“Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)” – For individuals who are volunteering in a vulnerable sector (such as with minor athletes), a PVSC searches for the existence of a criminal record, outstanding charges, various charges and convictions, and any pardoned sex offences.
The Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is good for 3 years but an offence declaration needs to be signed annually and submitted to the club.
To begin, you will require an NCCP# (The National Coaching Certification Program.) If you have never taken an NCCP course and need an NCCP#, please register with The Locker via the following link above.
Use this Ontario Soccer link to confirm which courses you require for coaching before registering.
Completed courses are mandatory to coach soccer with SUSC
Coaching Association of Canada
Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to: Effective July 1, 2019, ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, Coaches, Team Trainers and Team Officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources.
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada — on and off the field.
What is the RCM?
Established by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the RCM invites all coaches and sport organizations to learn and apply consistent coaching principles. It includes three distinct pillars, each serving to create a sport environment that is Safe, Smart and Secure.
Rule of Two
The Rule of Two is a leading practice to ensure a safe sport environment for all. The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable, and justifiable, and when two responsible adults (a coach, parent, or screened volunteer) are present with a participant. There may be exceptions in emergency situations. Check with your sport organization as to how the Rule of Two is enforced.
A secure sport environment is one where all coaches and sport organization leaders are screened to meet requirements to be involved in sport. Screening includes comprehensive background and reference checks, interviews, plus police information checks, to be done at regular intervals.
A smart sport environment ensures coaches are trained and have the confidence and skills needed to effectively manage challenging situations. Lifelong learning through numerous training modules helps coaches expand their knowledge and awareness of important topics throughout their career.
Take the RCM Pledge
The RCM encourages sport organizations across Canada to pledge their commitment to implement these fundamental coaching principles at every level of sport.
Many sport organizations have taken the RCM pledge and have committed to implementing its best practices. Find out which organizations have taken the pledge by clicking on the map below.
Responsible Coaching Resources
To help you on your RCM journey, we’ve developed an infographic and detailed RCM checklist that includes resources, templates and useful links. The checklist is updated regularly with new information and tools.
For more information, visit coach.ca/RCM.
Keep Sport Safe, Smart, and Secure
More ways to protect participants and coaches while fostering a positive sport culture:
Have more questions about the RCM?
Please contact the CAC’s Sport Safety Team at email@example.com.