OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFE SPORT
Cycling Canada is committed to providing our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers with a safe and inclusive environment that fosters and preserves a positive, healthy, and enjoyable experience for all individuals. We embrace our responsibility to cultivate an environment that is free from abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we encourage individuals to feel empowered and comfortable reporting any behaviour that breaches Cycling Canada’s Code of Conduct.
Safe Sport Framework
Cycling Canada is developing a Safe Sport Framework founded upon policy, education, and advocacy initiatives to further strengthen the administration and delivery of our programs, events and services.
A comprehensive set of principles that establish expected behaviour, guide decision-making, and promote accountability for all individuals associated with Cycling Canada. Click here to view our organizational policies.
Activities that enhance knowledge, develop reasoning and judgement, as well as foster positive interactions and practices in the community.
Initiatives that create awareness, inspire, and actively promote Cycling Canada’s Safe Sport principles in all local, national, and international activities.
Safe Sport Officer
As part of this commitment to Safe Sport, Cycling Canada has selected W&W Dispute Resolution Services Inc. as our independent, third-party contact (Safe Sport Officer) who is empowered to supersede Cycling Canada staff and launch appropriate investigations as required based on policies, evidence or a situation reported. The independent Safe Sport Officer has significant experience dealing with sport disputes and concerns.
For Provincial Team activity or club related concerns/complaints, we encourage individuals to contact their Provincial Cycling Organization directly. Situations involving forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing, or harassment should be reported immediately.
For concerns/complaints related to National Team and Cycling Canada events/activities, we encourage individuals to complete the following Complaint Submission Form to the best of their ability and submit to our independent, third-party contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaint Submission Form
For Safe Sport inquiries or concerns related to policy and/or procedures, please contact us at email@example.com
For Safe Sport questions with regards to our educational program or general information, please contact Cycling Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Sport Helpline
An independent helpline has been set up with the support of Sport Canada and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Anyone with a concern, who is not comfortable reaching out to Cycling Canada’s appointed independent Safe Sport Officer, should feel comfortable reaching out to this free and confidential service as well. Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at; abuse-free-sport.ca. The abuse free sport phone and texting line is accessible at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time.