2024 Safe Sport

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) believes that everyone in the sport has the right to enjoy the sport at all levels of participation. Athletes, coaches, officials, umpires and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

RCA believes the welfare of everyone involved in the sport is a foremost consideration and in particular the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual and member in the rowing community.

RCA recognizes that this is an evolving area of focus for all sports in Canada. Our safe sport program will continue to focus on education, prevention and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures.

Our goal is to ensure that all members and registered participants of Rowing Canada Aviron have the resources required to access a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environment.



Rowing Prince Edward Island has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health, safety and physical and mental well-being of every Individual that is involved in the Province of Prince Edward Island rowing community.

Rowing Prince Edward Island takes any situation involving misconduct or Maltreatment very seriously; for this reason, Rowing Prince Edward Island is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and processes for preventing and addressing all forms of misconduct or Maltreatment.

This Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual contains policies for the entire Province of Prince Edward Island rowing community, that are applicable across the Province of Prince Edward Island and from the club level to the national team. The policies are intended to promote a safe sport environment in a manner that allows for consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action should any issues arise, but also to prevent issues from arising by communicating expected standards of behaviour to all participants.

This Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual has been prepared by RCA and has been adopted by Rowing Prince Edward Island as the applicable safe sport policies in Province of Prince Edward Island. Should any individuals involved with rowing programs, including Athletes, coaches, umpires, officials, volunteers, and parents/guardians of Athletes, wish to Report any instance of misconduct or Maltreatment, it must do so directly to the Independent Third Party, who will then determine the appropriate forum and manner to address the complaint.

This Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual incorporates the substantive aspects of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). However, since the UCCMS may continue to evolve in the foreseeable future, this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Policy Manual incorporates the key elements of the current version of the UCCMS in order to ensure that any of the unacceptable behaviour described in the UCCMS is incorporated herein and is applicable to the entire Province of Prince Edward Island rowing community. Going forward, this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Policy Manual may be amended further if modifications are made to the UCCMS to ensure that the UCCMS is fully incorporated and can be implemented appropriately by Rowing Prince Edward Island. In the event that the UCCMS is modified before amendments are made to this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual, any such modifications shall be incorporated in this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual by reference.

It should also be noted that certain policies found in this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Manual also apply to matters beyond safe sport (i.e., the Appeal Policy). As such, these policies will also be published on Rowing Prince Edward Island’s website so that they are accessible and applicable in all relevant areas.

Lastly, Rowing Prince Edward Island notes and wishes to advise the Province of Prince Edward Island rowing community that, if any Policy, in whole or in part, is excerpted from this Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport  Manual, any such action must be taken with the knowledge, and disclosure to any receiving party, that the Policy is part of the Safe Sport Manual, which may impact its application or understanding.


Rowing Prince Edward Island Safe Sport Policy Manual
Effective August 1, 2021
Rowing PEI Safe Sport Manual
Effective January 20, 2022

Rowing PEI (the club) has adopted the Safe Sport Manual in line with requirements set by Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) and Rowing Prince Edward Island, our governing rowing bodies. 

There are five policies as part of this manual:
1.       Code of Conduct and Ethics
2.       Harassment, Discipline and Complaints Policy
3.       Appeal Policy
4.       Social Media Policy
5.       Screening Policy 
All members will need to acknowledge annually that they have read and agree to abide by these safe sport policies as a member of Rowing PEI and Rowing Prince Edward Island.


More details about RCA Safe Sport can be found here:  https://rowingcanada.org/safe-sport/

The Canadian Sport Helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline, funded by the Government of Canada, is a listening and referral service monitored by live operators from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week. Users will have a choice of communicating via a toll-free phone line, email, text or live chat, in the official language of their choice.

The helpline is 1-888-83-SPORT. More information can be found at: www.abuse-free-sport.ca

If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about a suspected incident of child abuse Click here to find your local child welfare agency. If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local police.


RCA Policies

RCA Equity and Diversity Policy

RCA Concussion Policy

RCA Trans Inclusion Policy