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Sport offers individuals the chance to experience the joys of competition, teamwork and personal development. But the unfortunate reality is that athletes can also be vulnerable to situations of misconduct, from their peers and adults.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport works collaboratively with sport organizations to ensure a culture of safety through our awareness, education and training programs, so that every athlete is safe, supported and strengthened through sport.

Safe. Athletes are protected from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.


Supported. Athletes enjoy welcome, respectful environments where diversity is actively embraced.

 

Strengthened. Every athlete thrives, on and off the field of play.

 

Once the ACA becomes the National Governing Body(NGB) for paddlesports in the U.S., certain membership types (Racing, Officials, Coaches, Staff, Board members) will need to adhere to the ACA's SafeSport Policies and complete a free online training.

 

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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