The Fort William Curling Club prides itself in safety. Our club is becoming safe sport verified and is committed to the safety of athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, and employees who participate in the sport of curling.
Safe Sport has become a focus of both the Federal and Provincial Governments. This has created a Safe Sport “Movement” to ensure participants of any age, skill or ability can participate in sport in a manner which is free from harassment, discrimination, or abuse and protects the health and wellness of the athlete.
- Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
- Establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
- Establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol
Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
The below e-booklets will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.
The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019. After that date, sport organizations must not register athletes under 26 years of age into a sport activity unless they, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous twelve months. Sport organizations must also not allow coaches, team trainers and officials to serve as a coach, team trainer or official for or in respect of the sport organization unless they provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources, every year.
Ages 10 and Under
Ages 15 and Up
Review Confirmation Form
Concussion Codes of Conduct
The Rowan’s Law Concussion Code of Conduct requirements came into effect on July 1, 2019. After that date, sport organizations must require that athletes under 26 years of age, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), coaches and team trainers confirm that they have reviewed the sport organization’s Concussion Code of Conduct every year.
Codes of Conduct
Removal from Sport/Return to Sport protocol
The Rowan’s Law Removal-from/Return-to-sport requirements will come into effect on July 1, 2020. After this date, sport organizations will be required to have a removal-from/return-to-sport protocol.
List of Policies & Documents
A list of related policies can be found below. If you have any questions, please reach out to a board member, or send us an email.
Code of Conduct and Ethics
Concussion Code of Conduct
Concussion Removal from Play
Concussion Return to Sport
Discipline and Complaints
Investigations – Bullying, Abuse, Harassment, Discrimination
Prevention of Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination
Responsible Coaching Movement
Responsible Coaching Movement Poster
Rule of Two
Social Media Policy