Safe Sport

Our Safe Sport Commitment

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of Maltreatment. As part of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society’s commitment to Safe Sport our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training. BCWBS is committed to a sport environment free from abuse and haszero tolerance for any type of abuse. BCWBS accepts all language contained in the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC). Click for a copy of the code.

  • How to report maltreatment:

    If you have any concerns regardingthe welfare of a child, youth, or any participant in our BC Wheelchair Basketball community, please report your concerns to: Sian Blyth, Executive Director, sian@bcwbs.ca, Phone: 604333 3531

  • OR and in addition to:

    Canadian Sport Helpline The helpline will provide you withadvice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.1-888-837-7678 or info@abuse-free-sport.ca or http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en

Other helpful resources :
BC 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 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. 1-800-563-0808.

Rule of Two https://coach.ca/three-steps-responsible-coaching

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society Statement on Inclusion

Inclusion is at the very heart of who we are. We are dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, diverse and inclusive sport environment for everyone. We strive to do this in an environment that condemns prejudice, discrimination, racism and hatred.

Our VisionEveryone has the opportunity to be included in wheelchair basketball.

Our Mission
To provide experiences that inspire inclusion, participation and excellence through wheelchair basketball.

Our Values

  • Participating in wheelchair. basketball enriches people's lives;

  • Wheelchair basketball is a vehicle for social change through public awareness;

  • Inclusion within the sport system is fundamental in achieving equity and access;

  • In targeting our efforts towards individuals with physical disabilities while supporting the integration of the able-bodied participant;

  • In valuing our members by acknowledging their efforts. and celebrating their achievements;

  • In conducting ourselves with the highest moral and ethical standards;

  • In the value of excellence.

We have a role to play. and are committed to supporting change and ensuring that equality is at the forefront of our environments.

BCWBS is, and always has been, committed to listening, educating, engaging and acting in a respectful, and meaningful way to these relevant conversations.

We pledge to uphold our Vision and our Mission and we will work diligently to put these learnings into action to guide our organization to make it stronger.

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