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Education is, without a doubt, the cornerstone of curbing abuse and harassment in sport. Prior to 2020, a number of organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Respect Group, had already developed and delivered education programs to assist child-serving organizations in the prevention of sexual abuse.

Mandatory Training at the National Level

As per Sport Canada’s funding expectations, federally-funded sport organizations have the obligation to ensure that, prior to April 1, 2021, all their members complete Safe Sport Training or a recognized equivalent. For now, there are two programs that meet the Sport Canada standards:

Coaching Association of Canada (CAC):

Safe Sport Training


Respect Group:

Respect in Sport Training