Overview 

Quality sport experiences have a positive impact on physical and mental health.

Negative experiences with sport can be harmful and discourage individuals from participating.

PacificSport works with all our partners to raise awareness and address issues that adversely affect the well-being of participants in sport and recreation.


Statement of Commitment 

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of maltreatment. 

PacificSport Okanagan has made the commitment to Safe Sport by requiring all of our staff and board to complete Commit to Kids training with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. 

PacificSport Okanagan accepts all language contained in the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC). A copy of the code is hosted here: B.C. Universal Code of Conduct

PacificSport Okanagan Code of Conduct and Complaint Procedures

In addition to accepting all language, concepts and derivatives contained in the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct, PacificSport Okanagan has a Code of Conduct and Complaint Process in their organizational Policies and Procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found in full in this document, and inquiries or submissions may be made to the Executive Director (Shaunna Taylor) or anonymously to this address. More detail can be found in the Policy Document found here: 


PacificSport Okanagan Screening and Staff Education Commitment

- Background (References) and Criminal Record Checks are conducted on all new hires, and criminal record checks are also required for temporary seasonal staff (such as summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs program).

- Training and Certificates of Completion are mandatory for all Staff and Board Members through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Commit to Kids)

- Training and Certificates of Completion for Respect in Sport are mandatory for all Staff/NCCP Facilitators (Coach Trainers)

- Training and Professional Development points are required for staff (including summer staff) seasonally through ISPARC BC and the Aboriginal Coaching Module (Anti-Racism Training) *Due to COVID-19 and the program being on hiatus pending safe delivery, we were unable to offer training in 2020-21.

- Special Topics Training: Select staff has also completed additional training in cultural safety through Sanyas, as well as additional Ethics and Sport Safety Training (Concussion Training and Prevention)


Online Training Resouces 

 Commit to Kids

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

CAC Safe Sport Training

Link to resources on the Rule of Two viaSport: https://www.viasport.ca/addressing-maltreatment

 

Safety and Reporting Resources 

National Sport Helpline

B.C. Helpline for Children – a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to talk to someone – is 310-1234 (no area code required). ·

VictimLinkBC - is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone and online service available across B.C. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

Resilience BC: Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidence