It’s going to take a team effort to eliminate violence in sport, and that’s why the Sport for Life Society has teamed up with Safe Sport. This partnership comes on the heels of an announcement by Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan that 222 Canadian amateur sport coaches were convicted of sexual offences in the past 20 years. It will build on the work we’ve been doing with former NHL star and abuse survivor Sheldon Kennedy and his company Respect Group, which has called for large-scale reform of the system in order to ensure the safety of all athletes.
In this regard, Sport’Aide and Safe Sport International will be hosting an international conference in Quebec City next year from April 15 to 17 with the theme “Team up to Eliminate Violence in Sport”. It will be organized by Sport’Aide, an independent non-profit organization that offers guidance, support and orientation services for young athletes, but also to the various players in the sporting world.
The conference is intended for the scientific and sport communities, as well as the general public. This is the second time the event will be held. It will encourage reflection, thoughtful exchanges and work, with a stated goal of developing concrete solutions so they can mobilize stakeholders to curb all types of violence in sport.
The conference will feature presentations, panel discussions and workshops that “allow us to efficiently address the various approaches and the next challenges leading to healthy, safe and harmonious sports environments for our young athletes and the various stakeholders”.
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To learn more about the conference visit ssi2020.sportaide.ca/en/.