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Water Polo Canada announces hiring of Independent Safe Sport Officer

(May 3, 2019 – Ottawa, ON) - Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Lise Maclean as the National Sport Organization Independent Safe Sport Officer. As the Safe Sport Officer, Ms. Maclean will act as an alternate point of contact for individuals wishing to make a complaint under the Water Polo Canada’s Code of Conduct and other relevant policies. The Safe Sport Officer will guide the individuals through the complaints process or explore other options if necessary. Under her mandate, the Safe Sport Officer will conduct a preliminary review and assess against applicable policies, legal frameworks, and best practices.

“Water Polo Canada takes concerns about safe sport very seriously. We continue to promote respect at all levels in our sport and an environment free from any sort of abuse, harassment, bullying or discrimination. As such, it is crucial for the organization to offer an independent service where people feel more comfortable to ask questions and report incidents," said Martin Goulet, Executive Director of Water Polo Canada.

Lise Maclean, MBA, CHRL, is a certified human resources professional with over twenty years of experience in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. As an HR advisor and Harassment Officer, she has led multiple investigations in workplace settings and provided training on respectful workplaces. Ms. Maclean is currently a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Investigation Unit and the HRPA Discipline Committee .

Individuals wishing to contact the Water Polo Canada Safe Sport Officer, Lise Maclean, can do so via email . Contact with the Safe Sport Officer is confidential subject to certain legal limits. The well-being and safety of all participants of Water Polo is of the utmost importance to Water Polo Canada and the Safe Sport Officer.

To learn more about the Safe Sport Officer Mandate, please click HERE.



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