Ringette BC is committed to fostering a culture of a safe and inclusive sport environment. This will be achieved through proactive policy development, the updating of existing policies/guidelines along with professional development initiatives and the adoption of best sport practices. Ringette BC is committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of maltreatment.
Ringette BC will uphold all language contained in the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC).
The Responsible Coaching Movement
The Responsible Coaching Movement is a system-wide movement that is being led and coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The Responsible Coaching Movement is a call to action for all Parents, Club Associations, Sports Organizations and Coaches to implement realistic change to ensure the health and safety of athletes is maintained on and off the ice, field or pool.
RINGETTE BC took the pledge and you can too!
Take the Pledge today: TAKE THE PLEDGE
To find out more about the Responsible Coaching Movement visit the Coaching Association of Canada’s Webpage: Responsible Coaching Movement
Respect in Sport
For Coaches and Activity Leaders
To learn more about the Respect Group visit their website
Ringette BC and Ringette Canada recognize Respect in Sport as one of the education modules for coaches and leaders in ringette on understanding safe sport practices and initiatives.
To learn more about the Respect Group visit their website.
In addition to the Coach and Activity Leader Education Respect Group offers a Parent program:
Safe Sport Training
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) has released their Safe Sport Training module. The Safe Sport Training is FREE and includes modules for:
- Decision -Makers
The course covers the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent Abuse and Maltreatment in Sport. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
To complete the training visit the Safe Sport Training page with CAC.
Commit to Kids
Commit to Kids is a national organization that seeks to prevent and end child abuse and exploitation. Commit to Kids safe sport training seeks to educate coaches, parents and decision -makers on the best ways to prevent and protect children from abuse.
To learn more visit the Commit to Kids Safe Sport website.
viaSport commitment to safe sport
“In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport (MTACS), viaSport’s mission is to ensure that all British Columbians have the opportunity to participate in sport and reach their full potential. For this to be a reality, all sport organizations have the ongoing responsibility to work collectively toward creating a safe sport culture prioritizing experiences that are positive, inclusive and physically, emotionally, and mentally free from harm, at every level of sport within the province.”
Canadian Sport Helpline
Introduced in 2019 to help support athletes and other sport participants who are experiencing abuse in sport. The Helpline is completely anonymous and available to everyone across Canada.
Access the helpline toll free from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), seven days a week by telephone, text, live chat or email in both official languages.
- Visit: abuse-free-sport.ca
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call or text: 1-888-83SPORT (1-888-837-7676)
The Canadian Sport Helpline is funded by Government of Canada.
Safe Sport Reporting or Inquiries
If you or someone you know has not felt safe while participating in ringette or ringette related activities, and would like to report a potential incident to Ringette BC, please contact our Executive Director, Matt Doherty at email@example.com.
Province of BC Resources
• B.C. Helpline for Children – a confidential toll-free phone line for children and youth wanting to
talk to someone – is 310-1234 (no area code required).
• VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone and online service available
across B.C. 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: Anti-Racism Network provides information about how to report incidences of
racism and hate crimes if you are a victim or witness such incidences.
Ringette BC Safe Sport Policies
Ringette BC Codes of Conduct
Ringette BC requires all coaches, athletes, referees, volunteers, parents and spectators sign applicable Codes of Conduct.
To view all Ringette BC Codes of Conduct click here.