Safe Sport


Football Canada is guiding the PTSOs to follow their own provincial or territorial government’s lead (i.e. Saskatchewan and Manitoba have existing requirements) or, in the absence of a Provincial/Territorial requirement, they can follow Football Canada’s. Football PTSOs can access training at their own decision and discretion.

Safe Sport Training is a free, 90-minute module which will equip coaches, administrators, and volunteers with the knowledge to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. In addition, the CAC has created tools and resources to help you embed Safe Sport principles throughout your organization.  Safe Sport Training is available in both official languages, meets accessibility guidelines, and works on any platform or device. Certified coaches will earn two Professional Development points upon completing the module.  Creating a sport culture where everyone can thrive is everyone’s responsibility. Safe Sport Training developed by the Coaching Association of Canada helps you play your part.


We provide a national Safe Sport reporting and resolution framework that is compassionate, fair, transparent, and timely.

Investigations Policy

Discipline and Complaints Policy

How to report an incident

Football Canada provides access to an independent third party for all members. You can contact this third party to report or discuss incidents of abuse or harassment of any kind.

You can reach them directly through the email address [email protected]. This is a confidential email address which will only be accessed by the third party.

Should any complaint or concern come to the attention of the Executive Director or any Football Canada representative, it will be forwarded to the independent third party.

The independent third party is:

  1. Qualified to analyze complaints and determine whether they are admissible to Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) and practising lawyers.
  2. Knowledgeable of all applicable Football Canada policies.
  3. Independent from Football Canada (Professionally and Personally).
  4. Able to address complaints professionally in both official languages.


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