Canadian Sport and Events Calendar
Showcasing Provincial & Territorial Safe Sport Programming
Event Date(s) : April 20, 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Organization : Royal Roads University
Contact Person : Andrea Torres
Event Location :
Virtual - zoom
For Episode 24 of the Royal Roads University Sport, Leadership and Social Change webinar series, Dr. Jennifer Walinga will host a round table showcase and discussion of the ways that Canadian Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) are working to ensure safe sport across their regions.
With the advent of the UCCMS the new Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner addresses safe sport cases at the National Sport Organizations (NSO) level, leaving the provinces to address and prevent safe sport issues across their multiple sport organizations. We’re taking this opportunity to showcase the many and varied approaches taken by our various PTSOs – while some are relying on support from external organizations such as Sheldon Kennedy’s Respect Group or Dina Bell Laroche and Steve Indig’s Sport Law, others are developing their own programming like ViaSport’s PlaySafeBC campaign or Sport’Aide in Québec.
During this episode, representatives from Sport Manitoba, Sport BC/ViaSport, Sport Nova Scotia, and Sports Québec will be sharing the unique approaches they’re taking to foster safe sport cultures, environments, and leaders in order to offer excellent sport experiences for all sport participants in their regions:
- Leanne Traynor is the Sport Development Officer for Sport Manitoba
- Andrea Wooles is the Safe Sport Manager for ViaSport in British Columbia
- Elana Liberman is the Safe Sport Lead for Sport Nova Scotia
- Sylvain Croteau is the Directeur général with Sports Québec Sport’Aid