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Committed to Safe Sport

BC Soccer is committed to supporting soccer in BC in its widest sense, which includes understanding the differences in our communities. There has been much work done in recent years to improve in this area, including the third party Safe Sport Assessment conducted in 2019 and the recent work of BC Soccer’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee that has led to the introduction of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.

Building on from this work, BC Soccer recognizes inequity and discrimination exists among us in society, which extends to sport. We are committed to Safe Sport and the soccer community in BC must continue to learn, discuss, and support needed change. We need to proactively support action to combat acts of injustice and ensure a safe space for everyone. BC Soccer, through our Safe Sport Activity will continue to listen and learn and be open to implement change if we are going to make progress towards a better future for all participants. Collectively we need to do better, be leaders in equality, equity and non-discrimination and be part of the solution. We’re all in this together, let’s do our part.

Safe Sport Position Statement:

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

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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.