Take Safe Sport Training

Safe, inclusive sport environments help make sport rewarding and enriching for all. Safe Sport Training gives you the knowledge and skills to create those environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport. 

If you have been asked to complete the Coaching Association of Canada’s Safe Sport Training, you will find the information you need about what’s involved and how to begin. Our Training is available free of charge through our online portal, the Locker.

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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Who’s required to take safe sport training?

As of April 1, 2020, all Sport Canada-funded organizations are mandated to have training in safe sport available to everyone under their immediate authority including:

​​​Decision-makers, including

  • Senior staff
  • High-performance directors
  • Case managers
  • Adjudicators
  • Investigators
  • Operational board members

Those with direct athlete contact, including 

  • National team athletes
  • Parents of junior athletes
  • Coaches
  • High-performance staff,
  • National Training Centre staff
  • Nationally appointed coach developers
  • Integrated support team personnel (mental, strength and conditioning, nutrition, physio, massage, etc.)
  • Contractors
  • Officials

Those with no direct athlete contact, including 

  • Organizing committee members
  • Administration/finance staff
  • Governance committee members
  • Judicial boards
  • Governance board members
  • Event volunteers
  • Office staff

Your sport organization may have also requested that you complete this training to comply with its own policies. Check with your organization to confirm.

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What are the benefits?

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

  • A complete 90-minute program of safe sport training at no cost 
  • eLearning 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
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How do I access the CAC Training?

To get started, login to your Locker account and select Safe Sport Training.

If you don’t already have a Locker account, it’s easy to register:

  1. Go to the Locker and click “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!”
  2. Review and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  3. Click the “I want to create a Locker account box, fill in the required fields and click “Register”.
  4. Follow the instructions in the verification email you receive.