Taekwondo Canada has taken the pledge and is now a proud promotor of the Responsible Coaching Movement. Our organization has also joined the True Sport Foundation movement and partnered with Respect Group. By taking these steps, our sport is committing to implement updated supportive policies and processes to ensure the safety and protection of our athletes and coaches as well as provide our coaches with the tools and training necessary to reflect the best possible, socially acceptable in Canada professional and ethical standards of behaviour.
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and supported by the True Sport Foundation. This initiative has the intention to affect all sport organizations and coaches.
It is important to emphasize that most Multisport Organizations funding sport activities at the National, Provincial and Municipal levels also took this pledge. Commitment to the RCM movement is expected from all funded partners in all regions of Canada.
Increasing coaches’ ethical conduct and behaviour toward athletes requires that coaches be trained to understand what it means to act ethically.This training would include the Make Ethical Decisions module within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), as well as training in abuse and harassment prevention, such as Respect in Sport, before and during their coaching career.
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