Digital book on safe sport movement in Canada with contribution from AthletesCAN launched

A new book by a Brock University Sport Management professor aims to continue the important discussion around safe sport.

Launched Tuesday, April 5, Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices is an open-access, edited digital book providing timely and relevant content on the past, present and future of the safe sport movement in Canada, and critical insight for researchers, sport leaders and policy-makers.

The book is edited by Julie Stevens, Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management and Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity (CSC) at Brock University. The Safe Sport book follows the Athletes First: The Promotion of Safe Sport in Canada forum hosted by the CSC in April 2021.

The free digital book features 18 chapters from 21 contributors, including researchers from Brock University, the University of Toronto and Ontario Tech University, as well as sport leaders from a number of organizations including AthletesCAN, the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and Gymnastics Canada.

An abridged version of the digital book has also been produced in French. Sport sécuritaire: enjeux et pratiques critiques includes seven chapters from 11 contributors.