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Field Hockey Canada Safe Sport Overview

Field Hockey Canada believes that everyone in the sport has the right to enjoy the sport at whatever level or position they participate. Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

Field Hockey Canada – Safe Sport Pledge

Field Hockey Canada believes the welfare of everyone involved in the sport is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual, member and special interest group in the field hockey community.  We are committed to being a leader in providing safe, healthy and inclusive environments for all participants, at all levels of the game.

Field Hockey Canada congratulates the Office of Sport Integrity Commissioner’s (OSIC) official launch. We look forward to continuing our collaborative discussions with the SDRCC to finalize our Program Agreement to become signatories to the new independent safe sport mechanism. FHC has already made our pledge to the SDRCC earlier this year. In building our safe sport resources, reporting structure and the policies to govern this over the past 18 months, FHC has already adopted and continues to ensure adherence to the Universal Code of Conduct to Address and Prevent Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). Field Hockey Canada will continue to keep our members informed as we move through the process of finalizing and signing our agreement.

Defining Safe Sport

SAFE SPORT refers to the process and measures implemented to protect and effectively care for the health, well-being, and human rights of all participants in the Field Hockey Canada community.

Health, well-being, and human rights could include the following topics:

  • Gender Equity
  • Diversity
  • Trans Athletes and LGBTQI2S Communities
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Persons with Special Abilities
  • Injury Prevention and Return to Play
  • Concussion Protocols
  • Eating Disorders / Body Positive
  • Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention
  • Anti-Doping
  • Mental Wellness
  • Psychological Safety
  • Respectful Environments
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Fitness and Activity
  • And More!

Please visit our Safe Sport pages by clicking on the links below.

SafeSport - Resources

SafeSport - Policy

SafeSport - TrueSport