What is Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training?
Scouts Canada has adopted the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training that has been developed by Respect Group, a Canadian leader in youth safety and abuse prevention training. Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders is designed to make good people better by empowering Scouters to identify and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD) behaviours.
Who needs to complete Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training?
All Scouters, including Scouters under the age of 18 and Rover Scouts, must complete Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training.
How long is Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders valid with Scouts Canada?
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training is valid for a period of five years from the time it has been completed, at which point it must be renewed with training repeated.
How to access Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training
Login to MyScouts and select the David Huestis Learning Centre
Select Scouting Fundamentals and Respect in Sport (see screen shot)
How long is this training? Do I have to complete it all in one sitting?
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders is made up of five modules consisting of twenty sections in total. The complete course will take approximately three hours to complete. At the end of each section, two buttons will be displayed: Close and Continue. Selecting one of these two buttons will ensure that your progress is tracked so you may begin again from that point.
I’ve completed Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders with another organization, can I apply my certificate to Scouts Canada? Can I apply my certificate from Scouts Canada to another organization?
Yes. You can transfer your certificate to another organization that uses a Respect Group training program as long as it is the same program type. Individuals will be prompted to enter or search for their existing Respect in Sports certificate number at the beginning of the program.Scouters with a current Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training certificate can apply it to meet Scouts Canada’s requirements – they do not need to retake the training until their certificate expires.
Can I access Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training from my mobile device?
Yes! The DHLC is available via mobile device and the Respect in Sport APP is also available through the APP Store and Google Play.
What do I do if I experience technical problems while completing Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders?
Respect Group Inc. maintains a Help Desk that is available 24/7 in both French and English to provide you with support as you complete your training. You can contact the Respect Group Help Desk by email:
- Help Desk Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
When contacting the Respect Group Help Desk, please ensure you provide clear information about the issue you are experiencing, the governing body which requested you complete the program, and the phone number (including area code) for which you may be contacted.
The Respect Group Help Desk is not the same entity as the Scouts Canada Help Centre. The Scouts Canada Help Centre does not have the ability to provide technical support for Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training.
How do I download or print my certificate after completing Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training?
In the Respect in Sport learning portal, you can navigate to 'Program Access' and then click on 'Print Certificate'. This will give you a PDF copy of the certificate which you can print and/or save. Note: there is no requirement to print & provide RIS to your group, once completed or imported it will be listed as completed in your account.
Is there someone who I can talk to if I have questions or concerns about the safety-related content of the course?
Respect Group will introduce a youth safety support line staffed by experts to provide assistance and direction to members with specific safety issues or concerns. Contact details will be published on the Respect Training Website.
Is there support for Scouters if they are unable to afford the training fee?
Scouters with financial need may apply for No One Left Behind coverage of their Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Training by emailing RISSubsidy@scouts.ca. Once approved, Scouters will be able to access the training at no charge through their learning gateway in the David Huestis Learning Centre.
When emailing please include the following information to determine eligibility
- Full Name
- contact phone number
- total supported family members in household
- Total NET household income
- Have your family received NOLB funding in the past 12 months
I’m not an “Activity Leader”, I am part of the Group Committee. Is this the right training for me?
Respect Group uses the term “Activity Leader” to describe anyone who has signed up as a volunteer or is in a paid position to lead a group of young people. The fact that “Activity Leader” has been used in Scouting as the term for fourteen or fifteen-year-old Scouters is a coincidence.
Will there be an offline version of Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders?
Yes, you can now access Respect in Sport via their APP. This can be downloaded, installed on your device (via Google Play or the App Store). The internet is needed to install & once installed and configured to your device you will be able to continue to complete Respect in Sport offline. When you go back online your progression through the program will be uploaded and reflected on your profile.
Is there a cost to take the training?
This training will cost $30.00 +tax for new members and $15.00 +tax for a volunteer who is renewing the training when it expires.
Individuals will be prompted to pay via credit card, Visa debit card, or PayPal at the beginning of the training program.
Training certification is recognized by and transferable to any of the 40+ youth-serving organizations across Canada for whom the training is also mandatory.
Can Groups pay for or subsidize training for their Volunteers?
Yes. Groups can consider budgeting Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training for Scouters in the same way that they currently accommodate Police Records Checks, First Aid certification or other Volunteer development-related expenses. Two options are available:
- A Pre-Registration Code for all Scouters: Groups may opt to pay for the Respect in Sport program on behalf of their Scouters by obtaining a pre-registration code option. Groups may obtain a pre-registration code to be used by their Volunteers during the registration process for the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training. Use of this code bypasses the requirement for individual Volunteers to pay with a credit card. Local units must agree via email to be responsible for all uses of the code(s).
- An Individual Registration Code/User Option: An individual code is issued for each user. After it has been used once, it is no longer available to anyone else to register for the program.
Are payment plans available to Groups?
Yes. When a Group wants to pay for a large number of Scouters and budget cycles are an issue, Respect Group will allow 50% of the invoice to be paid by credit card, electronic funds transfer or cheque at the time the registration code(s) is issued, with the balance to be paid, interest free, within six months.
Payment for pre-registration codes is processed in advance of the code being issued.
The first time a Group requests a pre-registration code, a short agreement is completed by e-mail. To purchase a pre-registration code or to discuss payment plans, contact email@example.com.
Once an agreement has been made you can purchase additional codes HERE
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre: