The Canadian Sport Helpline is an anonymous, national toll-free helpline offering assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination. The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.
Biathlon Canada has named Brian Ward as its Independent Third Party Safe Sport Officer. This individual will guide you through the complaints process and/or explore other options where appropriate. This Independent Officer is empowered to supersede Biathlon Canada staff and launch appropriate policies as required based on evidence or a situation reported. Your contact with the Independent Third Party is confidential, subject to certain legal limits.
The existence of this Independent Third-Party does not prevent individuals from contacting Biathlon Canada directly with complaints if they are comfortable with the process.
You may contact Brian Ward directly.
Biathlon Canada is currently in the process of developing and approving policies to adhere to Safe Sport standards following an independent review by Sport Law and Strategy Group.
Biathlon Canada recommends all of the following Safe Sport training options but encourages all members to consult their Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO/Division) and their Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCR) to determine exactly which training is required for coaches within their jurisdiction.
This Safe Sport Training eLearning Module is developed by the Coaching Association of Canada to give you the tools to recognize, prevent and address maltreatment in sport. The 90-minute free eLearning module is available in English and French, works across all platforms and devices, meets accessibility guidelines and is available now in the Locker. Certified coaches will also earn Professional Development points upon completing it.
Biathlon Canada has developed Sport Concussion Guidelines and a Concussion Policy in order to protect and manage the health and safety of all participants in the sport of biathlon in Canada, including summer and winter training and competition. This document is based on the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport (Parachute, 2017) and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network Sport-Related Concussion Guidelines for Canadian National and National Development High-Performance Athletes (COPSIN, 2018).Sport Concussion GuidelinesConcussion Policy