, harassment, hazing, or abuse. Sport participants have the right to experience a safe and welcoming sport environment.

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Submit a General Dispute

Sport participants who have a challenge or disagreement with a PSO's policy application, decision-making, or unresolved issue can submit this matter to use a third party to problem-solve or settle disputes.

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Discipline and Complaints Policy

Review this policy for guidelines for submitting disputes.

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Sport Law


Sport Law has been providing strategic, legal, and leadership services to sport organizations at the community, provincial/territorial, and national level since 1992. Now, in partnership with Sport Manitoba, they are creating a more holistic path forward to ensure a safe, welcoming, and positive sport experience for all participants.

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