Abuse-Free Sport releases second Sport Environment Assessment report 

Abuse-Free Sport releases second Sport Environment Assessment report

July 3 2024

MONTREAL, QC – Abuse-Free Sport announces the publication of the Sport Environment Assessment Phase 1 report involving Hockey Canada. As per policy, the organization was informed of the Sport Environment Assessment (SEA), was updated on its progress, and received advance notice of the upcoming publication of the report. Phase 2 of the SEA is underway.

A SEA serves to address and prevent systemic issues related to maltreatment, discrimination and other prohibited behaviours under the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport. Its objective is to understand an alleged problem and its root causes and identify possible solutions, all with the goal of improving the sport environment for both current and future participants.

The SEA process and published report serve as a learning opportunity not only for the concerned organization, but for the entire sport community, in crafting and improving their safe sport policies and practices.

For more information regarding SEAs, please visit the Sport Environment Assessment section of the OSIC website.

Read the reports via the OSIC Sport Environment Assessment Index.


About Abuse-Free Sport

Abuse-Free Sport is an independent program responsible for upholding and administering the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). Abuse-Free Sport seeks to influence a positive shift in Canada’s sport culture and to foster safe, inclusive and welcoming sport participation through a variety of prevention, response and engagement initiatives. The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) operates as an independent division of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) to administer the UCCMS as part of the Abuse-Free Sport program. abuse-free-sport.ca


The SDRCC is a not-for-profit corporation created by federal legislation and funded by the Government of Canada. The mission of the SDRCC is to provide the sport community with a national alternative dispute resolution service and strengthen the culture of fairness in Canadian sport by resolving disputes quickly and efficiently and to provide expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution. The SDRCC is also mandated by the Government of Canada to implement an independent safe sport mechanism at the national level. crdsc-sdrcc.ca

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For more information about Sport Environment Assessments and their process, please contact:

Jennifer Monk