Safe Sport

Safe Sport

RCA believes that everyone in rowing has the right to enjoy the sport at all levels of participation. Athletes, coaches, officials, umpires and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

RCA believes the welfare of everyone involved in the sport is a foremost consideration and in particular the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual and member in the rowing community.

RCA recognizes that this is an evolving area of focus for all sports in Canada. Our safe sport program will continue to focus on education, prevention and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures.

Our goal is to ensure that all members and registered participants of Rowing Canada Aviron have the resources required to access a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environment.

The Canadian Sport Helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline, funded by the Government of Canada, is a listening and referral service monitored by live operators from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week. Users will have a choice of communicating via a toll-free phone line, email, text or live chat, in the official language of their choice.

The helpline is 1-888-83-SPORT. 

If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about a suspected incident of child abuse Click here to find your local child welfare agency. If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local police.

Contact us if you want to learn more and/or are considering creating or modifying your own policies. 

Rowing Canada Aviron – Trans Inclusion Policy
CCES – Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport 
CCES – Sport in Transition
Égale – Glossary of Terms
ViaSport – Promoting LGBTQ in Sport
RCA Policies