Karate Canada Proudly Joins the Responsible Coaching Movement
Following a presentation offered to members and stakeholders at the 2017 Summit, Karate Canada’s Board of Directors has recently taken the pledge to align its practices with recommendations formulated as part of Phase 1 of the Responsible Coaching Movement. The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and constitutes a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual state of readiness, with regards to the role coaches play with issues relating to the health and safety of athletes, both on and off the field of play. The health, safety and well-being of its athletes, coaches and other registrants is paramount for Karate Canada, as is clearly stated in the organization’s Core Principles and Values (click here to view the “2014-2018 Karate in Canada Strategic Plan”). Karate Canada is therefore very proud to fully endorse the Responsible Coaching Movement and the principles that it endeavours to promote. As part of its firm and continued commitment to these principles and towards implementing the recommendations issued by the Responsible Coaching Movement, Karate Canada is currently developing a tangible action plan for imminent adoption and implementation. You may click here in order to read more about the Responsible Coaching Movement (and the first 100 organizations having taken the pledge), and here to read the pledge statement which Karate Canada has recently signed.