SAFE SPORT

Commitment to Safe Sport

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 an accredited Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) by viaSport, Cycling BC acknowledges and adheres to the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC).

To help ensure that participants in our sport are free of harassment, abuse, and discrimination. Cycling BC has committed to the Coaching Association of Canada’s Responsible Coaching Movement and has taken a pledge to implement policies and processes that adhere to three key areas of focus,

  1. The Rule of Two
  2. Background Screening (including Criminal Record Checks); and
  3. Respect and Ethics Training

In addition, as part of Cycling BC’s commitment to Safe Sport, our staff and board have completed or have committed to completing Commit to Kids training.

How to Report Maltreatment

If you are aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment or discrimination in sport and have questions/concerns about the incident, please contact the following third-party resources for help.

  • Canadian Sport Helpline – A national toll-free confidential helpline for victims and witnesses of harassment, abuse, and discrimination in sport where victims can speak in confidence to a neutral third-party to report concerns and get help. The helpline is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), seven days a week at 1-888-83-SPORT (77678) or by email at [email protected].
  • The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) Investigation Unit – To ensure complaints are handled in an unbiased manner and are given all the attention they deserve, The SDRCC acts as a third-party that serves members of the national sport community in helping resolve disputes and ensures that sport organizations are not investigating their own members.

Government of B.C. 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.

The Child, Family and Community Services Act requires that if you have reason to believe that a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, and that the parent is unwilling or unable to protect the child or youth, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1-800-663-9122 at any time of the day or night. The person who answers will make sure your concerns are directed to the right place.

Reporting to Cycling BC:

Any Cycling BC Member may report to the Cycling BC Head Office any complaint of an infraction by a Member. Such a complaint must be signed and in writing and must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the alleged incident. You can report any complaints to Cycling BC at [email protected]

Keeping Sport Safe

Cycling BC has adopted several policies aimed at addressing the maltreatment of individuals in sport. These policies align with national and provincial policies including the BC Universal Code of Conduct.