Together, we can make sport safe for everyone
Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility.
Canoe Kayak Canada SAFE SPORT has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the organization, its members and its participants. CKC takes any situation involving misconduct very seriously. CKC and its Members (defined as Divisions, Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, Discipline-Specific Provincial/Territorial Organizations, and Clubs) are collectively committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and consistent policies and processes for addressing misconduct.
Board Members & Volunteers
Board Members must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years or older.
Board Members must complete the CAC Safe Sport Training and/or Respect in Sport - Activity Leaders Training.
Volunteers must go through the Safe Sport Screening Process in Appendix A to determine the requirements for the position they are holding. As a club please ensure you have on file the Application Form Appendix B and/or Screening Disclosure Form Appendix C.
Coach & Instructor
Criminal Record Checks All coaches and instructors must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years and older.
NCCP Certification Coaches/instructors must be certified under the National Coaching Certification Program where programming is available.
Code of Conduct Adherence to the Safe Sport approved GERCKC Code of Conduct
Safe Sport or Respect In Sport. There are two options for training. CAC Safe Sport Training and/or Respect in Sport - Activity Leaders Training for level 2 and 3 risk levels, and the recommended completion of this training for level 1 risk levels. Making Ethical Decisions Coaches and Instructors are also required to complete Making Ethical Decisions.
Officials / Referee
All Officials must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years and older.
CAC Safe Sport Training and/or Respect in Sport - Activity Leaders Training for level 2 and 3 risk levels, and the recommended completion of this training for level 1 risk levels.
Respective Officiating Level I, II, III courses
Board Members, Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers Safe Sport and Screening
Must pass certain screening requirements depending on the position sought, as outlined in the Screening Policy, and that the Screening Committee will determine my eligibility to volunteer or work in the position.
Safe Sport and Screening
EVERYBODY (board members, coaches, officials, & volunteers):
1. Criminal Record Check: Every five years for 19 years or older.
2. Complete a Safe Sport Course (you will get an NCCP code and a Respect in Sport code): https://safesport.coach.ca/participants-training
3. Get a reference letter related to your position *new people only
4. Making Ethical Decisions Course (*coaches only): https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions
**EVERBODY LAST STEP!
Go to CKC Screening System https://ckcmember.ca/Identity/Account/Register?ReturnUrl=%2FRegistrations%2FCreate%3FconfigId%3D852
Have copies ready to upload of:
1- Reference letter to upload - one if new person, two if senior coach
2- NCCP Code and Respect in Sport code - this is given at completion of SafeSport course (for everyone) and Making Ethical Decisions course (for coaches)
Once you receive confirmation by email from CKC that you have been approved, please forward this confirmation to: [email protected]
Sport Help Line
Sport Help Line for all athletes: To ensure Canadian sport participants of all levels compete in a safe and welcoming environment. Are you aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment, discrimination or bullying? Do you have questions and/or concerns regarding this incident? This line is here to provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately.
Looking for Tools to facilitate a safe culture in sport?
Safe Sport Screening Matrix
Background screening matrix for Board Members, Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers
SAFE SPORT TRAINING
By completing the Safe Sport Training e-module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to create healthy and safe environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.
Target Audience: Coaches, administrators