Commitment to Safe Sport


 
Overview  

Water Polo Canada adheres to the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS - Canadian Safe Sport Program (sirc.ca)

Offering a safe environment to all our athletes and to all the various individuals who contribute to the Sport of water polo - whether they are coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, parents or only fans/spectators - is an absolute priority f or Water Polo Canada. There are several components to consider in order to make this a reality, and this is what this SAFE SPORT section is all about.

As stated in our Code of Conduct:

All Registrants are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the dignity and self-esteem of Registrants and other individuals by:

  • Demonstrating respect to individuals regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexual orientation
  • Focusing comments or criticism appropriately and avoiding public criticism of athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, volunteers, employees, or Registrants
  • Consistently demonstrating a spirit of sportsmanship, sport leadership, and ethical conduct
  • Acting, when appropriate, to correct or prevent unjustly discriminatory practices
  • Consistently treating individuals fairly and reasonably
  • Ensuring adherence to the rules of Water Polo and the spirit of those rules

Safe Sport includes other components such as Insurance, Anti-Doping Program, and appropriate Concussion Protocol, and you will also find here the relevant information on these different elements. 

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