Violence and Aggression in Sport (archive collection from SafeOntario and others)

This special collection from the 1990s to early 2000s, many courtesy of SafeOntario, focus on appropriate behaviour for parents, coaches and other sport volunteers.

Aggression in sport

The author discusses the rise of violence in sports and attempts to define the concept of "aggression". He distinguishes between agression...

Behaviour Management Policy

This document outlines the City of Kitchener's policies on appropriate behaviour, vandalism, littering, harassment, etc., in the city of...

Building a New Brand of Sport

This article proposes a definition of violence and discusses how to determine what steps need to be taken to create appropriate legislation...

Canadian Children’s Exposure to Violence: What it Means for Parents

One of every seven children (14%) in Canada under the age of 12 is a victim of bullying once a week or more / The average child sees 12,000...

Check your attitude

The "Spirit of Sport" campaign aims to emphasize the positive aspects of sport such as effort, determination, mastering new skills and...

Coaches can encourage morality and fair play

The authors outline a scenario where a child is intimidated and demoralized by criticism by his coach and peers, and they talk of the...

Codes of Conduct

A part of the city's policy on zero tolerance for violence and vandalism, codes of conduct are provided for players, spectators, coaches,...

Fair and Safe Play Saskatchewan (1998)

The Interagency Committee for Fair and Safe Play is working with a few selected communities to plan and undertake innovative approaches...

Fair Play Can Make a Difference

Provides an overview of an exciting research project studying the attitudes and the behaviors of athletes and parents concerning fair play...

Fair Play Codes: For Athletes, Parents, Officials, League Organizers, Spectators, Media

A code of ethics for various participants and spectators with respect to fair play in sport. Each code may be downloaded separately.

Fair Play in Sport: A Coach's Handbook

A coach has many roles to play and numerous tasks to perform. None is more important than the tremendous responsibility of developing an...

Making sports, fitness, and recreational activities safer in Ontario 1986 - 1989

It has become obvious over the last several years that there is an increasing need in Ontario to make sports, fitness and recreational...

Parent Package: Points for Parents - 15 topics related to Adolescents

includes Points for Parents on 15 topics: Injuries, Violence Prevention, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Illicit Drugs, Depression, Sex, HIV/AIDS,...

Position Statement on Violence and Injuries in Ice Hockey

This report provides the Academy's medical input into the growing controversy in Canadian society regarding the issue of violence in the...

Press Release August 1997: Conference of Ministers Responsible for Fitness, Recreation and Sport

Topics discussed at this conference included: The future directions of the Canada Games; the elimination of harassment in sport and...

Press Release February 1999: Conference of Federal and Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Fitness, Recreation and Sport

Issues discussed include the future of the Canada Games; initiatives underway to reach the goal of reducing physical inactivity by 10% by...

Recreation Research : Violent Behavior In or Around Recreation Facilities

This is a summary of a survey undertaken by the Ontario MCTR to assess the degree to which the problem of violent behaviour in recreational...

Rules of Conduct for Ontario Team Representatives

Part of the Gymnastics Ontario Risk Management Handbook, this document includes sections on dress code, curfew, travel accomodation, banned...

Stepping: It's All About Direction "An Alternative For At-Risk Youth Behavior"

The following discussion will present an alternative activity ("Stepping") to sports leagues, similarly expected to act as an effective...

Student athletes: controlling agression - A Case Study

A case study is given of an incident where two students became involved in a physical fight after an argument during a school hockey game....

This Hockey Momma Don't Wear Lipstick

This article looks at the introduction of body checking at the Atom level hockey in Saskatchewan. It analyzes the pros and cons of...

Violence in Recreational Environments (1993)

This report provides the findings of a survey conducted to determine the degree to which violent behaviour in recreational environments...
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