Respect in Sport
Respect Group was incorporated on April 5th, 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue
their common passion; the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.
Respect Group has enlisted internationally acclaimed curriculum partner, the Canadian Red Cross (RespectED), and created a best-in-class e-learning platform, designed for mass consumption. Expert content and a professional on-line certification model round out Respect Group’s fully outsourced risk management/behavior change solutions for sport, schools and the workplace.
Their Mission is to empower people to recognize and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment through interactive, online certification.
Their Vision is to eliminate abuse, bullying and harassment by inspiring a global culture of respect.
Respect in Sport provides two seperate training programs:
1. Activity Leader/Coach Program
2. Parent Program
The Activity Leader/Coach Program is a mandatory training program for all volunteers working with youth in Minor Hockey including coaches, managers and trainers.
Beginning with the 2015-16 minor hockey season parents of players in the HEO jurisdiction are required to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program. The program is taken online at a cost of $12.00 and a minimum of 1 parent from each family with players at the U7 or U9 level must take the program.
Parents who have taken the Activity Leader/Coach program must still take the Parent program.
To visit the Respect in Sport website and read more about both programs go to http://respectinsport.com/activity-leader-program/