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Our Policies

April 14, 2019

DC-POL-02 Equity and Access Policy

Canada is made up of people from diverse communities and equity-seeking groups. Dodgeball Canada recognizes that the changing nature of the population has implications in terms of delivering and/or providing access to its services (e.g. programming, activities, etc.). We recognize that barriers to services exist for members of diverse communities, particularly for equity-seeking groups, and we are committed to acting as a positive force in eliminating these barriers.

April 14, 2019

DC-POL-03 Conduct and Harassment Policy

Dodgeball Canada is committed to providing a sport and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to participate and work in an environment which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices.

April 14, 2019

DC-POL-07 Official Languages Policy

Dodgeball Canada is committed to the promotion and use of the two official languages of Canada in the delivery of its services. All parties who wish to communicate with Dodgeball Canada have the right to receive service in the preferred official language of their choice.

April 14, 2019

DC-POL-08 Dispute Resolution Policy

Dodgeball Canada aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of its dispute resolution process, by clarifying the responsibilities of the players, coaches, board of directors and Disciplinary Committee. Resources used to develop this Policy can be referenced from the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

April 14, 2019

DC-POL-09 Conflict of Interest

Members of Dodgeball Canada’s board of directors and staff are expected to operate according to high ethical standards. This includes recognizing that conflicts of interest exist, have the potential to inhibit the wisdom impartiality of particular decisions, and possibly damage the organization’s reputation. Individuals who act on behalf of an organization have a duty first to that organization and second to any personal stake they have in the operations of the Association.

December 13, 2022

DC-POL-11 Inclusion Policy

The Organization believes that all individuals deserve respectful and inclusive environments for participation that value the individual’s gender identity and gender expression. The Organization wants to ensure that all participants have access to programming and facilities in which they feel comfortable and safe. The Organization is committed to implementing this policy in a fair and equitable manner.

May 10, 2020

DC-POL-21 Board Member Travel Policy

It is important that a member of the Dodgeball Canada Board attends specific events throughout the year to promote and advance the organization. Each pre-approved event will be determined by the Board when it submits its annual budget. Additional events outside of the budget will require Board approval.

September 30, 2023

DC-POL-22 Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities

The purpose of this policy is to define the governance and operational roles and responsibilities of both elected and appointed officers of Dodgeball Canada (DC).

August 15, 2020

DC-POL-23 Athletic Protection Guidelines

These athlete protection guidelines describe how Persons in Authority can maintain a safe sport environment for athletes.

May 28, 2020

DC-POL-14 Financial Policy

Dodgeball Canada is committed to ensuring the ongoing and long-term financial health and stability of the organization by establishing a stable financial model and ensuring that it can successfully deliver on its mission, vision and values. The Organization will function as a Not-For-Profit organization and all fundraising, fees, sponsorship, and grants will be used for the ongoing development of the sport.

May 25, 2021

DC-POL-25 Code of Conduct and Ethics

Dodgeball Canada is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Dodgeball Canada supports equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices. Individuals are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with Dodgeball Canada values that includes accountability, excellence, collaboration, intentionality, sustainability, integrity & respect.

December 13, 2022

DC-POL-27 Referee Harassment

This policy has been developed to address the growing (and unfortunate) trend of referee abuse
in amateur sports. The policy, as set forth below, is simple: Any physical, verbal, or written
abuse of referees is unacceptable.

April 28, 2021

DC-POL-28 Concussion Protocol

Dodgeball Canada has developed the Dodgeball Canada Concussion Protocol to help guide the management of athletes who may have a suspected concussion as a result of participation in Dodgeball Canada activities.

This protocol covers the recognition, medical diagnosis, and management of ATHLETES who may sustain a suspected concussion during a sport activity. It aims to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care and proper management to allow them to return back to their sport safely. This protocol may not address every possible clinical scenario that can occur during sport-related activities but includes critical elements based on the latest evidence and current expert consensus.

December 24, 2023

DC-POL-29 Eligibility Requirements

This policy outlines player requirements as of December 2023 for athletes seeking exemption for the National 2024 event. Examples of appropriate exemption cases include full-time secondary student, temporary employment or military relocation, health and wellness, border communities, and other extenuating circumstances. 

February 10, 2024

DC-POL-30 Jersey Guidelines

Dodgeball Canada has outlined jersey guidelines that teams qualifying for and participating in the National event must follow. The guidelines have been designed to offer flexibility to teams in regards to how mandatory DC and PSO-branded elements are to be placed to best suit the vision and design of the jersey. 

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