Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

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To take the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Training, either login to your existing membership or join as a member and the member registration link will be displayed on this page.

AthletesCAN and Respect Group are pleased to offer Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training to Canada’s senior national team athletes. This partnership will provide AthletesCAN members with access to free education to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination and to help athletes create a safe, healthy and respectful environment.


Training will be available to senior national team athletes from over 60 sports. Eligible athletes must be members of AthletesCAN to access training. National Sport Organizations will be able to track program completion by their members through an online portal supported by Respect Group to ensure compliance.

"Athletes are at the centre of all sport and educating them on the prevention of maltreatment should be a top priority. Furthermore, our National level athletes are the true leaders within their sport community so, in my mind, the need the tools to be well-informed role models." Sheldon Kennedy, Co-Founder Respect Group
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The topics covered by the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program include but are not limited to:

  • Power Dynamics
  • Legal Responsibility and “Duty of Care”
  • Hazing
  • Physical Development
  • Preventing Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination (BAHD)
  • Mental Health Outcomes Due to BAHD Behaviours
  • Concussion and Injury Management
  • Positive Emotion

What if I need support?

We understand the subject matter of this training may be difficult. If at any time you are feeling in need of support please click here to access our list of support resources.

Technical Difficulties:
If you experience technical issues at anytime during the training contact: 
[email protected]

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