JOINT CPC & COC MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING THE CBC/RADIO-CANADA COVERAGE
Statement Regarding Safe Sport: Tricia Smith, President Canadian Olympic Committee, Marc-André Fabien, President Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees stand for sport free of harassment, abuse or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to the health and safety of all who play or work for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams and to doing our part to ensure safe sport is the standard.
We will both be in Red Deer, Alberta, next weekend, for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. We look forward to meeting with the Minister of Sport and our partners in the sport system to advance this important conversation and to take action to better safeguard those in sport today and into the future.
Part of our talks will focus on better harmonized mechanisms and actions to address harassment, abuse, and discrimination in the areas of awareness, prevention, reporting, management, and monitoring. The goal is to ensure a common understanding among stakeholders and supporting the safest possible environment for all participants from the club level all the way to Team Canada.
The COC and CPC will be strong and influential voices committed to driving meaningful improvements on this critical issue.
Canadian Olympic Committee:
Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4298 / Cell: 416-476-9174
Canadian Paralympic Committee:
Nicole Watts, Manager, Public Relations
Tel: 613-569-4333 x262 / Cell: 613-462-2700