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Softball Canada recognizes its responsibility to foster environments that ensure positive, healthy, and fulfilling experiences. By prioritizing the welfare, safety, and rights of our members, Softball Canada is able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to address the needs of the softball community in relation to safety in sport.

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Softball Canada is committed to practicing Safe Sport and ensuring all participants are provided with safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of maltreatment. Softball Canada also commits to the following True Sport Principles:

  1. Go for It – Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Discover how good you can be.
  2. Play Fair – Play honestly – obey both the letter and spirit of the rules. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
  3. Respect Others – Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
  4. Keep it Fun – Find the joy of sport. Keep a positive attitude both on and off the field.
  5. Stay Healthy – Place physical and mental health above all other considerations – avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.
  6. Include Everyone – Share sport with others. Ensure everyone has a place to play.
  7. Give Back – Find ways to show your appreciation for the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible.


Softball Canada’s Safe Sport framework will focus on three key elements: Awareness, Prevention and Action - all of which are strongly supported by governance, policies and procedures. The objective of this framework is to ensure all Softball Canada members have access to the resources and support services they need to safely facilitate and participate in softball specific programming.

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To ensure policies remain current and continue to align with Sport Canada requirements, Softball Canada, in partnership with Sport Law and Strategy Group (SLSG) has conducted an independent review. As a result of this review, Softball Canada has adopted an updated suite of Safe Sport policies including the integration of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

Softball Canada commits itself to reviewing and revising these policies as often as necessary in order to ensure members can participate in a sporting environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and abuse.   

Safe Sport Policy                                                            download 2 en

Screening Policy                                                             download 2 en

Athlete Protection Policy                                         download 2 en

Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy                    download 2 en

Abuse Policy                                                                       download 2 en

Investigations Policy                                                   download 2 en

Discipline and Complaints Policy                       download 2 en

Dispute Resolution Procedure                              download 2 en

Appeal Policy                                                                      download 2 en

Whistleblower Policy                                                    download 2 en      

Event Discipline Policy                                                 download 2 en

Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy  download 2 en

                     To access the full Safe Sport Policy Manual, click here.                    


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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.
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