Safe Sport

ARA has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health, safety and physical and mental wellbeing of every Individual that is involved in the ALBERTA rowing community.

ARA takes any situation involving misconduct or Maltreatment very seriously; for this reason, ARA is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and processes for preventing and addressing all forms of misconduct or Maltreatment.

The policies are intended to promote a safe sport environment in a manner that allows for consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action should any issues arise, but also to prevent issues from arising by communicating expected standards of behaviour to all participants.

Independent Third Party for Rowing

RCA has enlisted the services of an Independent Third Party, Lise MacLean of Wiser Workplaces.

A Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with nearly twenty years of experience as a human resources consultant, manager and executive in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors, Lise Maclean is a certified Workplace Investigator and is currently a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Investigation Unit and the HRPA Discipline Committee.

Lise is a highly trained and skilled professional equipped to deal with Safe Sport issues with sensitivity and in confidence.  She is able to review, advise and refer issues for further action independently of ARA. If you wish to connect with Lise, you may contact her by email at or by phone at 613 404-2000.

ARA SafeSport Policy Manual

Coaching Association of Canada Safe Sport Training

Rowing Canada Poster: Open and Observable Environments

Rowing Canada Poster: Safe Sport Support Services

Rowing Canada Safe Sport Page