Triathlon BC Joins Over 50 Other Amateur Sport Organizations in Antibullying Stance
Bullying is unwelcome or aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and can take many forms including physical, verbal, emotional or other types of intimidating or humiliating behaviours. The behaviour is often repeated and can occur on or away from the playing field, court or arena.
A sport environment in which participants – athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials – are exposed to negative experiences, such as bullying, can be harmful and cause individuals to quit, and Triathlon BC, together with viaSport and the Government of BC want to ensure participants at every level of sport are aware that bullying of any form cannot be tolerated.
To achieve this, the BC sport sector is committed to promoting positive, respectful, engaging, accessible and inclusive environments for all participants, and to ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive sport culture and environment for all British Columbians.
The #ERASEbullying campaign is an important part of this initiative and a key highlight will be on Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, when sport organizations across BC will come together to celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport.
DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT
Download the Declaration of Commitment and have your affiliated Club sign it.
PLEDGE TO #ERASEBULLYING
We encourage you to become an advocate and Pledge to #ERASEbullying in sport! By taking the Pledge, you are showing that you care about making B.C.’s sport system safer for all participants.