At the Barrie Women's Hockey Association (BWHA), we are dedicated to upholding the principles of safe sport and ensuring that all members of our community are free from any form of maltreatment. We believe in fostering a healthy and inclusive culture that prioritizes the well-being of our athletes, coaches, and everyone involved in our organization.
Creating a safe sport environment requires collective action and collaboration among various organizations and government entities. It is crucial that we come together to identify solutions and establish clear roles and responsibilities in order to address the issue of maltreatment in sports comprehensively.
The BWHA aligns with the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) and Hockey Canada in their commitment to safeguarding athletes and promoting safe sport practices. In response to any allegations of maltreatment, the OWHA and Hockey Canada have implemented an Independent Third Party (ITP) complaint mechanism, which serves as a neutral platform for reporting and addressing such incidents.
We strongly encourage all individuals who have experienced or witnessed maltreatment, including those advocating on behalf of others, to communicate their concerns through the ITP. By utilizing this mechanism, you can ensure that your voice is heard and that appropriate actions are taken. For more information on the ITP, including the process of submitting a complaint and details for complainants and respondents, as well as access to relevant policies and procedures, we invite you to visit their website at https://sportcomplaints.ca/
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Together, let us stand against maltreatment and work towards creating a safe and inclusive sporting environment for all members of the BWHA community.