FBI commits $16 million to root out sexual harassment in sport

Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge said a $16 million budget to help eradicate sexual harassment and abuse in sport would ensure Canadian athletes feel safe and that their voices will be heard.

The money, to build a safer sports system, follows allegations of molestation, sexual harassment or misappropriation of funds against at least eight national sports organizations.

In an interview, St-Onge said making sport safe was an urgent priority for him and the new system, starting this spring, would also help restore the confidence of parents who send their children to sports clubs.

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<p>The fund will support an independent mechanism for Canadian athletes, including youth, to report abuse, harassment and discrimination, and receive advice. </p>
<p>The independent safe sport mechanism, implemented by the Canadian Sports Dispute Settlement Center, will also have the power to independently investigate allegations by athletes, and, if necessary, refer them to the police. </p>
<p>Federally funded sports organizations, including national teams, will be required to sign up for safe sports initiatives, which include helplines. </p>
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