New Respect in Sport Policy

Nov. 02, 2018

Curling Alberta is proud to announce the partnership with Respect Group and the adoption of the Respect in Sport (RiS) Parent Program. This educational tool will further our commitment to fostering a safe and fun environment for all participants.

Effective as of the 2018 - 2019 season, Curling Alberta requires at least one parent/guardian of every curler under the age of 18 to complete the online Respect in Sport (RiS) Parent Program in order to participate in any Curling Alberta sanctioned event.

Competitors who register for a Curling Alberta competition before a parent or legal guardian has completed the program will be contacted and given instruction to do so before registering for their next event. If a player in non-compliance registers for a second event, he or she will be removed from that competition and will remain ineligible until the RiS Parent Program is completed by his or her parent/guardian.

Note: Parents/guardians who have completed the RiS Parent Program with another sport are not required to complete the program again but can transfer their certification to the Curling Alberta database by following the online instructions. Families only need to complete the course once but must list all children who are curling under the age of 18 to ensure they are all RiS certified. 


Register Here. This 1 hour online course is $12. Once you login to the Respect in Sport program, you will find FAQ’s and help should you need it.

Is there an App for that? Of course there is… just login and click the help link for details.


About the Program


The RiS program is Canada’s leading on-line bullying, abuse, harassment, and neglect prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders and is currently being utilized by numerous organizations across the country. Respect in Sport is a powerful, proactive educational program that empowers parents, leaders, and coaches with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.


The RiS Parent Program is a one hour on-line program covering these elements:

·      Setting Realistic Expectations

·      Handling Winning and Losing

·      Balance Not Burnout

·      Concussion and Injury Management

·      Misplaced Enthusiasm

·      Establishing Positive Relationships With All Sport Stakeholders

·      Losing Perspective

·      Ensuring Safe Environments Through Better Understanding of Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination (BAHD)


The adoption of this program was proposed and approved by the Curling Alberta Board of Directors. Click here to review the Curling Alberta Respect in Sport Policy.





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