Cross Country Nova Scotia is committed to creating a Safe Sport environment for cross-country skiers within member clubs. CCNS will ensure Safe Sport policies are implemented effectively, and resources accompanying the Safe Sport movement are easily available to all CCNS members.

Responsible Coaching Movement

Cross Country Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors has endorsed the principles of the Responsible Coaching Movement. The NS Provincial Cross Country Ski Team and member clubs are implementing the recommendations of the Responsible Coaching Movement, with support from CCNS.


The Canadian Sport Help Line has been launched as a component of the Safe Sport initiative. A partnership of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Government of Canada, and Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport.

Canadian Sport Help Line

The Canadian Sport Help Line is a bilingual national toll-free confidential helpline for harassment, abuse and discrimination launched on March 11, 2019 and provides a safe place for victims and witnesses of incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport to report their concerns.

The Canadian Sport Helpline will provide callers with advice on the next steps they can take, as well as direct them to the most appropriate national and local services and resources available to them, including the police, child protection services, existing provincial/territorial helplines, or any other relevant services.

It provides professional listening and referral services by phone and text at 1-888-83-SPORT (77678) and by email at, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, seven days a week.


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