Sask Sport, along with the support of the Government of Saskatchewan, has launched this required program for coaches in the province to help provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate.
The online training program for coaches and activity leaders is provided free of charge for all users.
The sport system believes strongly in this program and the values it promotes, therefore coaches who have not completed the course will be unable to volunteer in the capacity of coach until the certification is reached. Provincial Sport Organizations are responsible for establishing specific policies and timelines for implementing the requirement for their coaches.
The Respect in Sport program was developed by Respect Group Inc., along with the Canadian Red Cross, to help protect youth, inform leaders and diminish the liability of an organization. Specific program topics include definitions of bullying, abuse, harassment, neglect and discrimination, cyber-bullying, hazing, the use of power, emotions, how to respond, reporting, moral and legal issues and development.