Safe Sport Resources
Sask Sport Resource Line
The Sask Sport Resource Line (including e-support service) provides information, bilingual support, resources and referrals for sport in Saskatchewan regarding possible bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination or hazing.
This confidential and anonymous resource, operating 365 days of the year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., is intended to assist callers in determining the most appropriate course of action to take.
The Sask Sport Resource Line staff is qualified to handle calls regarding child and youth maltreatment (national/provincial child and youth protection laws) and organization-specific risk management and dispute resolution models.
Phone: 1-888-329-4009 Text: 1-306-717-9636 email@example.com
Kids Help Phone
If you, or a child you know needs help, the KIDS HELP PHONE (1-800-668-6868) is Canada’s only national 24-hour bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.
Canada Basketball Safe Sport Programming
Canada Basketball believes that everyone has the right to enjoy the sport at whatever level or position they participate. Athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment, or maltreatment. Please visit their page for numerous resources including educational opportunities
Rule of Two
The Rule of 2 serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present. The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable, and justifiable. This includes closed-door meetings, travel, and training environments, amongst others.
Good Rule of Two Implementation Practices:
- Ensure a coach is never alone and out of sight with a participant without another screened coach or screened adult (parent or volunteer) present.
- Allow training environment to be open to observation.
- Ensure a participant rides in a coach’s vehicle with another adult present.
- Consider the gender of the participant(s) when selecting the screened coaches and volunteers present.
- Eliminate one-to-one electronic messaging. Ensure that all communications are sent to the group and/or include parents.
Please click on the topics below to view the additional procedures and policies of Basketball Saskatchewan.