SAFE SPORT

Squash Canada Safe Sport Overview

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

Squash Canada believes the welfare of everyone involved in the sport is a foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual, member and organization in the squash community.

Safe Sport Operational Statement

The Squash Canada safe sport program includes three key areas: education, prevention and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures. The goal is to ensure that all participants in Squash Canada activity, at all levels, have the resources to provide and access a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environment.

Safe Sport Framework

Safe Sport Officer

Brian Ward: safesport@squash.ca

You may contact the Independent Safe Sport Official at safesport@squash.ca. This person is an independent third party who will guide you through the complaints process and/or explore other options.  This Independent Official is empowered to supersede Squash Canada staff and launch appropriate policies as required based on evidence or a situation reported.  Your contact with the Safe Sport Official is confidential, subject to certain legal limits.

For general disputes, you are encouraged to try to resolve your situation with the appropriate jurisdiction, be it club or provincial level before contacting Squash Canada.

 

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

 

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