The Respect in Sport – Officials program is the foundational, on-line training tool for Canadian Safe Sport, designed specifically for sport officials including, but not limited to: referees, umpires, judges, linesmen and lineswomen, commissaires, technical officials, starters, data specialists, timekeepers, scorekeepers, etc.
The one-hour online program helps officials understand their legal and moral duty of care while providing the necessary tools to create a rewarding, safe, and respectful sport environment. Officials want to succeed at enforcing the rules with neutrality, while maintaining the standards of fair and safe play.
Using relevant "real-world" scenarios, engaging interactivity, and a versatile learning platform, Respect in Sport provides officials with the tools to protect the integrity of their sport and those who participate in it.
The program has already been used by many sports organizations across the country.
“Our Officials are a crucial part of minor hockey and I’m thankful that the Respect in Sport – Officials Program exists to help keep the game fair, respectful and fun for all participants," said Dave Wedlake, Chair of the OMHA Referees Program. "This program gives Officials the necessary tools to manage and identify bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD) behaviour.”
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