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Safe sport

Last update: March 4, 2021

Cycling Association of Yukon is committed to providing our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers with a safe and inclusive environment that fosters and preserves a positive, healthy, and enjoyable experience for all individuals.

We embrace our responsibility to cultivate an environment that is free from abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we encourage individuals to feel empowered and comfortable reporting any behaviour that breaches Cycling Canada’s Code of Conduct.

Safe Sport framework

As the sport governing body for cycling in Yukon, CAY is working with Cycling Canada to develop a Safe Sport framework. The framework is built upon policy, education and advocacy initiatives to further strengthen the administration and delivery of our programs, events and services.

Policy

A comprehensive set of principles that establish expected behaviour, guide decision-making, and promote accountability for all individuals associated with Cycling Canada.

Education

Activities that enhance knowledge, develop reasoning and judgement, as well as foster positive interactions and practices in the community.

Advocacy

Initiatives that create awareness, inspire, and actively promote Cycling Canada’s Safe Sport principles in all local, national, and international activities.

Safe Sport Officers

As part of this commitment to Safe Sport, Cycling Canada has selected W&W Dispute Resolution Services Inc. as its independent, third-party contact (Safe Sport Officer) who is empowered to supersede Cycling Canada staff and launch appropriate investigations as required based on policies, evidence or a situation reported.

The independent Safe Sport Officer has significant experience dealing with sport disputes and concerns. For Safe Sport inquiries or concerns related to policy and/or procedures, please contact us at safesport_wwdrs@primus.ca.

For Team Yukon or CAY-affiliated club related concerns/complaints, we encourage individuals to contact the CAY President directly at geof@gdharries.com who is the approved Safe Sport Officer.

Situations involving forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment should be reported immediately.

For Safe Sport questions with regards to our educational program or general information, please contact Cycling Canada at safesport@cyclingcanada.ca or CAY at info@yukoncycling.com.

Canadian Sport Helpline

An independent helpline has been set up with the support of Sport Canada and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Anyone with a concern who is not comfortable reaching out to Cycling Canada’s appointed independent Safe Sport Officer, should feel comfortable reaching out to this free and confidential service as well.

Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at abuse-free-sport.ca.

The abuse free sport phone and texting line is accessible at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 6 am to 6 pm Yukon time.


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