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SHRED SAFE

Overview

Canada Snowboard is committed to putting the highest priority on providing a healthy, safe, accessible and inclusive learning, training and competitive environment and experience for everyone in the Canada Snowboard Community. A place for everyone within our sport system (athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, board members and administrators) to feel they belong, are valued, and can participate in our sport with no barriers to entry. A place where their voices are heard, they have the right to choice and consent and there are people like them throughout the snowboard community. We aim to make our Snowboard community a place where every individual can turn up as their own, whole, self to whatever environment they are working, training or competing in within our Snowboard network. 

SHRED SAFE Framework Topics

The following four pillars cover the broad topics which come under the Canada Snowboard Safe Sport Framework to create safe and inclusive environments and have to be looked at through an overarching lens of how these key topics interact to build an overall healthy, safe, accessible and inclusive Snowboarding environment for all. We are committed to together being proactive in recognizing, educating and transforming our policies, procedures, best practices and overall environments in which we work, train and compete to be proactive in the creation of safe and inclusive environments for all.

SHRED SAFE Framework Foundations

The Canada Snowboard Shred Safe Framework is designed to provide safety and support resources and services to the Canada Snowboard Community through three key elements of Awareness and Advocacy, Prevention and Reporting and Resolution. All these elements are clearly supported by the strong governance, policies and procedures put in place by Canada Snowboard and implemented across the entire national Snowboard system to continue to improve our four SHRED SAFE framework topics.

“Safe Sport” - Abuse, Harassment and Anti-Bullying
Canada Snowboard stands for a safe sporting environment that is free from maltreatment of any kind and treats all complaints as very serious matters. All members of the Canada Snowboard community have access to strong resources in education and reporting and have agreed to live by the Canada Snowboard Code of Conduct and Ethics and all associated policies and procedures which relate to the organizations' commitment to Safe Sport. 

Click here to access the Canada Snowboard Safe Sport Policy Manual

Click below for quick references to the following policies / areas which are within this overarching Manual:

- Definitions

- Athlete Protection Policy

- Code of Conduct and Ethics

- Discipline and Complaints Policy

- Investigations Policy - Discrimination, Harassment, Maltreatment and Prohibited Behavior

- Dispute Resolution Policy

- Appeal Policy

- Social Media Policy

- Screening Policy

Click here to access the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport v6.0

As part of Canada Snowboard’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive sporting environment, we are proud to have formally adopted the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) and joined Abuse-Free Sport, the independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport in Canada, effective December 31, 2022. Canada Snowboard and its stakeholders at a national level, including all Canada Snowboard employees, contractors, Board of Directors and Committee Members as well as National Team athletes, coaches, support staff, will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport. 

Please See Canada Snowboard's process map below for all issues related to Safe Sport. 

For direct contact please email: safesport@canadasnowboard.ca

To access / download the Canada Snowboard Safe Sport Helpline Process, please click here 

CONCUSSION EDUCATION AND PROTOCOL

Canada Snowboard is dedicated to building awareness, and influencing behavior, in relation to head injuries through education, policies and return to play/competition protocol. These policies and procedures (available on the Canada Snowboard website as follows) are implemented across all levels of the LTAD Pathway. 

Canada Snowboard recommends all Coaches working at an level of the LTAD to familiarize themselves with the above documents as well as accessing the SIRC Concussion Toolbox. 

INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY

Canada Snowboard is committed to encouraging equity across all areas of the organization to provide and environment that is open and respectful to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, age, religion, race or gender identity. The Canada Snowboard Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy is an over-arching policy for all members to adopt to ensure the sport of Snowboarding can continue to grow while insuring it is accessible and inclusive of everyone. 

Canada Snowboard is hosting a series of four workshops for all staff / contractors, coaches, Board of Directors and PTSA Leaders, to cover important topics related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility. An overview of key topics from these trainings are below:

- Session 1 - Inclusive Language 

- Session 2 - Unconscious Bias Training Part 1

- Session 3 - Unconscious Bias Training Part 2

ANTI-DOPING

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.

Canada Snowboard has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Canada Snowboard’s anti-doping policy and code of conduct reflect and support the CADP. 

While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation. Learn more about FIS’s anti-doping policies and procedures.

As a member of Canada Snowboard, the CADP applies to you!  It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by Canada Snowboard, you may be selected for doping control.

Important Information

The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:

Additional Resources and Information

  • The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. 
  • Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment. 
  • The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement - a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference.

Report Doping

Canada Snowboard and the CCES need your help to eliminate doping! To report doping activity, call the hotline at 1-800-710-CCES, download the app for Android or iOS, or fill in the online form

Contact

For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES: