Canada names first ever Sport Integrity Commissioner as part of national safe sport strategy

Sarah-Ève Pelletier

Canada now has a Sport Integrity Commissioner.

Earlier this month, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), federally appointed to lead the development and implementation of an independent national safe sport mechanism, announced the selection of Sarah-Ève Pelletier as the first to oversee Canada’s new safe sport program. 

Sport for Life officially pledged to become a program signatory of the SDRCC’s independent safe sport mechanism at the end of March. 

“As one of the 50 national organizations who have taken the pledge, we are really excited to see these latest developments in the SDRCC’s safe sport program,” said Francesca Jackman, Sport for Life’s Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Safe Sport Lead. 

“We are also looking forward to collaborating with the SDRCC on mobilizing safe sport awareness and education initiatives to improve Canadian sport culture.”

“Our organization’s mission is to improve quality sport and physical literacy development for everyone. We cannot improve quality sport without fostering safe sport,” says Sport for Life CEO Richard Way. 

“Our pledge to the SDRCC’s mechanism is one of many ways we will aspire to fulfill our organizational mission.”

The Sport Integrity Commissioner is the first of several newly established positions tied to the delivery of the national mechanism. Additional details can be found in the SDRCC’s press release

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