When you contact the Sport’Aide team, someone will be there to listen to you, support you and advise you according to your situation. That said, there are also complementary services to help you according to different situations. Do not hesitate to use them!

 

I am a victim of sexual violence

I have witnessed sexual violence

Sexual violence can take many forms and may or may not include physical contact. Sexual harassment is the subtlest type and can come in the form of words, acts or behaviours of a sexual nature. If you believe you are a victim or if you witness sexual violence, contact the CALACS in your region or the Ligne d’écoute, d’information et de référence pour les agressions sexuelles (Sexual assault, help, information and referral line):

1-888-933-9007

 

I have suicidal thoughts

I know someone who has suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts should be taken seriously. Do not keep these thoughts to yourself. Do not hesitate to ask for help for yourself or someone you know. Contact the Suicide prevention centre in your region:

1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

Québec Centre for Suicide Prevention

IMPORTANT: If the person’s safety is in immediate danger, call 911.

 

I am a victim of cyberbullying

This type of violence occurs over cyberspace, in social networks or by text message. As you know, cyberbullying – like bullying – is a word, a behaviour, an act or a repetitive action expressed directly or indirectly which is characterized by a power relationship, which hurts and oppresses the person in addition to causing the person feelings of distress. If you or a friend is a victim of cyberbullying, various resources are available for you:

Cybertip.ca

Tel: 1-866-658-9022

NeedHelpNow.ca

 

My coach uses abusive practices with me or my teammates…

Abusive practices by a coach can take different forms, such as physical, verbal or psychological. If your coach regularly ridicules you, puts you down in front of others, intentionally excludes you, adopts other behaviours that shake your confidence and self-esteem, uses inappropriate training methods, forces an athlete to train despite an injury, inflicts additional training sessions that lead to exhaustion or uses any other practice that you question, contact us.

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

 

I have been a victim of hazing

Hazing is a humiliating, degrading, abusive and dangerous activity in which the more experienced members of the team require a recruit athlete to participate (voluntarily or not) in order to earn their place on the team. This type of activity does not contribute to your positive development in any way. Examples: shout insults at you, ask you to take off your clothes, ask you to simulate sexual acts or other abusive behaviour. These situations are never acceptable. If you have experienced any of these situations which you believe abusive, contact us:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

  

I am the administrator of a sport organization and I want to revise our violence and harassment policy

A policy on violence and harassment in the sports community allows organizations to take concrete measures to keep young people safe and to take a stand against violence. If you would like more information on this subject, contact us:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

 

I am the administrator of a fitness club and I want to rebuild our code of ethics

A code of ethics ensures a specific line of conduct that respects the club’s values and practices for all members who participate in the sport, whether they are athletes, parents, coaches, officials, administrators or volunteers.

Contact us:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

 

I have questions about a legal aspect

Contact one of the following organizations:

Boussole Juridique

Community Justice Centre

Barreau du Québec

Éducaloi

 

I am the coach of a sports team in which there is bullying and/or cyberbullying

Bullying and cyberbullying is a repetitive behaviour, action, word or act expressed directly or indirectly which is characterized by a power relationship, which hurts and oppresses the person in addition to causing the person feelings of distress. There are various steps to follow in bullying situations, the first being to take a position against the violence so that the actions stop. For more information, contact one of our services:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

Cybertip.ca 

Tel: 1-866-658-9022

NeedHelpNow.ca

 

I am the parent of a young athlete and I have questions about his/her trainer’s practices

Abusive practices by a coach can take several forms, be it physical, verbal or psychological. If the coach regularly ridicules; puts the athlete down in front of others, intentionally excludes him or her; adopts other behaviours that shake the athlete’s self-esteem; uses inappropriate training methods; forces an athlete to train despite an injury; inflicts additional training sessions that lead to exhaustion; or uses any other practice that you question, contact us:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

If you have serious concerns that the safety or development of a child or adolescent is compromised, contact the director youth protection (DYP) or your local police

For Further information read «Filling a report with the DYP is already protecting a child»

 

I am the parent of a young athlete who has been the victim of hazing

Hazing is a humiliating, degrading, abusive or dangerous activity in which the more experienced members of a team require a recruit to participate (voluntarily or not) to earn a place on the team. This type of activity does not contribute in any way to the athlete’s positive development. Examples: yell insults at the athlete, ask them to remove their clothes or simulate sexual or other acts. These situations are never acceptable. If you child has experienced a situation which you believe is abusive contact us:

Tel and SMS: 1-833-245-HELP (4357)

Email: aide@sportaide.ca

 

I suspect an athlete that I know of doping

Doping is banned in sports, but several athletes have tried to using doping products to improve their performances. If you have doubts or for more information, go to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport website

If you would like to report doping, refer to the following website:

https://signalezledopage.cces.ca/WebPages/Public/FrontPages/Default.aspx

or dial 1-800-710-CCES

 

I a am a coach and I believe that one of my athletes has a substance abuse problem

I am the parent of an athlete and I believe that he/she has a substance abuse problem

I am worried for one of my teammates who appears to have a substance abuse problem

Contact the Drogue : Aide et référence  (Drug: Help and Referral) help and reference line:

1-800-265-2626

Go to the Répertoire des ressources en dépendance

 

I am the parent of a young athlete who is being bullied by his/her team because of their sexual orientation

Contact Gris Montréal                                 

Tel: 514-590-0016

or Gris Québec

Tel: 418 523-5572

Refer to the Guide de ressources LGBT (LBGT Resources Guide):

 

My child practices a sport and I suspect that he/she has an eating disorder

I am a coach and one of my athletes seems to have an eating disorder

Certain sports focus on appearance, which can put pressure on athletes who want to meet weight or beauty standards. If you would like to get help, information or answers to your questions, contact ANEB Québec:

Tel: 1-800-630-0907

If you cannot find what you need, contact us

 

J.G.B