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XCSO adopts Pan Canadian Safe Sport Policy Suite

Cross Country Ski Ontario will launch a new suite of Safe Sport policies in collaboration with Nordiq Canada.  A harmonized approach is the most effective way to prevent and address maltreatment in sport. Thus a Pan Canadian suite of safe sport policies has been adopted by the XCSO Board of Directors.  Nordiq Canada has provided a template policy suite that will require customization by the clubs.  Robust policies adopted at the club, Division and National level ensure everyone who participates in our sport is subject to the same standards of behaviour.  Our sport environment is evolving and so must we as leaders in our sport.

Substantive Policies include:

  • Athlete Protection Policy
  • Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Social Media Policy
  • Screening Policy
  • Whistle Blower Policy

Procedural Policies include:

  • Discipline and Complaints Policy
  • Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Appeal Policy

Clubs must adopt these policies by November 1, 2023.  Those clubs joining later in the season will be required to adopt the policies within 3 months of joining XCSO – please see Implementation Schedule.  Please consider attending XCSO Information Sessions on Tuesday, May 23rd or Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30pm.

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