How to keep our kids safe in the sport they love to do? We thought it important to highlight a new national body that has been set up specifically to investigate abuse in sport wherever it's found. There are no boundaries to its ability of investigation over all national sport organizations. So if swimmers see abuse or are abused, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is there to help.
Thanks to the Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, last week announced the formation of this independent investigation unit with a national toll-free confidential helpline for victims and witnesses of abuse in sport.
This service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, by phone or text at 1-888-83SPORT (77678), and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi was co-chair of the Minister’s Safe Sport Working Group and had this to say about it:
"Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada will speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. They will provide a safe place for people to go and they will be impartial and fair to all parties." Swimming Canada
Everyone Swims Safe!