About Safety in Sport
Prioritizing Safety in Sport
Whistler Sport Legacies is committed to creating a sport environment that is safe, accessible and inclusive, and free of abuse, harassment, discrimination and all forms of maltreatment. To us, safety goes beyond injury prevention and is a commitment from everyone involved to make sport better through equality, respect, and inclusion.
As part of Whistler Sport Legacies' commitment to Safety in Sport, our sport staff complete necessary training in ethics, safe sport and/or the prevention of child abuse such as the Commit to Kids training, and undergo appropriate background screening and criminal record checks.
PlaySafe BC Objectives
The PlaySafe BC program empowers individuals and communities to identify and report questionable behaviour. It gives sport organizations the resources to advocate for sport safety and encourages everyone across amateur sport to enable and promote acceptable behaviour.
PlaySafe BC Tools for Sport Organizations
- Using the Flag Tool to check and (if required) address behavioural issues
- Organizational safety in sport through Commit to Kids
- Complaint management and mediation resources
- Conflict management and communication training
- Community Safe Sport Summit insights for coaches and clubs
How to Report Maltreatment
Related to Whistler Sport Legacies' Operations/Programs
To report a Safety in Sport Violation related to Whistler Sport Legacies’ operations/programs, please complete this form. The information provided will be delivered and reviewed by WSL's Senior Manager, Safety and Compliance, in accordance with our Safe Sport Reporting and Investigation Procedure. All information will be treated as confidential and stored for the sole purpose of investigating the incident in question.
General Maltreatment Reporting
- Contact the National Sport Helpline to share your concerns and to be referred to the appropriate resources. The national toll-free sport helpline offers assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse, bullying or discrimination.
Call 1-888-83SPORT (77678), available 7 days a week from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (ET)
- If you think anyone has been harmed, regardless of age, please report to the Police or RCMP.
- If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Child protection services in BC can be reached at 1-800-663-9122 (any time of the day or night).
- Find out if a behaviour crossed the line and get guidance on how to respond with viaSport's Flag Tool for Sport
- Whistler Sport Legacies:
- Online training: Commit to Kids for Coaches
- Training: Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program
- Coaching Association of Canada (CAC): Safe Sport Training module
- Coaching Association of Canada (CAC): Make Ethical Decisions module
- Resources on the Rule of Two and the Responsible Coaching Movement
- viaSport resources: Addressing Maltreatment
- National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP): Code of Ethics
Province of B.C. Resources
- B.C. Helpline for Children: a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to talk to someone, 310-1234 (no area code required)
- VictimLinkBC: a toll-free, confidential, multilingual phone 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 incidences