Canada Artistic Swimming believes that everyone in the sport has the right to enjoy the sport fully at whatever level or position they participate. Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of Discrimination, Harassment, Maltreatment or other misconduct.
They also have a reasonable expectation that any Conflicts of Interest arising in connection with the sport will be appropriately managed. CAS takes any situation involving Discrimination, Harassment, Maltreatment or other misconduct, or any breach of the Conflict of Interest Policy, very seriously.
For this reason, CAS is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective Policies for preventing and addressing all forms of Discrimination, Harassment, Maltreatment and other misconduct, and for the avoidance and management of Conflicts of Interest. The Policies are intended to promote a safe and welcoming sport environment in a manner that allows for consistent, immediate, appropriate, and meaningful actions should any issues arise. The Policies are also intended to prevent issues from arising in the first place by communicating expected standards of conduct.
CAS also recognizes the recent development of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) and its responsibility to integrate the UCCMS into its Policies. Since the UCCMS may continue to evolve in the future, CAS Policies incorporate key elements of the UCCMS as appropriate.