As a national governing body, Softball Canada is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of maltreatment. Softball Canada believes that sport should be free of harassment, abuse or discrimination of any kind. We are dedicated to working with the sport community and with our stakeholders to foster an environment that is safe, welcoming and inclusive for everyone involved in softball in Canada, including our athletes, coaches, umpires, staff, and volunteers.
Zero Tolerance Statement
Softball Canada has zero tolerance for any type of abuse. Individuals are required to report instances of abuse or suspected abuse to their local association, provincial/territorial softball organization or Softball Canada to be immediately reviewed under the terms of the applicable policy.
Safe Sport Signs
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EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Softball Canada aims to create a welcoming environment that reflects the rich diversity of Canada as well as its membership. Softball Canada's Inclusion Policy outlines expectations for all athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and administrators in an effort to better engage under-represented populations in our membership.
ANTI DOPING & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Softball Canada strongly opposes the use, possession, and the supply of banned substances/practices in competitive play by all athletes, coaches, administrators and officials. As such, Softball Canada has adopted the Canadian Anti- Doping Program (CADP) as its primary domestic anti-doping policy. Administered on behalf of Softball Canada by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the CADP is fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, International Standards and Guidelines.
Cannabis in Sport
Athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does NOT affect the status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction.