During the spring of 2015, Ski Québec Alpin introduced a virtual toolbox project whose objective was to prevent abuse and harassment in alpine skiing programs in the province of Quebec. SportBienÊtre.ca, a website created with the collaboration of SafeSport and the support of the Direction de la promotion de la sécurité (DPS) under Quebec’s ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES), is engaged in educating members of the public and giving them the necessary tools to fight sexual abuse. This site is inspired by the American program SafeSport, which itself draws on Quebec sources.
Ski Québec Alpin has long felt the need to reach a larger audience and to give tools to Quebec athletes of all levels. That is how the DPS, SPORTSQUÉBEC, Ski Québec Alpin, the Unités régionales de loisir et de sport (URLS), Sport’Aide, and research teams with developed expertise in the subject came to create an advisory committee in the fall of 2015 to supplement and adapt SportBienÊtre.ca’s platform to better fit the needs and the reality of the Quebec sports community.