Safe Sport - Awareness
As a provincial governing body, Curl BC is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of matlreatment. Curl BC’s Safe Sport initiative emphasizes the importance of that commitment by eductating individuals on the harmful effects associated with such behaviours, and outlining the perventative measures put in place to lower the probability of them occuring.
Zero Tolerance Statement
Curl BC has ZERO tolerance for any type of abuse.
Individuals are rquired to report instances of abuse or suspected abuse to their local sport organization or to Curl BC to be immediately reviewed under the terms of the applicable policy.
Statement of Commitment
Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of Maltreatment. As part of Curl BC’s commitment to Safe Sport our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Curl BC aims to create welcoming environments that reflect the rich diversity of British Columbia, as well as its membership. Curl BC’s Inclusion Policy outlines expectations for all members in an effort to engage under-represented populations in our membership.
Code of Conduct
- Curl BC’s Code of Conduct & Ethics Policy: Click Here
- British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC): Click Here
Concussion Protocols & Resources
Curl BC follows Curling Canada’s Concussion Protocol which is designed as a guide to help the management of individuals who may have a suspected concussion as a result of participation in a curling activity which could include a practice, camp, game, or bonspiel.
The protocol aims to ensure that indivuals with a suspected concussion receive timely and approrpriate care and proper management to allow them to return back to the sport safely.
- Concussion Policy & Return to Play- Click Here
- Helmet Use Recommendations
Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)
SIRC provides Concussion in Sport Resources including: Education Opportunities, Research, Communication Tools, Protocols & Policies, Best Practices & Inspiration, FAQ’s. Visit their concussion resources here
Anti-Doping & Substance Abuse
Curling Canada and Curl BC strongly oppose the use, possession, and the supply of banned substances/practices in competitive play by all athletes, coaches, administrators and officials. As such, Curling Canada has adopted the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).
Curling Canada has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Curling Canada and Curl BC’s anti-doping policy and code of conduct reflect and support the CADP.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of the World Curling Federation (WCF). Learn more about the WCF’s anti-doping policies and procedures http://www.worldcurling.org/anti-doping-and-medical