As a provincial governing body, Softball BC is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of maltreatment.
Softball BC's Safe Sport initiative emphasizes the importance of that commitment by educating individuals on the harmful effects associated with such behaviours, and outlining the preventative measures put in place to lower the probability of them occurring.
Softball BC has ZERO tolerance for any type of abuse.
Individuals are required to report instances of abuse or suspected abuse to their local association or to Softball BC to be immediately reviewed under the terms of the applicable policy.
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Softball BC aims to create welcoming environments that reflect the rich diversity of British Columbia, as well as its membership. Softball BC's Inclusion Policy outlines expectations for all athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators in an effort to engage under-represented populations in our membership.
Softball BC follows Softball Canada's Concussion Protocol which is designed as a guide to help the management of athletes who may have a suspected concussion as a result of participation in a Softball BC activity which could include a try-out, game or tournament.
The protocol aims to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care and proper management to allow them to return back to the sport safely.
To learn more about the Return to Sport guidelines, click here.
Softball Canada and Softball BC strongly oppose the use, possession, and the supply of banned substances/practices in competitive play by all athletes, coaches, administrators and officials. As such, Softball Canada has adopted the Canadian Anti- Doping Program (CADP) as its primary domestic anti-doping policy. Administered on behalf of Softball Canada by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the CADP is fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, International Standards and Guidelines.
Athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does NOT affect the status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction.