Julie Stevens, Editor
Centre for Sport Capacity, Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
This is an Open-Access book, free for all.
Browse the book online HERE.
Overall, it’s the most complete summary I’ve seen so far on how athletes can be better protected.
- An Athlete View of Safe Sport in Canada
- History, Governance and Human Rights Perspectives about Safe Sport
- Legal Considerations and Safe Sport
- Organizational Action and Safe Sport
- Coaches and Safe Sport
- Officials and Safe Sport
- Safe Sport and Calls for Action
It includes a number of videos. Click PLAY or watch a sample on YouTube.
I appreciate that the report does not focus exclusively on maltreatment.
- Go For It: Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be;
- Play Fair: Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair;
- Respect Others: Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace;
- Keep It Fun: Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play;
- Stay Healthy: Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you;
- Include Everyone: Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport;
- Give Back: Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.
An abridged French version of Safe Sport: Critical issues and practices has been made available and can be accessed here.