Canada's Olympic CEO makes argument for more safe-sport resources at the local level

David Shoemaker, the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, echoed the concerns of many parents in Canada when he said regulations for safe sport aren't reaching the local levels where they are needed most.

Inquiry into entirety of Canadian sport system called for at parliamentary hearing

Own The Podium CEO Anne Merklinger says the safe sport issues that have plagued Canadian athletes recently are the result of larger problems that deserve to be put under a microscope.

Athlete representation, financial transparency among changes to national sports system

Federal Sport Minister Pascal St-Onge unveiled a series of reforms on Thursday aimed at enhancing the voice of athletes within Canada's sports system, but critics say the changes fall short of the overhaul many have called for.

How can 'safe sport' better protect athletes from abuse?

What is safe sport? It's a broad concept but the core tenant is simple. Federal protection for athletes from abuse in all forms — sexual, mental and physical, and at all levels of competition. As calls for meaningful change grow louder, CBC Sports Presents hosted an in-depth discussion with panellists from across the spectrum of sport in Canada.

Petition for an inquiry into widespread abuse in sports tabled in the House of Commons

NDP MP Brian Masse tabled a petition in the House of Commons on Friday calling on the Liberal government to undertake an independent public inquiry into widespread abuse at every level of Canadian sport.

Federal, provincial sports ministers to discuss safe sport solutions at meetings in P.E.I.

Canada's sport minister is set to meet with provincial and territorial counterparts Friday and Saturday at the Canada Game in Charlottetown, P.E.I., to address what she has called a "crisis" in safe sport.

Sport Minister St-Onge says there's 'no coherence' in Canada's safe sport system

Canada's Sport Minister said Monday jurisdictional issues continue to hamper the government's ability to implement a meaningful safe sport system that would properly protect hundreds of thousands of Canadian children.
CBC Investigates

Canada spends millions on safe sport. It's not going where it's needed

Many parents with kids in sports programs might be under the impression safe sport in Canada is a well-funded, well-organized effort. But a CBC investigation reveals the opposite, with a growing number of officials saying the system is unable to properly protect children.
CBC Investigates

No jurisdiction, no money: Why Canada's sports organizations say they can't stop most abuse in sport

An increasing chorus within national sports organizations say they have neither the structure nor the resources to effectively implement safe sport systems within Canada's amateur sports system.

Why federal funding isn't enough to stop abuse in Canadian sports

CBC Sports' daily newsletter examines whether or not Canada spending millions to stop abuse in sports is it making a difference.



Shattered Trust: 83 coaches charged with sexual offences against minors in last 4 years

Four years ago, a CBC investigation found that more than 200 Canadian coaches had been charged with sexual offences against minors in their care. Since then, at least 83 more coaches have been charged. CBC Sports' Jamie Strashin details the struggle the government and grass-roots sports organizations are having in keeping young athletes safe from abuse.

French figure skating coaches exposed after probe into sex abuse allegations

More than 20 coaches working with the French ice skating federation or its clubs have been identified following an investigation into accusations of sexual assault, harassment or violence, the French ministry of sports said on Tuesday.

CBC News a finalist for 2019 Michener Award for public service journalism

CBC News's investigation into sexual abuse in amateur sport is among the nominees for the country's highest prize for public service journalism.
CBC Investigates

Government falls short on pledge to better protect kids against abuse in sport

Six months since a CBC investigation revealed widespread problems of sexual offences by coaches in amateur sports in Canada, signs of the promises made by the federal government to deal with it are hard to find.

Canadian athletes want the lip service around safe sport to stop

For the past two days, Canadian Olympians, Paralympians and high-performance athletes from a number of sports have been speaking out, some for the first time, sharing their personal stories of abuse in sport.

Court bars, fines ex-Brazilian gymnastics coach accused of sex abuse

A former gymnastics coach with Brazil's national men's team has been banned by a court after being accused of sexual abuse. Fernando de Carvalho Lopes was also fined $400,000 US on Sunday.

Ottawa establishing investigation unit, national toll-free helpline to address abuse in sport

One month after a CBC News and Sports investigation revealed at least 222 coaches involved in amateur sports over 20 years have been convicted of sexual offences, Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced more initiatives to end what she calls “dirty secrets” in the country’s athletic landscape.

Ottawa announces steps to eliminate abuse in sport

Canada's Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan and the Coaching Association of Canada announced two initiatives on Thursday in Ottawa to address abuse and harassment in sport.



Shattered Trust: Key questions that parents should be asking

Over the last 20 years, 222 coaches involved in amateur sports were convicted of sexual offences. More than 600 children and teens were victimized.



Shattered Trust: Minister Duncan responds to CBC investigation

CBC Sports' Jamie Strashin breaks down the comments from the Minister of Sport and Science on what the federal and provincial governments can do to stop abuse in sport.



Shattered Trust: 'I believe that by working together we can prevent child sexual abuse'

A panel of sports professionals gathered to answer some of the questions that have risen since a joint investigation by CBC News and Sports revealed a staggering number of sexual abuse cases in Canadian minor sports.
CBC Investigates

Local sports clubs say they're left on their own to protect young athletes from abuse

Athletic clubs and leagues across the country may have different rules and policies to address abuse and coach misconduct, with little guidance from their national sports bodies. And that means some young athletes are left in precarious situations.
CBC Investigates

'It isn't up to children to protect themselves': How to keep kids safe from sexual abuse in sports

As the scope of the problem of child sexual abuse in Canadian amateur sports becomes clear, the sports world is left playing catch-up as it tries to revamp safety policies and provide parents with the tools they need to better protect young athletes.
CBC Investigates

Sex offences against minors: Investigation reveals more than 200 Canadian coaches convicted in last 20 years

At least 222 coaches who were involved in amateur sports in Canada have been convicted of sexual offences in the past 20 years involving more than 600 victims under the age of 18, a joint investigation by CBC News and Sports has revealed.



Ex-Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker acquitted of sex-related charges

CBC's Devin Heroux reports on Dave Brubaker's not guilty verdict of two sex-related charges levelled by a former athlete.