Lacrosse Canada joining Abuse-Free Sport on March 31, 2023

Mar. 31, 2023

Lacrosse Canada is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Lacrosse Canada, and its stakeholders - National Volunteers (LC Board of Directors, Sector & Committee Chairs), LC Staff, National Team Athletes, National Team Coaches, National Team Staff and National Team Event volunteers, will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport.

“Lacrosse Canada recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility. We’re fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country. As part of that commitment, we’re pleased to sign on to Abuse-Free Sport and to soon have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints,” Jane Clapham, Executive Director said. “The sport community has been asking for just this kind of consistent national program. It’s an important step forward for everyone involved in sport in Canada.”

We have completed full adoption of the UCCMS.

There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program HERE, on the OSIC website HERE, and on the Lacrosse Canada website HERE.


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About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners -NormaTec Recovery Systems, Zoll, Gait Lacrosse, Cascade Lacrosse, Signature Lacrosse and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.


Taylor Retter
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Lacrosse Canada
Phone: 613-260-2029

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