The Responsible Coaching Movement

The Responsible Coaching Movement is a system-wide movement that is being led and coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The Responsible Coaching Movement is a call to action for all Parents, Club Associations, Sports Organizations and Coaches to implement realistic change to ensure the health and safety of athletes is maintained on and off the ice, field or pool.

RINGETTE BC took the pledge and you can too!
Take the Pledge today: TAKE THE PLEDGE

To find out more about the Responsible Coaching Movement visit the Coaching Association of Canada’s Webpage: Responsible Coaching Movement

Safe Sport Resources

  • Rule of Two

    The first principle of the Responsible Coaching Movement is the RULE OF TWO.

    The Rule of Two stipulates that there will always be two screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete especially a minor athlete. In the event that a second screened and NCCP Trained or certified coach is not available then a screened volunteer, parent or adult can be recruited.

  • Ethical Behaviour

    The third principle of the Responsible Coaching Movement is Ethical Behaviour. All Coaches and Volunteers must complete Respect in Sport Training or a comparable program. Coaches complete Making Ethical Decisions modules and evaluations.

Education Modules

Respect in Sport
For Coaches and Activity Leaders

To learn more about the Respect Group visit their website: or click the image.

Ringette BC and Ringette Canada recognize Respect in Sport as one of the education modules for coaches and leaders in ringette on understanding safe sport practices and initiatives.

In addition to the Coach and Activity Leader Education Respect Group offers a Parent program:

Canadian Sport Helpline

Introduced in 2019 to help support athletes and other sport participants who are experiencing abuse in sport. The Helpline is completely anonymous and available to everyone across Canada.

Access the helpline toll free from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), seven days a week by telephone, text, live chat or email in both official languages.

The Canadian Sport Helpline is funded by Government of Canada.