Member Protection and Respect

AFL Canada is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all players and team officials. As such, it has created a National Policy on Member Protection and Respect that sets out the responsibilities and means of addressing breaches of its codes of conduct. You may access the policy here:

AFL Canada - Member Protection and Respect (National Policy)

AFL Canada reminds all members of its national teams of AFL Canada’s expectation that, both on and off the field, players should not allow threatening situations to eventuate or escalate and, wherever possible, should look out for the safety of their teammates.

In addition to the creation of this policy, which has been circulated to all leagues, AFL Canada has taken the following steps to ensure the ongoing safety and security of all players and team officials:

  • Created more robust Team Canada codes of conduct that more explicitly set out the expectations of players with respect to one another and what to do in unfavourable or threatening situations.
  • AFL Canada representative teams (men and women) did not stay in the same hotel during the 2015 representative event. This will be reviewed by AFL Canada and team management for future tournaments.
  • Determined that future AFL Canada teams will have separate and distinct team officials. No players will act in a team official capacity.

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