Be A Part Of The Movement To Protect Youth From Sexual Abuse In B.C. Sport

Join Viasport Brtish Columbia on November 21st for an impactful and empowering day of expert-led discussion, policy development, and networking on protecting youth from sexual abuse in sport.

In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, and the Respect Group, viaSport is uniting leaders who are passionate about making the changes needed so that sport is a safe and welcoming place for all children.

With an approximate 2-8% of (reported) athletes experiencing sexual abuse within the context of sport, events like this are critical to driving change within the system.

This is an open event for anyone who wishes to attend and impact change within sport in B.C.

Capacity is limited - register today to secure your spot!


Screening and Panel Discussion: FREE
Screening, Panel Discussion, Lunch, and Policy Development Workshop: $40

Event schedule:

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Introduction and Welcome - Lorraine Lafrenière

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Film Screening: Swift Current
A feature length documentary exploring former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy and his journey from a young hockey player sexually abused by his junior hockey coach to his work today as a crusader for victims of abuse in Canada and worldwide.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lorraine Lafrenière
Panelists: Sheldon Kennedy, Wayne McNeil, Shelley Coolidge, Sheila Bouman, Noni Classen

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch and Networking

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Policy Development Workshop
Facilitated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, sport organizations will have the opportunity to learn the process of determining where updates need to be made in policies, in relation to protecting children from abuse, and how to empower those working with children to implement those policies.


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