When: May 4th, 2024
Where: Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Sport Manitoba is proud to host our first Safe Sport Summit! Titled Building a Safer and Stronger Sport Culture, the 2024 Sport Manitoba Summit will bring together sport administrators, coaches, parents, officials, athletes, and volunteers from across all sports in Manitoba. The event will include professional development opportunities, presentations, engagement activities, and resources that will assist all stakeholders in establishing a safe and sustainable sport culture. 

The Summit is an opportunity for all participants to learn from others, discuss current topics, and ensure that leaders in the province’s sport system have the knowledge and the tools to provide quality sport experiences to all Manitobans. 

Registration is completely free and food/beverages will be provided both days.

Friday Agenda

Friday evening’s agenda includes an address from Manitoba’s Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, Glen Simard, and our keynote address from Allison Forsyth.

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Cost: Free


About Our Keynote Speaker, Allison Forsyth

Generation Safe founder, Allison Forsyth, is the leader in ground-breaking education and awareness in the Canadian safe sport landscape. Allison’s ‘real-talk’ educational approach has resonated with over 50 sport organizations and thousands of people nationwide.

Recently recognized in the ‘Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada in 2023’, Allison’s guiding principles have been instrumental in helping organizations turn their safe sport policies into practice. Allison previously co-founded ITP Sport, Canada’s only full-service safe sport programming and consulting agency.

The 2-time Olympian and 8-time National Champion (alpine skiing) offers a unique and critical perspective as a survivor of sexual abuse in the sport system. Recently having taken a role with Canada Soccer as their Safe Sport Officer, Allison will serve to ensure a trauma-informed systemic implementation of safe sport practices and procedures from the national to grassroots level.

Saturday Agenda

Saturday’s speakers cover a variety of topics and allow everyone to learn about the value of safe sport.

Date: May 4, 2024

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Cost: Free

Safe Sport Webinars

Can’t make it to the Safe Sport Summit? Attend our webinar series! Allison Forsyth is presenting three different tailored webinars for Maitoaba’s sport community as follows:

  • Apr. 10 – Provincial and Community Sport Organizations
  • Apr. 17 – Coaches and Officials
  • Apr. 24 – Athletes and Parents

Registration is free, join us and learn about safe sport!