The organization’s responsibilities in terms of protecting and accompanying young athletes
The sports organization shall therefore comply, in particular, to the prescriptions of Quebec’s Civil Code, the Act Respecting Safety in Sports, and the Youth Protection Act. It shall also be aware of the rules pertaining to the age of legal consent and corporal punishment.
In certain cases, the sports organization can also be held responsible for faults committed by its agents, employees or volunteers in the performance of their duties.
A sports organization’s liability is important, which is why we strongly recommend that it comply, in addition to the applicable regulations, with its own general rules, as well as other rules and policies it adopts.
We also strongly suggest the implementation of a prevention and intervention policy with regard to violence in a sports context.