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The Respectful Athlete: Online Training

Respect in sports is important. Young athletes must treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect at all times. This course is a self-paced learning experience that most participants can complete within 30 minutes. The objective is to help young athletes deepen their understanding of both acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours, and identify practical ways to support an inclusive, respectful sport environment.

You can purchase one or more units of this DEI course now and start training right away. But if you're purchasing training for your organization, we recommend setting up an employer account first. This complimentary account includes discount pricing and makes it easy to order and distribute training, track progress, and create DEI training reports.

Note: Canadian Diversity Initiative courses are created, reviewed, and maintained by real people. These are not AI generated courses.

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What participants will learn in this online course:

      • Identify the characteristics of a respectful athlete and understand the importance of respect in sports
      • Recognize acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours
      • Define discrimination, harassment, and bullying
      • Know how to respond appropriately in situations involving unacceptable behaviours, whether as the victim, the accused, or a by-stander
      • Know that sport teams, leagues and associations have rules and regulations guiding behaviour and that there are consequences for breaking those rules and regulations

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The Participant Experience

Start now.
The learning experience is 100% online. You can start as soon as you receive your PIN/password via email.

Learn at your own pace.
Move through content materials at a pace that matches your learning style and prior knowledge of the diversity and inclusion training topic. If you need to pause, the course will remember where you left off - and take you back to that point when you return.

Use any device.
Responsive design lets you learn using any computer, tablet, or smartphone. So long as you have an internet connection, you're good to go!

Get A Certificate of Completion.
As soon as you pass mandatory testing, you can download a Certificate of Completion that includes your name and the date of training.

Enjoy the experience.
Learning doesn’t need to be boring. We try hard to keep you engaged, with interactive exercises, pop up quizzes, scenario activities, and more. And you can choose to turn audio on, or off, to match your preferences.

The Employer Experience

Use your FREE employer console to easily manage DEI training.
Employer accounts include an administrative console that lets you easily order and distribute training, track individual and group progress, and manage DEI training records.

Get a 20% discount (or more) on all purchases.
Discounts make it affordable for employers, nonprofits, schools, etc., to offer diversity and inclusion training. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Buy when it matches your budget, train when it matches your needs.
PIN/Password combinations are not considered used until someone signs in and sets up their student account. So, you can purchase online training whenever you like. Use units immediately or keep them for later use. It’s up to you.

Give employees flexibility when choosing where to train.
Individuals can train from work or home. The only requirement is an internet connection and access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Create a customized DEI HUB.
Are you a large employer? We can create a customized DEI HUB, branded with your colours, logos, and messaging. Courses can be linked to policy sign offs and other specific DEI resources. And we can work with stakeholders to create customized DEI training, if that's what you require.

Price and Purchasing Options

Unit Price: $32.95*

*Purchasing for an organization? Our Employer Accounts include discount pricing and make it easy to order and distribute training, track progress, and create DEI training reports.

Download the course outline for The Respectful Athlete

Everything I have been searching for

"This course [Respectful Athlete] is absolutely everything that I have been searching for. 30 minutes start to finish, interactive modules, and a test that you must pass in order to have completed it! It doesn’t get any better than this."

Stephanie Seaward, Risk Management Committee
Hockey Nova Scotia

Creative content maintaining engagement and retention

"This course provides a detailed outline on how young athletes should treat their teammates with respect, along with providing various examples of what constitutes harassment and/or bullying. The course has plenty of practical and useful examples through which young athletes can test their understanding as the course progresses. It is easy to follow and navigate, with the interactive elements and creative content maintaining engagement and retention."

Claire Yurkovitch, Varsity Athlete
Graduate Student at Saint Mary's University