Monthly Archives: November, 2017

3 questions parents should ask about their child’s coach

November 28th, 2017 Uncategorised

3 questions parents should ask about their child’s coach

Sport should be a safe place for athletes of all ages. The lessons learned are meant to be technical, physical and character-building, not traumatizing. But the recent sexual assault cases involving former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and former Canadian alpine ski coach Bertrand Charest have left many parents like me wondering: what are we doing to ensure sport is a safe place for our children? The CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada, Lorraine ​Lafrenière, has worked toward establishing a common set of rules for all sports to follow. MORE

Le coût ahurissant du harcèlement sexuel au travail

November 23rd, 2017 Uncategorised

Le coût ahurissant du harcèlement sexuel au travail

#MoiAussi, #BalanceTonPorc,… L’heure est au Grand Déballage, et c’est tant mieux. Oui, c’est tant mieux, car il est révoltant que le harcèlement sexuel ait été si longtemps toléré, en particulier au travail. C’est que ces agissements ignominieux sont inacceptables non seulement – c’est évident – d’un point de vue moral, mais aussi – et ça, c’est moins connu – d’un point de vue… économique. Explication. plus

Respect in Sport Title Sponsor for the 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit

November 15th, 2017 General News, Respect in Sport

Respect in Sport Title Sponsor for the 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit

 

“…[Sheldon] Kennedy, former NHL player, and Co-Founder of Respect Group, sees the Ontario Soccer Summit as the perfect platform for the Respect in Sport message. “Ontario Soccer has fully embraced the Respect in Sport programs, through their work on the Activity Leader / Coach program, as well as the Parent Program pilot,” said Kennedy. “The Ontario Soccer Summit offers yet another opportunity to bring our important message of prevention to those who make decisions in sport.””

Kennedy, who was a keynote speaker at last year’s Ontario Soccer Summit, will once again be present at this year’s event to connect with the Ontario Soccer community. MORE

Article: A Coach’s Plea to Parents

November 12th, 2017 General News, Parents

Article: A Coach’s Plea to Parents

 

An interesting article from Alison Beblin on letting the coaches do the coaching, and allowing your children to simply enjoy sport and just “let them play”. Read the full article here: MORE

Respect Group Receives Business Leaders Award

November 6th, 2017 General News, Respect in the Workplace

Respect Group Receives Business Leaders Award

Any successful business depends on its loyal clients. At Respect Group, ours are special. They believe, strongly, in creating respectful sport, school and workplace environments. That has taken leadership and conviction. Thank you, to each and every one of our incredible partners who have trusted us throughout the last 13 years. MORE

Town of Gull Lake Adopts Safe Places – Youth Certified

November 6th, 2017 Safe Places

Town of Gull Lake Adopts Safe Places – Youth Certified

 

“Gull Lake is the first community beyond Swift Current to officially adopt the Swift Current Safe Places initiative,” said Tim Marcus, Swift Current Chief Administrative Officer and Safe Places Committee Member. “We want to both congratulate and thank Mayor Blake Campbell and Gull Lake Town Council for this significant step.” As is the case in Swift Current, residents of Gull Lake – particularly those who come into contact with youth – can anticipate a push from Town Council to become Youth Certified. “Many of our community members volunteer with kids locally as well as in Swift Current,” said Campbell. “One of the aspects of Safe Places that we really appreciate is that it’s a portable certification, so our residents who become Youth Certified here in Gull Lake will have their credentials recognized in Swift Current.” MORE To learn about having your city or town become Youth Certified email us at: info@respectgroupinc.com

Respect Group Partners With Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

November 6th, 2017 General News, Respect in Sport

Respect Group Partners With Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Respect Group is pleased to announce our partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.  Jumpstart is a national charity which helps remove barriers that prevent kids from reaching their full potential through sport and recreation. Jumpstart helps kids in financial need access sport and recreation opportunities by assisting with participation costs. Our relationship will span Respect in Sport training for all Jumpstart volunteers and the co-development of “Keeping Girls in Sport” an online training program for those coaching/mentoring girls to ensure, safe, life-long participation. Stay tuned, in subsequent Newsletters, to learn more!

 

Respect Group: Proud Sponsor of USport Soccer Nationals/Scholarship Breakfast

November 2nd, 2017 Respect in Sport, Sheldon Kennedy

Respect Group: Proud Sponsor of USport Soccer Nationals/Scholarship Breakfast

 

Sheldon Kennedy, Co-Founder of Respect Group, will be the guest speaker at the WolfPack’s fourth Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Thursday, September 28th, and he will host a special screening of the documentary Swift Current the evening before.

Kennedy commented: “I think these events give Respect Group and TRU an opportunity to show collective leadership within the University sports community. Beyond that, I think it sets the stage for Kamloops to demonstrate to other Canadian cities why being the Tournament Capital of Canada comes with a responsibility to really be the best.” Ken Olynyk, Director of Athletics and Recreation said “Having Respect Group (Sheldon Kennedy) come on as a sponsor for the men’s soccer nationals speaks volumes about the connection and importance of the work that is so imperative in sport, the workplace and our community.  I know Sheldon will have a great message for our WolfPack Scholarship Breakfast and truly understands the connection between sport and life.” The USport Men’s Soccer Nationals will be hosted by TRU at Hillside Stadium November 9-12th.  Information on that event and the 4th annual WolfPack Scholarship breakfast are available on the TRU website: www.gowolftpack.tru.ca

The Ontario Volleyball Association Implements Respect in Sport for Parents

November 1st, 2017 Parents, Respect in Sport

The Ontario Volleyball Association Implements Respect in Sport for Parents

 

The Ontario Volleyball Association is proud to announce that the Respect in Sport Parent Program will be required by all Club Member parents, effective for the 2017-2018 season.

This is a testament to the dedication the OVA and its members have in making this amazing sport fun and enjoyable for all.
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