Making golf safe for everyone
Sask Sport and Golf Saskatchewan strive to make golf (and all other sports) in Saskatchewan as safe as possible and welcoming for all participants. Keeping sport healthy, safe and fun has been a priority of Sask Sport for decades and we actively work with our membership and partners to fulfill that goal.
Sask Sport has many practices, policies and resources available (listed below) that assist with bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination, maltreatment and conflict in sport.
Safe Sport Contacts
Sask Sport has a Respect Resource Line available providing free, confidential and anonymous assistance to calls, texts or email inquiries regarding possible bullying, abuse, harassment or discrimination in sport.
- The Respect Resource Line (including e-support service) provides information, bilingual support, resources and referrals for sport in Saskatchewan regarding possible bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination or hazing. This confidential and anonymous resource, operating 365 days of the year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. is intended to assist callers in determining the most appropriate course of action to take. The Respect Resource Line staff is qualified to handle calls regarding child and youth maltreatment (national/provincial child and youth protection laws) and organization-specific risk management and dispute resolution models.
The Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Saskatchewan (ADR) provides neutral, third-party case management services to any sport in Saskatchewan.
- See PDF
Dispute Resolution Policy Suite
DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY SUITE: in order to maintain active status with Sask Sport Inc., all active and affiliate members were required to adopt a dispute resolution policy suite.
Golf Saskatchewan’s Dispute Resolution Policy Suite includes:
- Discipline and Complaints Policy (approved April 16, 2016)
- Code of Conduct Policy (approved April 16, 2016)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (approved April 16, 2016)
- Appeals Policy (approved April 16, 2016)
- Conflict of Interest Policy (approved April 16, 2016)
- Respect in Sport (approved June 24, 2013)
Saskatchewan Leading The Way With Safe Sport Campaign
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc. have teamed up to launch a joint marketing campaign to increase awareness on the tools and resources available to assist coaches, athletes and parents on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport.
“Thanks to the dedication of Sask Sport and the provincial sport organizations, coaches, parents and athletes, this campaign compliments the hard work already underway,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky.
“This effort has created a strong foundation for helping to prevent, identify and effectively deal with bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we are eager to share the important resources and information in order to continue to help keep sport safe, healthy and fun in Saskatchewan,” said volunteer Board Chair of Sask Sport Inc., Kenric Exner
Other Organizations and Programming Sources
RESPECT IN SPORT ACTIVITY LEADER PROGRAM is and online program educating youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. For more information please visit or call:
- Respect in Sport (RiS)
- Toll Free you can call 1-888-329-4009
RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM is an online program helping define a standard of behaviour for all parents to create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.
Kids Help Phone
- Toll Free you can call 1-800-668-6868
The COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA offers a variety of training programs that empower coaches with knowledge and skills, promote ethics, foster positive attitudes, build competence, and increase the credibility and recognition of coaches.
The COMMIT 2 KIDS program helps child-serving organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and create safer environments for children in their care.
- Commit 2 kids – Working Together to Keep Kids Safe in Sport
Sport offers incredible experiences and opportunities for children, which are integral to enhancing child development. Positive experiences are tied to healthy relationships between athletes and coaches, as well as to safe environments where adults are accountable for their actions and behaviors.
VOLUNTEER CANADA provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences.
As more information is provided, it will be added to this section.