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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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The statistics around child abuse are staggering. It is estimated that 10% of all children are victims of sexual abuse, and children with disabilities are four times more likely to be affected.

As sport is primarily volunteer driven with limited capacity it is not uncommon for organizations to look past questionable behaviors, in order to retain their coaches and ensure their programs will run. Most individuals in leadership positions do not understand the prevalence of sexual abuse in sport, how to manage unethical, or even illegal behaviors, and what they should be doing to best protect their athletes.

In order to support sport organizations in B.C., viaSport is coordinating this event to bring awareness to the realities of child abuse in sport, provide tools for prevention and empower those organziations to make changes to ensure sport is a safe place.

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Event schedule:

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

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

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 learn the process of determining where updates need to be made in policies, in relation to protecting children from abuse, and how to empower those working with children to implement those policies.

Costs:

  • Screening and Panel Discussion: FREE

  • Screening, Panel Discussion, Lunch and Policy Development Workshop: $40

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1181 Seymour St

Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

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