Training and Screening

Training and screening are essential elements of ensuring our CKC community is safe and free of harassment and abuse for all participants.

The CKC Safe Sport policy contains recommended and required training and screening for different roles based on the risk level associated with the role and authority of community members. All Members or individuals associated with CKC in positions  of trust or authority will be required to submit screening documents and/or complete training.

Training

Training requirements include the completion of CAC Safe Sport Training and/or Respect in Sport – Activity Leaders Training for level 2 and 3 risk levels, and the recommended completion of this training for level 1 risk levels. All Coaches are also required to be Making Ethical Decisions certified.

All athletes on CKC teams, staff, volunteers working on a project on behalf of CKC (running a competition), committee or board members who are covered by a CKC Terms of Reference, National Level Officials and Integrated Sport Science Team members working with CKC teams will be required to complete Safe Sport Training before April 1st.

Screening

To help Member organizations effectively screen their staff, coaches, board members and volunteers, CKC is offering the use of the secure, confidential platform ckcmember.ca. Organizations can have their members submit the required screening documents and answer Screening questions based on their Level of Risk (including Police record checks, reference letters, confirmation of safe sport training etc.) using ckcmember.ca. Submissions will be independently verified by a dedicated third party appointed by CKC, and individuals will receive confirmation that they have been screened and approved, or whether more documentation is required.

Once an individual receives confirmation that they have been approved, they can forward this confirmation to the appropriate person at their organization for tracking purposes. Each organization is responsible for ensuring members of their organization whose position is one of trust or authority are Screened and Trained depending on their risk Level.

To access the Screening Form on ckcmember.ca, please click here.

The policy’s Screening Requirements Matrix as part of the Screening Policy outlines Risk Levels and Associated Recommended and Required Training and Screening.

For further information on the Training & Screening processes, please consult the full Safe Sport Policy Manual.

Member Adoption

To facilitate the adoption of CKC’s Safe Sport Policies, CKC has created a Safe Sport Member Declaration (EN/FN) which can be adopted by member organizations at the Board level and signed off on by the appropriate representative. Once completed, the declaration should be sent to CKC (lmacadam@canoekayak.ca).

CKC is also recommending that members develop a webpage dedicated to Safe Sport for information and links to the CKC Safe Sport hub page.

The steps for adoption are laid out in the graphic below: