Our commitment to safe sport

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a safe sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals, and is free from all forms of maltreatment.

A fair and safe sport system

As part of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s (Sports Hall) commitment to Safe Sport and inclusion, our youth education program delivery staff have completed Commit to Kids training through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

The Sports Hall values fair, safe, open, and inclusive sport for all.  To this end, in partnership with viaSport British Columbia, we promote and activate initiatives with and for our teammates and program participants.

How to report maltreatment

If you are aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment, discrimination, bullying, or maltreatment, you have options to access advice, guidance, and resources:

Canadian Sport Helpline

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)

VictimsLinkBC: a toll-free, confidential, multi-lingual telephone and online service available across BC 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: the Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidences.

Additional information and resources

viaSport British Columbia is commited to supporting sport organizations in creating sport environments that are free from all forms of harm: physical, mental, emotional, and psychological. viaSport’s approach to Safe Sport encompasses injury prevention, concussion management, protection from maltreatment, and mental health.

To learn more, please click on the links below: