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.
Welcome to Abuse-Free Sport!
Education Accreditation Program
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:
Abuse-Free Sport 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).