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Safe Sport

Safe Sport


Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport to promote physical, psychological and social health in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport. This applies whether you have direct contact with athletes or work on the sidelines. Safe Sport Training gives the knowledge and skills to create those environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing mistreatment in sport.


All Sport Canada-funded organizations are mandated to have training in safe sport available to everyone under their immediate authority. 


If you’ve been asked to complete the Coaching Association of Canada’s Safe Sport Training, you will find the information you need about what’s involved and how to begin

About the Canadian Sport Helpline


The Helpline is a listening and referral service that aims to encourage people to speak openly and to validate their concerns regarding situations they feel are unacceptable. 

Who's required to take Safe Sport Training? 


Decision-makers, including:

  • senior staff

  • high-performance directors

  • case managers

  • adjudicators

  • investigators


Those in direct contact with athletes, including:


  • national team athletes

  • parents of junior athletes

  • coaches

  • high-performance staff

  • National Training Centre staff

  • nationally appointed coach developers

  • integrated support team personnel (mental, strength and conditioning, athletic and physiotherapists, nutrition, massage, etc.)

  • contractors

  • officials


Those with no direct contact with athletes, including:

  • organizing committee members

  • administration/finance staff

  • governance committee members

  • judicial boards

  • governance board members

  • event volunteers

  • office staff

Review your National Sport Governing Body's Safe Sport Policies

Not sure where to begin? By clicking below, you can learn about the resources required by your National Sport Body.

Review Resources

What will I learn?

Understand everyone has a role to play in keeping sport safe, how the misuse of power leads to mistreatment or the appearance of mistreatment, and the Universal Code of Conduct principles.

Learn about the various types of mistreatment, the conditions that enable them and even help them go unnoticed, and how to recognize signs they may be happening.

Find out what to do if you suspect mistreatment. Learn how you can create a culture protecting all participants.



Training is available free of charge through the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and its online portal, the Locker.


How to access CAC training 


To get started, login to your Locker account and select Safe Sport Training.


If you don’t have a Locker account, it’s easy to set one up:


  1. Go to the Locker and click “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!”

  2. Review and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy.

  3. Click the “I want to create a Locker account box. Fill in the required fields and click register.”

  4. Follow the instructions in the verification email you receive.