ANB Safe Sport Plan

Posted on Dec 19 2023


The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport calls for all sporting environments to be free from physical, sexual and psychological abuse.
ANB's Safe Sport Policies and Respect in Sport align with those values.
Delivery of mandatory training on harassment and abuse to athletes, coaches, officials, athlete support personnel, employees, contractual workers, administrators, and volunteers affiliated with the organization.

Everyone has the right to participate in sport in a safe, supportive environment that benefits the emotional, social, and physical well being of all involved. This is not limited just to the athletes, but includes parents, coaches, officiates, volunteers, and audience members too. We all want to enjoy the sports we love, and that means Safe Sport is a shared responsibility.



Safe Sport training is mandatory for all coaches, managers, adminstrators and officials.

All members are required to complete Safe Sport Training prior to particiaption in any ANB sanctioned event until the training has been completed. Failure to complete the Safe Sport training will result in your removal from participation in ANB sanctioned events.




Through Sport NB, Athletics New Brunswick has adopted a new third party safe sport complaint mechanism. The mechanism strives to provide support to complaintants within the New Brunswick amateur sport system for certain disputes by accesing an independant and unbiased Case Manager mechanism. The Mechanism can be accessed through the image below.

The following may be eligible to enter the program:

  • Complaints of Maltreatment as defined in the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS)
  • Two types of appeals (subject to grounds for appeal)
  1. Final decision of a PSO/MSO alleging that it failed to follow their constitution/by-laws or policies
  2. Final arbitral decisions made by a Mediator/Arbitrator appointed under the NBSSCM

There is also a 24/7 Safe Sport Helpline. The helpline offers support to victims and witnesses of harassment, abuse and discrimination. This is an anonymous, confidential, and independent service that is available for all members of Athletics New Brunswick whether they are involved at the national, provincial, or local level. The hotline can be accessed through the image below.