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Canada Snowboard is committed to putting the highest priority on providing a safe learning and training environment for all the Canada Snowboard membership throughout the 12 Provinces and Territories of Canada. In order to ensure this, Canada Snowboard is dedicating a large amount of time and resources to ensure policies, procedures, initiatives, trainings and programs are planned for, and rolled out, from Coast to Coast to ensure a safe place for our Snowboarding Community.
SAFE SPORT TRAINING
As mandated by Sport Canada, Canada Snowboard is committed to providing Safe Sport Training to all Coaches, Officials, Judges and Athletes purchasing a 2020/2021 Canada Snowboard Membership. Canada Snowboard will offer the training through the Safe Sport Training Module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) which is available online. This training module help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment. This training module will be integrated with the Canada Snowboard Membership System, SnowReg, to ensure verification of completion of the training.
HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND ABUSE PREVENTION
Canada Snowboard has a zero tolerance for harassment, bullying and abuse, and treats all complaints as very serious matters. All Canada Snowboard Members (Coaches, Athletes, Judges, Officials, Volunteers) as well as Staff and Contractors have agreed to living by the Canada Snowboard Code of Conduct and Ethics and all associated policies and procedures which relate to the organizations' commitment to Safe Sport.
Canada Snowboard has access to the Canadian Sport Helpline as well as having put in place a third-party Ombudsman who is available to all Canada Snowboard Staff, Contractors, Coaches, and National Team/Next Gen Team Members. Canada Snowboard are committed to following the complaints, investigations and discipline procedures outlined in the above policies to ensure the provision of a fair and reasonable process for handling complaints within a timely manner.
Please See Canada Snowboard's process map below for all issues related to Safe Sport.
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 Equity and Access 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.
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.
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
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES: