Squash Canada officially joins Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program managed by to prevent and address maltreatment in sport, today, March 31st, 2023.
This comes into effect after a transition period following the first announcement in January. During that time, Squash Canada did all the compliance work, including to adopt the latest version of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), as well as to revise, update and/or create new Policies that are compliant to the UCCMS and to the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC).
Squash Canada also unveiled its new complaint process effective starting March 31st regarding maltreatment, abuse, discrimination, violence, bullying or harassment (UCCMS violation) where the following registrants of Squash Canada, referred to as “Squash Canada UCCMS participants”, will become subject to the UCCMS under the Abuse-Free Sport umbrella:
- any individual associated with Squash Canada including Board, Staff/Contractors, Committee Volunteer, Team Coaches and Staff, Technical Officials/Referees, National Team Athletes, Event Volunteers, NCCP Coach Developers
- all participants in National Championships, which includes the Canadian Junior Open, Canadian Men’s and Women’s Teams, Canadian Master’s Teams, Canadian University and College, Canadian Mixed Doubles, Canadian Doubles, Canadian Junior Closed and Canadian Squash Championships
At any time, all Squash Canada’s member can contact the Canadian Sport Helpline for support and guidance. The Canadian Sport Helpline operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and operating hours are from 8am to 8pm (ET). You can contact them by calling or texting 1-888-837-7678 or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information regarding Safe Sport, including Squash Canada’s new, revised or updated policies, how to file a complaint, and Independent Third Party, is available through the Safe Sport section on Squash Canada’s website at https://squash.ca/safe-sport/.