Safe Sport Policies

Effective February 15, 2023, Badminton Canada has access to services provided by the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport. Complaints will now be filed with either Abuse-Free Sport or the Independent Third Party (The ITP) for BCan. 


Badminton Canada has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health, safety and physical and mental well-being of every individual that is involved in the Canadian badminton community. Badminton Canada denounces all forms of maltreatment and abuse in sport and is committed to safe, inclusive sport for all.


Badminton Canada takes any situation involving misconduct or maltreatment very seriously. For this reason, Badminton Canada is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and processes for preventing and addressing all forms of misconduct or maltreatment.


Badminton Canada's policies and procedures are founded on the principles of respect, fairness, transparency, equality and inclusion. They are intended to prevent maltreatment from arising by communicating expected standards of behaviour and by promoting a Safe Sport environment that allows for consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action, should any issues arise.


Badminton Canada recognizes the recent development of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) and has adopted and integrated this Code into its organizational policies and procedures. As of February 15, 2023, Badminton Canada has become signatory to Abuse-Free Sport at the national level and will come under the authority of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC). National level members may 


Should any individuals involved with Badminton Canada at the national level wish to report any instance of misconduct or maltreatment that involves a potential breach of the UCCMS, they may do so through this secure OCIS reporting portal. 


Any individuals at the national level who wish to report misconduct that involes a potential breach of the BCan Code of Conduct may do so by contacting the Safe Sport Officer, Lise Maclean ( (an independent third party) who will then determine the appropriate forum and manner to address the complaint.


Complaints at the provincial or club level should be addressed through the respondent's PTSO. Reporting structure is unique to each PTSO, with policies and proceedures outlined on each PTSO website, under "Safe Sport". 


Gender Equity, Inclusion & Safe Sport Policies