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The Sport Information Resource Centre

Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), version 5.1

Canada’s national sport community is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming sport environment. On behalf of the national sport organizations (NSOs), multisport service organizations (MSOs), and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network members, we are pleased to provide version 5.1 of a Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). The UCCMS will provide the foundation for the development of a coordinated implementation strategy to prevent and address maltreatment across all levels of the Canadian sport system, and for all participants (athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, practitioners, etc.). The UCCMS is a result of an extensive consultation process that sought insight and expertise from within the sport system and from external subject matter experts.

Key documents:

  • Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport, v5.1 (2019) | DownloadContext Document
  • Canadian Sport HELPline – 1-888-83SPORT (77678) or www.abuse-free-sport.ca
  • Prevalence of Maltreatment Among Current and Former National Team Athletes (2019) –  AthletesCAN and the University of Toronto | Press ReleaseFinal Report
  • Para-Athletes’ Experiences of Maltreatment (2019) – Canadian Paralympic Committee, AthletesCAN and the University of Toronto | Final Report

Request for Proposals

Analysis of research and best practices to inform the implementation of the UCCMS