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Canada Artistic Swimming joins federal government’s safe sport program

Canada Artistic Swimming says it has signed an settlement to affix Abuse-Free Sport, the federal government’s program to stop and tackle maltreatment in sport.

The governing physique for inventive swimming in Canada can have entry to the brand new Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which is the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, following a transition interval that can finish no later than Dec. 31.

Canada’s sport minister Pascale St-Onge has given nationwide sport organizations a deadline of April to sign on with OSIC, or danger shedding federal funding.

Athletes in quite a few sports activities together with gymnastics, bobsled and skeleton have been vocal about maltreatment of their sports activities, amid what St-Onge has known as a “safe-sport disaster” in Canada.

Canada Artistic Swimming’s settlement comes a day after Luge Canada and AthletesCAN, the affiliation of Canada’s nationwide group athletes, mentioned they’re becoming a member of Abuse-Free Sport.

“Canada Artistic Swimming acknowledges that safe sport is everybody’s accountability,” Jackie Buckingham, chief govt officer of Canada Artistic Swimming, mentioned in a launch.

“We’re totally dedicated to doing our half to help a rising nationwide motion that’s altering the tradition of sport on this nation.”

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