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Respect Group

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 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 parents’ 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 160,000 coaches are Respect Certified along with over 90,000 parents who have completed the Parent Program.
Respect Group is proud to sponsor and be a part of Hockey Canada’s Century Tour!

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