Safe Sport Resources

Ontario Para Network is committed to providing resources to our NSO’s, PSO’s, athletes and coaching staff to ensure consistent knowledge and education on Safe Sport. Our values align with Safe Sport’s guidelines and requirements and will continue to ensure that the safety of our athletes is of high priority.

Below are some resources for Safe Sport.

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Safe Sport Training
The Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment.

Making Headway
Concussions can happen to anyone taking part in sport and recreation, and can sometimes have serious consequences. Coaches at every level must be able to identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion and know what to do when they suspect a participant has suffered one.


The Canadian Sport Helpline, funded by the Government of Canada, is a listening and referral service monitored by live operators from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week. Users will have a choice of communicating via a toll-free phone line, email, text or live chat, in the official language of their choice.

This professional listening and referral service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, by phone or text at 1-888-83SPORT (77678), and by email at

The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance, and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.

For Coaches and Activity Leaders

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).


One of the most common reasons coaches, managers, officials and athletes, of all ages, cite for leaving sport is unacceptable parent behaviour.

The Respect in Sport Parent Program will help define a standard of behaviour for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to create and maintain Safe Sport environments.

Respect in the Workplace was developed to provide organizations, of all sizes, with a standard, cost-effective tool to empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

Please visit for more information and FAQs.



Responsible Coaching Movement Check list

Abuse-Free Sport website

Canadian Sport Helpline

Abuse-Free Sport Mental Health Support Program

Abuse-Free Sport Legal Aid Program

Game Plan Mental Health Support

Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport

Sport’Aide (Quebec);

Safe Sport Line (Manitoba);

Sask Sport Resource Line (Saskatchewan);

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Sport Helpline

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness

Kids Help Phone

Trans Lifeline

Victim Services Government of Canada