Be informed: Safe Sport Training facts

Anyone involved in sport should be able to thrive and perform at their best without fear of abuse, neglect or other maltreatment. Creating safe sport environments that provide those conditions is a collective effort — one that requires proper training so people can recognize maltreatment and prevent or address it.

The Coaching Association of Canada’s Safe Sport Training was designed to meet the needs of national-level sport organizations, but its principles apply at any level of sport.

Building a Safe Sport environment together

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport.


What will I learn?

Understand that everyone has a role to play in keeping sport safe, how the misuse of power leads to maltreatment, and the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct.

Learn about the various types of maltreatment, the conditions that enable them, and how to recognize signs that they may be happening.

Find out what to do if you suspect maltreatment, and how you can create a culture that protects all participants.

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Why is Safe sport training so important?

Maltreatment can harm athletes and other sport participants in many ways: physically, emotionally and mentally. Safe sport training that aligns with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport helps organizations, coaches and others create sporting environments that are safe for everyone.

Why choose the Coaching Association of Canada’s Safe Sport Training?

With Safe Sport Training from the Coaching Association of Canada, you get:

  • A complete program of safe sport training at no cost 
  • An eLearning module that works with all computer operating systems, mobile phones, tablets and other devices
  • Training in your choice of English or French
  • Online training that’s compliant with accessibility standards
  • Professional development points for certified coaches