COMMONWEALTH SPORT CANADA (CSC) 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.

CSC and its members (Board, Members-at-Large, Committee Members and Staff) will now have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport.

CSC 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 have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints,” Claire Carver-Dias, CSC President 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.”

CSC has completed the full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which it must do when becoming part of the Abuse-Free Sport program, and has made the required policy changes.

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


Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) is the franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth sport movement in Canada. CSC is an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community supporting Canada’s athletes to achieve excellence at Olympic, Paralympic Games, and world championships, enriching the lives of youth across the Commonwealth and hosting the Commonwealth Games. For additional information go to:

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Kelly Laframboise
CSC Manager, Programs & Operations