Safe Sport

Wavelength Sailing School in partnership with Sail Canada is committed to providing everyone involved in the sport of sailing a safe and welcoming environment in which to participate. As we work towards ensuring as positive, safe, and inclusive environment, Sail Canada has created a harmonious policy package to set the expectations for safe sport across the country which Wavelength Sailing School has adopted.

The policies that make up the Safe Sport Policy Package include:

Code of Conduct including the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport
Protection Policy
Social Media Policy
Screening Policy
Whistle Blower Policy
Discipline and Complaints Policy
Appeal Policy
Dispute Resolution Policy

These policies are designed to provide guidance and direction to all sailing activity across the country, applicable to Sail Canada, Ontario Sailing as well as Wavelength Sailing School within the confines of any applicable provincial legislation that may have authority over any aspect of the Safe Sport Policy Package and the policies contained
within the package. Leaders of each of Sail Canada’s Member Organizations should adopt the Policy Package, as presented, for their organization and join Sail Canada and Ontario Sailing in the commitment to making sport, especially sailing, a safe and positive experience for everyone involved.

The implementation of a harmonious policy package helps ensure that all Individuals involved in sailing in Canada know and understand a consistent standard of expected  behaviour and there is a comprehensive system to address any matters that may impact the safe environment in an immediate, appropriate, and equitable manner.

These policies work together to address both prevention and response to issues related to the wide area related to safe sport. The policies are a package and work together, for example there is one set of definitions for the package of policies and the Discipline and Complaints Policy details process and jurisdiction for all complaints.  Therefore, if any policy is excerpted in whole or in part from the Safe Sport Policy Package it must be done with knowledge and disclosure to any receiving party, that it is a part of the complete Safe Sport Policy Package.

Wavelength Sailing School and Sail Canada takes any situation involving misconduct or Maltreatment very seriously; for this reason, we are committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and procedures for preventing and addressing all forms of misconduct or Maltreatment. These policies, found within the Safe Sport Policy Package, provide the consistent clear policy system to ensure sailing in Canada is safe and welcoming.

Read the full policy here