The Field Hockey Canada safe sport program will focus on four key areas: education, prevention, policy and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures. The goal is to ensure that all members and participants of Field Hockey Canada, at all levels, have the resources to provide and access a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environment.
Field Hockey Canada has made our pledge to the SDRCC in early 2023. 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 is a program signatory of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) and committed to Abuse Free Sport.
The OSIC is responsible for the administration of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) with respect to Program Signatories which includes Field Hockey Canada. The following OSIC links & resources may be helpful in addressing your inquiry:
If you wish to speak to someone about your experience and/or regarding resources that maybe available to you, Canadian Sport Helpline operators have expertise in counselling, psychology and sport. They are available to hear your concerns, help you understand your options, and connect you with resources based on your needs.
You can access the Helpline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone or text message at 1-888-837-7678.
Abuse-Free Sport an independent program that is part of a growing national movement to rid Canadian sport of all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse. As a Program Signatory, Field Hockey Canada is an active player in this movement. Unlike the previous approach, where each national sport organization created its own system for dealing with complaints of maltreatment, this is a centralized “one-stop shop.” It is independent and led by experts in their fields, using education and research to prevent maltreatment at all levels of sport.