Respect in Sport

Respect Group - Respect in Sport Programs

RESPECT - LEARN IT. LIVE IT. PASS IT ON. Respect Group was created by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion; working to empower people to recognize and prevent abuse, bullying, and harassment. Through interactive, online certification Respect Group employs their vision of inspiring a global culture of respect in sport and recreation, the workplace, our schools, and ultimately the community.

Respect in Sport is huge, it reflects respect in life and allows people to develop and grow to what their potential would suggest, and it’s not just the game of hockey." – Tom Renney

RESPECT IN SPORT FOR ACTIVITY LEADERS AND COACHES offers an engaging and easy to use internet-based training course for sport leaders of all levels. The intent of this training is to:

  • Empower and educate youth leaders/coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.
  • Build a holistic culture of respect within the sport community.
  • Provide fundamental training tools which enable ALL coaches and youth leaders to become even better role models for the young athletes in their care.

RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM compliments the Activity Leader & Coach program by reinforcing a parent's role in their child’s activities. It empowers parents to:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of their children.
  • Encourage proper communication with officials and coaches.
  • Make sport and recreation result in a positive experience for all.

In Canadian hockey, over 230,200 coaches are Respect Certified along with over 319,000 parents who have completed the Parent Program.

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