Alberta Team Handball stands with its partners to fight for a sport environment that is safe and inclusive. We acknowledge that racism exists, and we will do better to combat discrimination in our sport.
It’s important to listen to the voices demanding change, and to educate ourselves in order to foster meaningful progress during these challenging times.
Please see the resources and links below that may assist those in our community who are marginalized, as well as information for all who want to be part of the solution.
THE CANADIAN SPORT HELPLINE
1-888-837-7678 – – http://abuse-free-sport.ca/en/
The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.
Alberta Team Handball Federation is asking that all individuals involved with the handball across Alberta take the new safe sport training module, available via the Coaching Association of Canada website.
As of April 1, 2020, anyone associated with a Sport Canada-funded organization must be trained on conduct to prevent and address maltreatment. This includes coaches, referees, parents of youth athletes, high performance staff and contractors, officials; and all administrative staff and volunteers whether they may have direct contact with athletes or not.
The safe sport module is a free, 90-minute eLearning module that gives all participants the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. The module aligns with the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport and meets Sport Canada requirements for Safe Sport education.
Visit the safe sport training site for more info:
To take the training, you must create an account in “The Locker”, even if you are not a coach (it’s free!) We suggest saving a screenshot of the final slide when completed for your records.
Other online resources (mainly for coaches) that can be completed from home include the following (please note fees may be required).