True Sport Foundation, CCES and School Sport Canada partner on ‘Make the Call’ – a new tool for Canadian teachers

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 26, 2017) – The True Sport Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), in cooperation with School Sport Canada, have published a new resource for educating students at the secondary (high school) level. The resource, titled Make the Call, includes an e-learning module and classroom tools which address supplements, substances and drugs frequently encountered in the sport experience, as well as values-based and principle-driven decision-making to navigate those difficult situations.

The resource was developed for students in Grades 10 to 12 (athletes in LTAD Stage 5: Training to Compete) and their teachers.

The e-learning component of Make the Call introduces users to the kinds of nutritional and workout supplements, prohibited substances and prescription or illicit drugs encountered in many sport experiences. For educators, there is a downloadable set of classroom tools which provide the materials necessary to deliver a full 10-lesson unit. The classroom tools are designed to help students and athletes improve their ethical decision-making skills through an examination of personal values and the exploration of case studies and hypothetical scenarios.

The course is available free of charge to teachers, coaches, students, athletes and any other interested parties via http://schoolcoach.ca. The classroom tools and additional information can be found at http://cces.ca/make-the-call

This resource was funded by the True Sport Foundation, developed and produced by the CCES and will be distributed in partnership with School Sport Canada.

About the True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to individuals and communities. The Foundation works with its many partners through programs and activities that promote values-based and principle-driven sport for all Canadians.

About School Sport Canada

School Sport Canada is the national body for school sport in Canada. SSC is the largest structured sport organization in Canada, with over 750,000 student athletes, 52,000 volunteer teacher coaches and 3,200 schools in the member Provincial and Territorial Federations and Associations. SSC member associations and schools promote and advocate for positive sportsmanship, citizenship and the total development of student athletes through interscholastic sport.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

 

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For further information, please contact:
Justin MacNeill
Communications Officer
+1 613-521-9533 ext. 3314
jmacneill@truesport.ca