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Coach and Swimmer Resources

Safe Sport & Respect in Sport

As part of their registration, all coaches must complete either the Coaches Association of Canada Safe Sport module or the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program. It must be renewed every 5 years.

Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program

  • The Activity Leader Program is a 2.5 hour online training program designed to educate those working with athletes to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.
  • This program costs $30
  • When registering, under Association Information, please click the plus and then find your club to select it
  • Certified Coaches receive 3 PD points for completing the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program (in the Communication to the NCCP part of registration you must click allow and enter your date of birth)
  • Further program access instructions and information: Respect in Sport Activity Leaders.

CAC Safe Sport Module

  • The Safe Sport module is approximately 45 minutes and is provided to provide knowledge, training and skills to create healthy and safe environments to recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.
  • Free
  • Certified Coaches receive 2 PD points for completing the Safe Sport Module
  • This can be completed in The Locker

Coach Professional Development Modules

  • The below can can be completed in The Locker as eLearning Modules
    • Make Ethical Decisions
    • Anti-Racism in Sport
    • Mental Health in Sport
    • Understanding the Rule of Two
    • Support Through Sport
      • Understanding Teen Dating Violence
      • Bystander Empowerment
      • Gender Based Violence in Sport
      • Modelling Heathy Relationships

Respect in Sport provides other Safe Sport educational programs for all Swimming Canada participants, including officials, athletes, parents.

Respect in Sport for Parents Program

  • Swim Ontario recommends that all parents complete this program
  • The Parent Program is a one-hour online training program for parents/guardians, reinforcing their role in their child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviours, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals play, such as coaches and officials.
  • This program costs $12 and is transferable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.
  • There are no PD points available for completing the Respect in Sport for Parents Program
  • Further program access instructions and information : Respect in Sport Parents.

Respect in the Workplace Program

  • Respect in the Workplace is a 90 minute online training program designed to empower people to recognize and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
  • This program is available for free to Swimming Canada and it’s affiliated organizations.
  • Please contact natloffice@swimming.ca for access to the Respect in the Workplace Program.
  • There are no PD points available for completing the Respect in the Workplace Program


Swim Ontario is committed to providing fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environments, free of abuse, harassment and bullying. Below are a number of resources to help clubs and organizations foster abuse, harassment and bully free environments.

Dare to Care

Through age-appropriate, sport-specific workshops and skill development sessions, players/athletes will be provided with the knowledge to identify bullying vs. normal conflict and will be given bystander training so they can effectively stand up for themselves or assist other teammates before incidents of bullying escalate.

The Dare to Care Athlete/Team workshop emphasizes the importance of respect, empathy, and social responsibility (reporting bullying incidents).



  • Click here to search Ontario’s Victim Services directory.
  • The Ontario Government provides legal aid funding for independent legal advice for survivors of sexual violence. Details about this program are available here.
  • Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Exchange (SHARE) is a service that supports all workers in Ontario with experiences of workplace sexual harassment, workplace-related sexual assault, and gender-based harassment in the workplace. They provide free, confidential legal advice to workers about all legal and non-legal options to address their experience.
  • Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC)
  • Ontario Victim/Witness Assistance Program helps victims and witnesses of violent crime who may need to go to court.
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline provides 24/7 counselling and referrals to shelters, legal advice, and other help.
  • Fem’aide is a 24/7 anonymous crisis counselling and referral service for Francophone and French speaking women.
  • Talk4Healing is a 24/7, culturally sensitive crisis counselling, advice, and support line for Indigenous Women and their families living in urban, rural, and remote communities, both on and off reserve.
  • For help getting connected to community, social, health-related and government services in your local area, contact 211 by phone Toll-free: 1-877-330-3213 or by online live chat service here (available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. EST).
  • Male survivors of sexual abuse can call Toll-free: 1-866-887-0015 to access 24/7, multilingual support for immediate crisis and referral services.
  • The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres provides comprehensive care to persons who have experience a recent sexual assault and/or act of violence by an intimate partner with comprehensive care including crisis support, health, and forensic services


Swim Ontario is an inclusive organization and welcomes full participation of all individuals in our programs and activities, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. Swim Ontario encourages participation in the sport of swimming and will ensure that equity, diversity and inclusion are key considerations when developing, updating or delivering Swim Ontario policies and programs


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