On Supporting Safe Sport & the Universal Code 



Why Is Safe Sport Training So Important?



Maltreatment can harm athletes and other sport participants in many ways: physically, emotionally and mentally. Safe sport training that aligns with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport helps organizations, coaches and others create sporting environments that are safe for everyone.

It is evident that there is a need for Safe Sport training across the provinces for Athletic Therapists. Click here to see why this training is so important.



What will you learn?



Acknowledgement: 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. 

Awareness: Learn about the various types of maltreatment, the conditions that enable them, and how to recognize signs that they may be happening.

Action: Find out what to do if you suspect maltreatment, and how you can create a culture that protects all participants.

Source: Coaches Canada 



Safe Sport Initiative 

  • Safe Sport is a global initiative calling all of Canada. 

    The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport calls for all sporting environments to be free from physical, sexual and psychological abuse. The Safe Sport Training module aligns with those values. It equips coaches, administrators, Athletic Therapists and others to make decisions that promote athletes’ physical and mental wellbeing and empowers sporting organizations to foster a culture that contributes to athlete success.


  • Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. The Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment. The OATA is pleased to announce its commitment that all Ontario Athletic Therapists will take Safe Sport Training and abide by the Code of Conduct.

    Together, we can make sport safe for everyone.


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