Judo Canada joins the Federal Government’s Sport Without Abuse Program

Judo Canada says it has joined Abuse-Free Sport, the federal government’s new independent program to prevent and address abuse in sport.

Effective January 2, Judo Canada and its stakeholders will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner, which serves as a hub for abuse-free sport.

Judo Canada is the latest sports body to sign on to the program after allegations of sexual misconduct and other abuse rocked organizations like Hockey Canada, Gymnastics Canada and Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.

“We are fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country,” said Mike Tamura, President of Judo Canada. “As part of this commitment, we are delighted to register with Abuse-Free Sport and soon have OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints.”

Judo Canada will complete full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport.

Judo participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to Judo Canada’s independent third-party services until January 2.

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