Safe Sport

Abuse Free Sport Resources - Updated July 2020

Sport helps millions of Canadians across the country make new friends, stay physically and mentally fit, and express themselves. There is absolutely no place in sport for harassment, abuse and discrimination.

That is why the Government of Canada is putting in place a series of measures that will help keep athletes and youth in sport safe and free to enjoy it to its fullest.

March 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced two new important initiatives to address harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport:

  • An investigation unit for national sport organizations, multisport service organizations and Canadian sport centres to call in to have access to independent investigators for alleged incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination; and

  • An investigation unit for national sport organizations, multisport service organizations and Canadian sport centres to call in to have access to independent investigators for alleged incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination; and

The third-party Investigation Unit has been set up through the established Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), an independent centre that serves members of the national sport community in helping resolve sport disputes.

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society Statement on Inclusion

Inclusion is at the very heart of who we are. We are dedicated too. 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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