Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Signs on to Abuse-Free Sport
TORONTO (January 25, 2023) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and each of its employees, contractors, interns, and Board of Directors 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, as of January 31, 2023. Abuse-Free Sport is the new independent program aimed at preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport.
CSIO has completed full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) and updated all required policies.
“Canadian Sport Institute Ontario believes in and is committed to a safe and inclusive sport system in Canada and Ontario. We are pleased to support and sign on to Abuse-Free Sport as the next step in improving the culture of sport in Canada. CSIO is confident in the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner’s role in moving this critical initiative forward and is grateful to Sport Canada and Minister St-Onge for their commitment and dedication to making sport safe for all Canadians.”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
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Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing best-in-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert staff deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and Sport Canada. www.csiontario.ca