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BC Soccer Provides Update on Safe Sport Program Assessment

The deadline to participate in our “Safe Sport Program Assessment” one-on-one telephone interviews is October 4.   

BC Soccer initiated the Safe Sport Program Assessment this past spring through Rubin Thomlinson LLP in the form of an open-survey which was available to anyone wishing to participate, followed by a targeted survey. The survey response rate has been positive with thousands of participants, coaches and parents in BC’s soccer community participating.

According to project lead Marisha Roman, the telephone interview participant numbers have exceeded expectations, and BC Soccer is very grateful to those who have taken time to share their perspectives and opinions on safety within the sport of soccer in BC.

We would also like to encourage those still interested in offering critical insight and feedback to contact Marisha at bcsoccerassessment@rubinthomlinson.com, or by telephone at 1-800-273-7518 (toll-free) or 416-368-0184 to schedule an interview prior to the 6pm PST deadline Friday October 4th, 2019.  These telephone interviews are one-on-one and confidential. 

Following the close of the telephone interview phase, Marisha and the team at Rubin Thomlinson will prepare their Safe Sport Program Assessment report which includes feedback from a safety perspective on bylaws, rules, regulations and policies of the association for BC Soccer’s review, after which we will share the results with the BC Soccer community. 

To view the previous Safe Sport Program updates, please click here.

For those that are looking for additional resources to support them both in and outside of sport, please visit our “Report Abuse” page by clicking here.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.