Safe Sport - Prevention
Curl BC makes every effort to ensure that the safety of members remains a top priority by continuing to support a variety of programs that are developed both strategically and ethically. Our Vision, Mission and Values, as outlined in Curl BC’s Strategic Plan, form the basis of our programming and services.
Individuals who coach, volunteer, officiate, deliver development programs, accompany teams to an event/competition, who are paid staff, or otherwise engaged with vulnerable individuals and who fall under Curl BC’s authority shall be screened according to Curl BC’s Screening Policy. Curl BC expects that member clubs will screen such individuals according to their own applicable policies.
Curl BC Screening Policy- click here
Curl BC Screening Form- download here
Responsible Coaching Movement
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada- on and off the field. To reduce risk in sport, the RCM focuses on three key areas: Rule of Two, Background Screening, and Ethics & Respect Training.
By signing the pledge of the RCM, Curl BC and Curling Canada is helping ot ensure the protection of both athletes and coaches.
Organizations can take the pledge here
Online Training Opportunities
Safe Sport Traning
Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. Safe, inclusive sport environments help make sport rewarding and enriching for all. Safe Sport Training gives you the knowledge and skills to create those environments by recognizing, addressing, and preventing maltreatment in sport.
Together we can make sport safe for everyone. To access the Safe Sport Training click here
Commit To Kids
Through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP), the Commit to Kids (C2K) online Coaches module empowers Coaches with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.
Click here to access the C2K for Coaches online training.
Respect In Sport
The Respect in Sport training programs educate youth leaders, coaches, officials, employees and participants to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
There are two training programs available through Curling Canada’s Database:
- Coaches, instructors and leaders wanting to take the training can click here
- Certified competition coaches will earn 3 PD points
- This training is $30
- Parents wanting to take the training can click here:
Certified competition coaches can earn Professional Development points for completing the coach training, which costs $30.
Making Head Way
The Making Head Way training is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of individuals, these concussion focused NCCP modules are an excellent resource that will review:
- What to do to prevent concussions
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion
- What to do when you suspect an individual has a concussion
- How to ensure individuals return to play safely
Additional Concussion resources can be found on CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)