The P.E.I. government and Sport P.E.I. say they’re taking measures to protect youth in sport, responding to a series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada.
In a written statement to CBC News, the minister responsible for sport, Robert Mitchell, says P.E.I. requires that all provincial sports organizations have an abuse and harassment policy.
Those policies must be confirmed yearly as part of annual funding agreements between the sport division and provincial sports organizations.
Mitchell said the sport organization may choose to develop its own policy or use the policy of its national organization……
Sport PEI offers training for coaches around safe sport, including a module on making ethical decisions and another on respect in sport. It will also host a summit on safe sport at the end of March. MORE