Statement of Commitment

As a not-for-profit organization focused on building a healthy, active community dedicated to inclusion, physical literacy and performance athletes, PISE believes that everyone participating in sport has the right to safe and inclusive environments free of maltreatment, including (but not limited to): abuse, harassment and discrimination.

What is Safe Sport?

“Safe Sport” ensures that environments in which staff interact for the purposes of sport are free of maltreatment, and are supported by and uphold behaviors defined in the BC Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC). PISE is committed to upholding SafeSport standards, which seeks that staff:

  • Have appropriate background screening and criminal record checks
  • Uphold the “rule of two”, where athlete interactions with adults are open and observable and involve other staff to be present.
  • Have completed necessary training in ethics, safe sport, and or the prevention of child abuse.

More information on the BC UCC (British Columbian Universal Code of Conduct can be found here.

Associated PISE Policies: All PISE policies are listed in our PISE Code of Conduct.

Reporting of Maltreatment

Any person who observes or has a suspicion of maltreatment in sport, and/or believe that observed or suspicious behaviors are in violation of the BC UCC should contact the National Safe Sport Hotline 1-888-83SPORT (1-888-837-7678).

If the behavior is related to activities at PISE, please contact the National Safe Sport Hotline and/or PISE’s Safe Sport reporting contact:

  • Brianna Coburn, Human Resources & Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 250-220-2587


Additional Reporting Resources

If you think anyone has been harmed, regardless of age, please report to the Police or RCMP.

Find a list of additional reporting resources below.

viaSport Flag Tool for Sport

viaSport’s Flag Tool for Sport is an anonymous tool to help coaches, parents, and administrators to identify and create strategies around addressing behaviors related to safety in sport. If you are unsure of whether a behavior from someone in your sport environment is appropriate or not, you can use this tool to learn more about how to address the behavior and take next steps in resolving the issue at hand. No complaints are filed through this tool. It simply provides next steps to manage difficult situations you witness in sport.