Creating safe environments is our top priority and is a responsibility we share with all sport participants. Athletes, coaches, officials, staff, and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competition environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination – collectively referred to as maltreatment.

In 2020, Nordiq Canada engaged outside consultants to audit Nordiq Canada’s SafeSport practices and develop a SafeSport program. Our SafeSport program will continue to focus on education, prevention and response, all of which will be supported by strong governance, policies and procedures.

Canadian Sport Helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline is an anonymous, confidential and independent service that offers help to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination. The service allows callers to share and validate their concerns, obtain advice on required next steps, and be referred to other resources for follow up. The Canadian Sport Helpline is available by toll-free phone line, email, text or live chat, in French and English.  

Filing a Complaint

Athletes have been clear: complaints should not be received or managed by national sport organizations, including Nordiq Canada. To file a complaint, you are encouraged to contact the Canadian Sport Helpline. Operators can help you determine the organization or individual designated to receive your complaint. You may also choose to contact Nordiq Canada’s Independent Third Party, Laurie Ehrman, using this complaint intake form.

Nordiq Canada and the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner

The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) serves as the central hub within the national abuse-free sport program for all sports. Nordiq Canada is a signatory of the national abuse-free sport program. This means that, as of January 31, 2023: 

  • Individuals designated by Nordiq Canada as ‘UCCMS participants’ will be required to follow the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). Nordiq Canada has designated 150 UCCMS participants including Board members; staff, contractors, service providers, and mentees; national team and Team Canada athletes; High Performance Committee members; training centre coaches; master learning facilitators; and technical delegates and assistant technical delegates.
  • Any allegation of maltreatment or other prohibited behavior, as defined in the UCCMS against a UCCMS participant of Nordiq Canada must be filed with OSIC and will be addressed according OSIC’s policies and procedures.

Game Plan Services for Carded Athletes

Game Plan provides support to Sport Canada carded athletes in health, skill development, education, community, and career.

SafeSport Officer

Please contact Megan Begley at if you have questions or suggestions. 

Are You in Crisis?

 For all urgent situations requiring immediate intervention, contact: 

Need emergency help while traveling abroad as a Canadian team member?

Global Affairs Canada can direct you to trusted local resources: