If you feel at risk of immediate harm, call 9-1-1. If you are in need of support and don’t know where to turn, the following organizations may be able to provide you with guidance:

Independent Third Party for Safe Sport Concerns

Tennis Canada knows how important it is to provide a safe, secure, and independent way of reporting issues that are impacting an individual directly or that they have become aware of. Tennis Canada has enlisted the services of an Independent Third Party company called Whistleblower Security. To report a concern, please contact their 24/7/365 bilingual hotline at 1-866-921-6714.

Additionally, you may get in touch with the Independent Third Party organization Integrity Counts at their email address or via their website.

Abuse-Free Sport

Sport Canada requires all federally funded NSOs to become a signatory of the Abuse-Free Sport Program and to identify a pool of participants. As such, Tennis Canada has identified National Tennis Centre and National High Performance Program athletes, team coaches, program staff, billets and the organization’s board of directors as its pool. We will continue to support everyone in tennis through its pre-existing and robust independent third party reporting process listed below.

Abuse-Free Sport is Canada’s independent system for preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport, working with others throughout the Canadian sport system to ensure that every participant – no matter the sport, the level, or the role – has a safe, positive and enriching experience. Under Abuse-Free Sport, The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is responsible to administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) using trauma-informed processes that are compassionate and efficient, and provide fairness, respect, and equity to all parties involved. To learn more about Abuse-Free Sport, please visit abuse-free-sport.ca.

Canadian Sport Helpline
Call: 1-888-83SPORT (77678)
Email: info@abuse-free-sport.ca

Kids Help Phone
Call: 1-800-688-6868
Text “CONNECT” to 686868

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Hope for Wellness Help Line
Call: 1-855-242-3310

Trans Lifeline
Call: 1-877-330-6336

LGBT Youth Line
Call: 1-800-268-9688

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
To report images of online child exploitation, visit the CyberTip website.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)
Call: 1-866-633-4220, 416-340-4156

Sport’aide
Call: 1 833 211-AIDE (2433),  1 833 245-HELP (4357)

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

For access to educational resources on violence and abuse prevention, bullying and mental health, please explore the following:

For information on background checks, which are commonly required for volunteers or employees of most organizations, please consult the Tennis Canada Background Checks Guide.

With regards to conducting record checks on youth under the age of 18, more information is available here.

Please click on the corresponding links below for information regarding the relevant topic.

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