CKBC is committed to providing a safe and fun learning environemnt for all participants. CKBC has adopted the Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Safe Sport Policy.
CKC has appointed independent Safe Sport officers who any person can contact to report or discuss incidents of abuse or harassment of any kind.
CKC has contracted W&W Dispute Resolution Services for this role. They may be reached directly and independently through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a confidential email address which will only be accessed by the Independent Safe Sport Officer.
Should any complaint or concern come to the attention of the CEO or any CKC representative, it will be forwarded to one of our safe sport officers.
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 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 accesble at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time.
Respect in Sport
Canoe Kayak Canada has partnered with the Respect Group to deliver their Activity Leaders Training as CKC recommended Safe Sport training for Coaches, Officials, and administrators.
The CKC Respect in Sport Portal through which leaders can take the recommended online training can be accessed here: Respect in Sport – Activity Leaders Training Portal.
Who needs the Respect in Sport Program - All Coaches, Volunteers, Board Members and those in a position of power over Minors.
Criminal Record Checks
All individuals with direct interaction with athletes have completed a criminal record check (this can be completed free from our website).
Who needs a Criminal Record Check - All Coaches, Volunteers, Board Members.
Other Training for Coaches and Officials
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.