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BUILDING SAFE SPORT: Protecting Youth from Sexual Abuse

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VIFF Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour St

Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

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Be a part of the movement to protect youth from sexual abuse in B.C. sport

Join us on November 21st for an impactful and empowering day of expert-led discussion, policy development, and networking on protecting youth from sexual abuse in sport.

In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, and the Respect Group, viaSport is uniting leaders who are passionate about making the changes needed so that sport is a safe and welcoming place for all children.

With an approximate 2-8% of (reported) athletes experiencing sexual abuse within the context of sport, events like this are critical to driving change within the system.

This is an open event for anyone who wishes to attend and impact change within sport in B.C.

Capacity is limited - register today to secure your spot.

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Agenda:

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Introduction and Welcome

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Film Screening: Swift Current

  • A feature length documentary exploring former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy and his journey from a young hockey player sexually abused by his junior hockey coach to his work today as a crusader for victims of abuse in Canada and worldwide.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Lorraine Lafrenière

  • Panelists: Sheldon Kennedy, Wayne McNeil, Shelley Coolidge, Sheila Bouman, Noni Classen

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch and Networking

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Policy Development Workshop

  • Facilitated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, sport organizations will have the opportunity to engage around critical policy changes (toward protecting children from abuse) and how to identify, address, and prevent sexual abuse within sport.

Costs:

  • Screening and Panel Discussion: FREE

  • Screening, Panel Discussion, Lunch and Policy Development Workshop: $40.00

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VIFF Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour St

Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Canada

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