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Montreal, November 7, 2022 – Judo Canada is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Judo Canada, and its stakeholders at the national level, will be starting on January 2nd to have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport.

Judo Canada recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility. ‘’We’re fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country’’ Mike Tamura, Judo Canada’s President said. ‘’As part of that commitment, we’re pleased to sign on to Abuse-Free Sport and to soon have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints’’.

Judo Canada will be completing full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

Until January 2nd, participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to our independent third-party services through Lise Maclean [email protected] as presented in our policies.

There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program HERE, on the OSIC HERE, and on Judo Canada’s HERE.

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For more information:

Patrick Esparbès
Chief Operating Officer
Judo Canada
(514) 668-6279
[email protected]

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