Abuse-Free Sport Helpline

The Abuse-Free Sport Helpline.is here to provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed / intervene appropriately in the circumstances. The Helpline continues to be available to all Canadians, regardless of their sport, level of participation, or where they live within the country. They do not have to be participants of an Abuse-Free Sport signatory organization to access the Helpline.

Further information on their services and how to contact them can be found here. Some questions you may have with respect to the area you are concerned with or who is involved may be answered below, but if you are unsure please use this service to get the help and direction you need. 

Other Resources that may be helpful:

Independent Third Party

CKC has appointed an Independent Third Party (ITP) who any person within the CKC community, at any level, can contact to report or discuss incidents of abuse or harassment of any kind. Officers are available to communicate in English or French. Officers identifying as male or female are always available based on the preference of the complainant. 

CKC has contracted W&W Dispute Resolution Services for this role. They may be reached directly and independently through the email address below. This is a confidential email address which will only be accessed by the Independent Third Party. 

Reports should be made within fourteen days of an incident, however all incidents of concern occurring within the CKC community from any time frame should be brought to the Independent Third Party for review and follow up.

Reporting Abuse or Harassment is often a difficult process. To this end, a person can expect the following when contacting the Independent Third Party:

  • All reports will be kept entirely confidential, in line with the wishes of the person making the complaint. This includes confidentiality from CKC staff.
  • Complaint will be followed up on in a timely manner.
  • The Independent Third Party is available to support persons making a complaint through the process and will provide advice and guidance on steps as and if a complaint proceeds.
  • Complaint will be taken seriously, and rigorously examined.
  • Complaint will be managed in the language, and by an officer of the gender identity of your choice.

Should any complaint or concern come to the attention of the CEO or any CKC representative, it will be forwarded to the Independent Third Party.

Reporting a Complaint

There are 2 mechanisms with respect to reporting a complaint which are used depending on the nature of the complaint and the jurisdiction of the respondent.  The table below provides some detail as to which independent authority would receive the complaint.  Again, for any questions please refer our CKC Policy Suite and to the Canadian Sport Helpline to help guide you through this process. 

What  Abuse Free Sport Participant   Individual (defined in CKC policies) 
Alleged UCCMS breach  Abuse-Free Sport (reporting link) Independent Third Party 
Any other misconduct allegation under CKC policies  Independent Third Party (reporting email) Independent Third Party