Risk Management

Every volunteer or employee, who at any time could be expected in the performance of their duties to be alone with any registered youth player, or who handles finances on behalf of a team or club, must have a criminal record check/vulnerable sector check on file with their home club.

BCSA RULE 21 - RISK MANAGEMENT

a) All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization, age 19 and over, who at any time could be expected in the performance of their duties to:
ii) be entrusted with performing financial duties;
iii) be responsible for book keeping or bank account(s) or any other monetary duties;
must have on file the results of a Criminal Record Check.

b) All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization, age 19 and over, who at any time could be expected in the performance of their duties to:
i) be with any vulnerable person
must have on file the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check.

c) All directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer, age 19 and over, must have the results of a completed Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check on file from within the last 12 months. All directors and every volunteer or employee of a BC Soccer affiliated organization, age 19 and over, must have the results of a completed
Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check on file from within the last 36
months.

The approved agencies for Criminal Record Checks are:

  1. RCMP
  2. Municipal Police Departments
  3. myBackCheck.com
  4. Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP)

For more information please visit  BC Soccer Risk Management.

BC Soccer YOUTHSAFE Program

To promote the health, safety and protection of participants in the game of soccer. BC Soccer has adopted the YOUTHSAFE PROGRAM in order to exclude from participation in its activities all persons who have been convicted of felonies, crimes of violence or crimes against persons.

It intends to foster safe circumstances for every youth who participates in any activity affiliated with BC Soccer by informing and educating all coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, volunteers, employees and parents of youth participants of the risks connected with youth programs.

BC Soccer YOUTHSAFE Program

Respect In Sport (RIS) Program

BC Soccer believes in the power of soccer and look to develop our game by emphasizing its benefits of active and healthy living while supporting our member clubs, districts, and leagues to strengthen and unite their local soccer community.

Ultimately our goal is to promote continued and sustainable soccer and community development and overall growth for our game in every region of British Columbia. In order to achieve this goal we must ensure all partners are working in collective harmony while also embracing BC Soccer’s Mission of “Developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive, and team play.

Respect in Sport Soccer Parent E-Learning Course

BC Soccer is pleased present the Respect in Sport Parent Education Program.

Respect in Sport, Canada’s only interactive, online certification program to protect our youth and enhance an organization’s mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for all. Respect in Sport was developed as a grassroots online tool so sport and community organizations can deliver on their commitment to creating a safer environment for all participants; coaches, managers, trainers, administration and volunteers and even parents!

The fee for this user friendly 1 hour online course is $12, collected by Respect in Sport.

Respect in Sport Soccer - Coach Education

BC Soccer is pleased present the Respect in Sport Coach / Activity Leader E-learning Education Program.

Respect in Sport, Canada’s only interactive, online certification program to protect our youth and enhance an organization’s mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for all. Respect in Sport was developed as a grassroots online tool so sport and community organizations can deliver on their commitment to creating a safer environment for all participants; coaches, managers, trainers, administration and volunteers and even parents!

The fee for this user friendly 2.5 hour online course is $30, collected by Respect in Sport.

BC Soccer Harassment Policy

In the Fall of 2015, the BC Soccer Board of Directors approved amendments to the Conduct, Ethics and Discipline Standards and Policy document, which included updates and directives from Canada Soccer.  A portion of these amendments included adding section 1.7 “Free of Harassment” which resulted in a redundancy with the BC Soccer Harassment Policy.  As a result, in January 2016, the BC Soccer Board of Directors dissolved the BC Soccer Harassment Policy as the handling of harassment is captured in the undated Conduct, Ethics and Discipline Standards and Policy document.

2016-17 UISA Executive Harassment Officers: Samantha White and Marc Paris