Welcome to Abuse-Free Sport!

Welcome to Abuse-Free Sport!

New - An Introduction to the UCCMS

New - An Introduction to the UCCMS

This interactive resource introduces some core concepts of the UCCMS.
Explore the resource here
Education Accreditation Program

Education Accreditation Program

Deadline to submit an application for this review cycle: May 1, 2024
Call for applications 2024
Education Library

Education Library

A searchable database of accredited safe sport education programs and trainings.
More information here

New - An Introduction to the UCCMS

This interactive resource introduces some core concepts of the UCCMS. Explore the resource here

Deadline to submit an application for this review cycle: May 1, 2024

Education Library

A searchable database of accredited safe sport education programs and trainings. More information here

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Abuse-Free Sport is Canada’s independent system for preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport. Our ultimate goal is to work with others throughout the Canadian sport system to ensure that every participant – no matter the sport, the level, or the role – has a safe, positive and enriching experience. Changing the culture of sport in Canada is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse-Free Sport provides access to a wide range of resources, all of it available in English and French, including:

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Abuse-Free Sport Helpline

The Helpline is a listening and referral service that aims to encourage people to speak openly and to validate their concerns regarding situations they feel are unacceptable. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and independent, offered in both official languages. You can reach us by phone, text or email.

Helpline

Abuse-Free Sport Research Grant Program

A research grant program exists to increase our understanding of the behaviours we are seeking to reinforce or prevent, and to evaluate the impact of our programs and initiatives.

Call for Proposals 2023

Abuse-Free Sport Education Library

The Abuse-Free Sport Education Library features accredited education and trainings. Through the library, anyone, at any level of Canadian sport can identify education and trainings that best suit the needs of their community.

Library

Abuse-Free Sport Education Accreditation Program

The accreditation program provides the Canadian sport community with access to accredited education programs and trainings that meet strict national standards and are aligned with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

Accreditation Program

Legal Aid Program

Under certain admissibility conditions, this program will give access to a pool of specialized lawyers who offer legal advice and assistance to help parties navigate the complaint process.

Legal Aid

Mental Health Services

Eligible individuals have access to a suite of services through the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS). Even before filing a complaint, they could be referred to psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, mental performance consultants, psychiatrists, and physicians.

Mental Health

Policy Support

Assistance will be provided to signatories with any review required to their policies in order to integrate the system. It will help build capacity of the sport community at large, by providing tools, resources and publications, including model rules and policies.

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The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) serves as the central hub within Abuse-Free Sport. It operates independently to administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). The OSIC oversees a complaint intake process, conducts preliminary assessments and commissions independent investigations, when warranted, maintains a database of imposed sanctions; and monitors compliance by sporting organizations and issues reports as required.

 

REPORT AN INCIDENT

The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) receives complaints/reports about alleged violations of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

LEARN MORE HERE

 

Abuse-Free Sport publishes first Sport Environment Assessment report

June 6 2024
MONTREAL, QC – Abuse-Free Sport announces the publication of its first Sport Environment Assessment report. A Sport Environment Assessment (SEA) serves to address and prevent systemic issues[...]

Abuse-Free Sport unveils 2023-2024 research grant recipients

May 24 2024
MONTREAL, QC – Following a successful first year that saw nine projects financed, the Abuse-Free Sport Research Grant Program (Program) is proud to announce the 2023-2024 grant recipients. A[...]

Abuse-Free Sport launches public registry

March 28 2024
MONTREAL, QC – The Abuse-Free Sport Registry, a key component of the enforcement of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), is now live and available to[...]
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