Respect in Sport

Golf Ontario is committed to combating and preventing abuse, bullying and harassment in golf by adopting Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace as part of its commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM).

Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace are online training resources used to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the game and workplace, through a global culture of respect.

Respect in Sport – Parent Program

At least one parent or guardian of each competitor registered in a Junior Golf Ontario Championship will be required to complete the Respect in Sport – Parent Program as a condition of participation. If a parent or guardian of a competitor has not completed the program prior to any Junior Golf Ontario Championship, they will not be permitted on the golf course.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program

This course is required by all employees, consultants and volunteers working with youth athletes including Team Ontario Coaches & Managers and Referees (Tournament Officials).

Respect in the Workplace Program

This course is required by all employees and volunteers who are not otherwise required to complete the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program.