BC Sailing is a champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement. We believe in ensuring a safe sport experience for all members of our sporting community can be achieved through dedicated ethics training. In addition to the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module and online test, there are several safe sport training courses available online that we recommend. These courses are recognized by Sail Canada, BC Sailing and the Coaching Association of Canada.
Respect in Sport (3 PD points)
Commit to Kids
(CAC) Safe Sport Module
BC Sailing is requiring all CANSail Instructors/Coaches to complete Safe Sport Training every 5 years.


An independent Helpline has been set up with the support of Sport Canada and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

This is a free and confidential service available to anyone who has a safe sport concern. Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at Their email contact is The abuse-free sports phone and texting line is accessible at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 8am to 8pm Eastern time.


Reporting is crucial in developing and maintaining a safe environment for everyone in the sport of sailing. Independent third-party complaints management is a directive of Canada’s Safe Sport Movement, driven by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. Sail Canada has appointed independent Safe Sport officers that any participant can contact to report or discuss incidents of abuse or harassment of any kind.

Any complaint or concern that comes to the attention of BC Sailing, the CEO or any Sail Canada representative, will be forwarded to our safe sport officers. The Independent Third Party Officer; Ilan Yampolskycan, can be contacted by email at or phone at (613) 614-6816.