Safe Sport

The Steadward Centre believes that everyone in sport has the right to enjoy sport at whatever level or position they participate. Athletes, coaches, officials, classifiers and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

The Steadward Centre believes the welfare of everyone involved in sport is a foremost consideration and, in particular, the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual and member in the Para sport community.

The Steadward Centre is developing a Safe Sport framework that will put into place processes, procedures and policies to help create a safe environment for all participants.

Athlete Code of Conduct


U of A Incident Report Form »

The Canadian Sport Helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline, funded by the Government of Canada, is a listening and referral service monitored by live operators from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, seven days a week. Users will have a choice of communicating via a toll-free phone line, email, text or live chat in the official language of their choice.

This professional listening and referral service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, by phone or text at 1-888-83SPORT (77678), and by email at

The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.


Respect in Sport

Respect Group’s passion is to create a global culture of respect and the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). 

Making Headway

Concussions can happen to anyone taking part in sport and recreation, and can sometimes have serious consequences. Coaches at every level must be able to identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion and know what to do when they suspect a participant has suffered one.

Safe Sport Training

The Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment.

Rule of Two

“The Rule of Two states that there will always be two screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation.”

Learn more about the Rule of Two »