Independant Safe Sport Officer
This person is an independent third party who will guide you through the complaints process and/or explore other options. An Independent Safe Sport Officer is empowered to supersede national sport organization staff and launch appropriate policies as required based on evidence or a situation reported.
Bowls Canada has partnered with Brian Ward of W&W Dispute Resolution Services Inc. to serve as BCB’s Independent Safe Sport Officer. Experienced in discipline and harassment matters, the Bowls Canada Independent Safe Sport Officer provides confidential, expert and objective facilitation of complaints and is an essential part of Bowls Canada’s commitment to Canada’s Safe Sport Movement. Details on how to contact the Independent Safe Sport Officer are contained in the BCB Complaint Submission Form. Any individual may report an incident or complaint in writing to the Independent Safe Sport Officer using this form.
The existence of the Independent Safe Sport Officer does not prevent individuals from contacting Bowls Canada directly with complaints if they are comfortable with the process.
Please refer to the Bowls Canada Discipline and Complaints Policy for specific guidance on the process of making a complaint.