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CALGARY—Luge Canada has continued its commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming sliding sport environment for all by signing an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Luge Canada, and its stakeholders at the national level, 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, following a transition period which will end no later than February 2, 2023.

“Luge Canada believes that everyone in sport has the right to enjoy a positive experience regardless of skill level or ability. A safe and inclusive training and competitive environment for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans is critical to the long-term health of our sport and is our number one priority,” said Tim Farstad, executive director, Luge Canada. “Signing onto the Abuse-Free Sport program is another step forward in our continued commitment to ensure the preservation of a safe luge community in Canada.”

During the transition period, Luge Canada is completing full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which it must do before it can become part of the Abuse-Free Sport program, and making the required policy changes.

Prior to February 2, 2023, Luge Canada participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to independent third-party services through the following independent third party:

Safe Sport Officer: Paule Armeneau
Email: paule.armeneau@mac.com 
Phone: (403) 813-6081

There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program HERE, on the OSIC HERE, and on Luge Canada HERE.

The Canadian Luge Association is a not-for-profit organization responsible for governing the sport of luge across the country. With the financial backing of from the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium, the Canadian Luge Association safely recruits and develops the nation’s current and future high-performance luge athletes with the goal of regularly climbing onto the international podium. For more information on the Canadian Luge Association, please visit us at www.luge.ca on the Internet.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations

Canadian Luge Association

T: 403-620-8731
Email: hpprchris@shaw.ca