ALPINE CANADA SIGNS ON TO ABUSE-FREE SPORT

Agreement Signed Today, Program to be in Place by December 31st, 2022

CALGARY, AB (November 3, 2022) - Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport. 

ACA, and its stakeholders, will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, following a transition period. ACA will complete the transition by December 31st, 2022. 

“ACA is committed to the OSIC and to creating a healthy, safe, and inclusive sport experience for all our stakeholders and continues to make it a priority” stated Therese Brisson, President & CEO of Alpine Canada. “It is the very foundation for a culture of excellence where our athletes, teams, coaches, staff, and volunteers can be at their very best. As part of that commitment, we’re pleased to sign on to Abuse-Free Sport and to soon have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints.” 

During the transition period, ACA will fully adopt of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which it must do before it can become part of the Abuse-Free Sport program and making the required policy changes. 

Until the transition is complete, ACA participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to independent third-party (ITP) services through ACA’s current ITP provider, ITP Sport & Recreation at alpinecanada@itpsport.ca, or through the ITP Sport & Recreation toll free number at 1-833-913-1304.

For more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program click here, on the OSIC click here, and on ACA Safe Sport click here.

About Alpine Canada 

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community.

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Alpine Canada 

Mark Halliday

media@alpinecanada.org

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