Sport Safety
Education & Prevention

Educationand prevention are at the core of SSA’s efforts to promote sport safety. There are numerous programs, movements and initiatives that individuals and clubs mayjoin to communicate their commitment to positive sport experiences and to educate their members

Responsible Coaching Movement

SSA has taken the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge committing to implement policies that support consistent use of the ‘Rule of Two,’ Background Screening and Ethics Training.
All Clubs and affiliated organizations are strongly encouraged to complete the pledge. For more information about the Responsible Coaching Movement, to access resources and to make a pledge, please visit:

True Sport

True Sport is a movement which promotes a safe sport environment based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion, and fun and the promotion of the seven True Sport principles of
GO FOR IT – Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Discover how good you can be.

PLAY FAIR – Play honestly – obey both the letter and spirit of the rules. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

RESPECT OTHERS – Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

KEEP IT FUN – Find the joy of sport. Keep a positive attitude both on and off the field.

STAY HEALTHY – Place physical and mental health above all other considerations – avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

INCLUDE EVERYONE – Share sport with others. Ensure everyone has a place to play.

GIVE BACK – Find ways to show your appreciation forthe community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. 

As an organization, SSA is committed to living the values of True Sport and promoting the True Sport Principles and expects all Individuals participating in SSA activity to do the same. We encourage clubs to access the resources and show their commitment by proudly displaying True Sport Lives Here on materials and clothing.

Online Education and Resources

There are many excellent online learning opportunities that you can take to learn about creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants and the role you can play. Listed below are just some of the opportunities available

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
      *  Resources
      *  Commit to Kids Training

Coaching Association of Canada
      *  eLearning modules  
      *  Mental Health Hub      
      *  Safe Sport Training and Resources

Respect in Sport Modules through Speed Skating Canada

Olympic Athlete 365
      *  SafeguardingAthletes from Harassment and Abuse

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity training is crucial to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all participants, where everyone feels welcome and respected.

The Coaching Association of Canada offers educational programs about Women in Coaching, Indigenous Coaching, LGBTQ+ Athletes and Coaches, Coaching Athletes with Disabilities, Coaching Masters Athletes and Anti-Racism in Coaching.
CAC - Diversity and Inclusion

Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Resources

SIRS - Gender Resources Gender Equity LensKeeping Girls in Sport Egale: LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion ToolkitviaSport British Columbia - LGBTQI2SYou Can Play - LGBTQI2S Resources

BIPOC Inclusion Resources

SIRC - Anti-Racism ResourcesAboriginal Sport CircleAboriginal Sport Circle - Aboriginal Coaching ProgramWe Are Sport - Conversations with BIPOC Leaders in SportTeam Canada - National Indigenous Peoples Day Resources

Resources for Athletes with Disabilities

Special Olympics Canada - Language Guide