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					RESPECT IN SPORT

Sport Manitoba believes in being proactive in ensuring sport in our province is safe and
welcoming for all participants.

Respect in Sport helps up promote those values through a simple and convenient on-line
training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in
identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport.

Respect in Sport enables coaches to deal with legal and moral responsibilities, making them
less vulnerable and more confident in dealing with sensitive issues. A risk management tool,
Respect in Sport will help sport organizations reduce liability.

As a mandatory requirement, all coaches identified with a Provincial Sport
Organization are required to take the course by December 2007.

About the Course

   •   The course is three hours in length, divided into six one-half hour modules.
   •   It can be completed at the coach’s leisure, in its entirety or in segments at their own
       pace.
   •   The program is available in both English and French.
   •   The training is provided free of charge to all coaches.

Course Access Instructions

Please ensure you have speakers or a headset attached to your computer and they are
turned on.

New Users

   •   Click on the Respect in Sport link.
   •   Select your language preference.
   •   On the following page in the New Registration Box, register for the program by
       selecting the sport in which you are currently coaching and click on Register Now.
   •   On the following page, confirm your sport selection and complete all sections. Any
       section marked with a”!” is mandatory and must be completed.
   •   Please note:
           o the username and password are case specific
           o for the Organization Code, enter: sportmanitoba

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          o make sure you enter your actual date of birth. This is a critical data element
               as it may be used in the future to restore your username or password should
               you forget them
   •   Submit your registration information by clicking on Submit. Once your information has
       been accepted, you will be taken directly to the main page of the course curriculum.
   •   Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certification number and can print a
       certificate. These items prove you have completed the course.
   •   Once you have completed the program and are coaching in another sport, you can re-
       enter the program and add that sport to your certification. The addition of another
       sport may only be made once you have completed your certification process in the
       sport you originally registered with.

Returning Users

   •   Click on the Respect in Sport link and select your language preference.
   •   Enter your username and password. Click submit.
   •   To return to where you left off in the course, click on the first module and/or section
       button that does not have a checkmark.

Additional Assistance

If you have questions regarding the Respect in Sport curriculum, please consult the Course
Instructions, HELP and FAQ buttons in the upper left section of the main program page.

Helpdesk support is also available Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST.

Email: helpdesk@essentialtalk.com

Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-846-0066

Red Cross Coach Support Line

If after taking the Respect in Sport Program, you still require assistance in determining the
correct organization or agency to contact to report abuse, harassment, neglect, bullying and
hazing please call 1-866-773-5777. A neutral Red Cross staff person will be available to help
you with questions or concerns you may have. For further support and resources, coaches
can call this line for assistance.




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