Safe Sport – Education

Abuse, Harassment & Anti-Bullying

Field Hockey BC is committed to providing fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environments. Below are a number of resources to help clubs and organizations foster environments free of abuse, harassment and bullying.

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Anti-Doping and Substance Abuse

Field Hockey BC strongly opposes the use, possession, and supply of banned substances and practices in competitive field hockey by coaches, medical, paramedical, other team support personnel, administrators and officials. As such, Field Hockey BC adopts and adheres to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) run by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). The CADP is a set of rules with respect to the use of prohibited substances and methods in sport that serves to protect the integrity of sport and the rights to clean athletes.

Resources:

Canadian Anti-Doping Program

AthleteZone – a hub for additional resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.

Global DRO – An online reference to check if your prescription or over-the-counter medications or treatments are banned by the WADA Prohibited List.

Cannabis In Sport

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – WADA works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

True Sport Movement –  a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference.

CCES Contact Information: 

Email: info@cces.ca

Call toll-free: 1-800-672-7775

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Field Hockey BC is an inclusive organization and welcomes full participation of all individuals in our programs and activities, irrespective of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. Field Hockey BC will encourage participation in the sport of field hockey and will ensure that equity, diversity and inclusion are key considerations when developing, updating or delivering FHBC policies and programs.

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Human Resources

Incorporating safe sport into your human resource practices

FHBC believes that motivated and competent human resources – whether paid staff or volunteers – are key enablers of Safe Sport across British Columbia. The below information has been compiled to provide tools and best practices to use while selecting and screening your team.

Job Posting

 The Canadian Centre for Childhood Protection recommends that a job posting states your organization’s commitment to creating a safe environment and indicate that all applicants will be required to complete a thorough screening and interview process.

Candidate Assessment and Interviews

It is recommended that you use a selection panel of two or more people, rather than a single person, to assess whether candidates are suitable for your role and your organization. In addition to an interview, consider asking candidates to demonstrate their practical skills, either as part of the interview or in a separate session. Be aware that there are certain questions that you can’t ask candidates, such as about their age, their health or their family situation.

Pre-Employment Screening

Pre-employment screening is the final stage before you take on your new volunteer or employee. It is a critical step for any employer, but all that much more important in a world of safe sport. It includes items such as candidate references and background/police checks.

Reference Checks

As part of pre-employment screening, it is strongly recommended that you contact at least two job-related references.