Canada has a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) that offers a course called Make Ethical Decisions (MED).

The Sport Medicine Clinic offers Functional Movement Screens that are a valuable tool to help reduce the risk of sport related injuries.

The screen identifies physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses, as well as establishes a functional baseline to mark progress. Community sport needs to address the issue of child safety, specifically as it pertains to harassment and abuse.

Vulnerable situations can include closed doors meetings, travel, and training environments.

As a parent, try to avoid situations that place your child alone with a coach or volunteer, particularly behind closed doors. And most importantly, get help (see #6) As a coach or a parent, you might encounter a situation in sport centering around bullying or harassment that you are uncertain about how to address. For support, consultation, referral or resources please call toll free 1-866-773-5777.

As a parent, ask if your coach has their Respect in Sport certificate.

As a coach, encourage the adults around you to take this simple online course.As a coach, you need to ensure there is at least one other person, preferably another adult, with you and your athlete. Encourage organizations to create and implement policies and procedures that limit the instances where these situations are possible. Parents can ask to be copied on email or text message communication and coaches do not need to talk to their athletes in chat rooms or via social media direct messaging. For any suspected incidents of abuse, harassment, bullying and hazing call this number immediately.Listen when your instinct softly whispers that something might not be right. A trained Support Line staff person will be available to assist with questions or concerns.Sport Manitoba has teamed up with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to share their resources.The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.Coaches and parents/guardians need to work together to help keep our kids safe.