OFC Club Policies
Okanagan FC is a BC Soccer Charter Club, meaning that we have committed to operating our club and our business to a high standard, both on and off the field. We have a wide range of club policies which cover all aspects of the way our club operates. All of our club policies can be viewed on this page.
OFC Safety Policies
At Okanagan FC we believe that every individual involved in soccer deserves the opportunity to participate safely. Children, in particular, have a right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment. The Canada Soccer Guide to Safety, as an element of the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, presents information, best practices and principles, and guidance to support safe environments and participation. The Guide is divided into sections, designed to cover all elements of safety both on and off the field of play, including Codes of Conduct, Child Protection, the Responsible Coaching Movement, Anti–Doping, Injury and Return to Play, Facility and Equipment Safety, and Psychological Safety. In addition, it provides resources to support key stakeholders; Coaches and Program Leaders, Parents, and Children, as well as templates, tools, and samples for organizations, to create safe environments. We use the guide to create our own club’s safety policies and procedures, adapting each section to apply to our programs. The full Canada Soccer Guide to Safety can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
Okanagan FC primary contact for issues relating to child protection is club owner Andy Stevenson
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org cell phone 250 859 6395
If you, or someone close to you has been the victim of unacceptable behaviour, please use the resources below.
If you think anyone has been harmed, regardless of age, please report to the Police or RCMP. If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker.
Phone: 1-800-663-9122 (any time of the day or night)
Website click HERE Alternatively, contact the police or the RCMP
Covid 19 Safe Return to Play Plan click HERE
OFC Guide to Appropriate/Inappropriate Behaviour Between Adults and Children click HERE
OFC Guideline for Reporting Abuse click HERE
OFC Rule of Two Guideline click HERE
OFC Code of Conduct to Protect Children click HERE
OFC Anti Bullying Policy click HERE
OFC Air Quality Policy click HERE
Goalpost Safety Policy click HERE
Okanagan FC employs a variety of staff, full time, part time and sub-contract, in a number of different positions. Click HERE to meet the OFC Team. Our club’s staff policies can be viewed below.
OFC General Staff Policies click HERE
OFC Head Coach Job Description click HERE
OFC General Manager Job Description click HERE
Codes of Conduct
At Okanagan FC we are proud of our reputation for professionalism, both on and off the field. Our players, teams, coaches and supporters travel far and wide to compete in tournaments and competitions, and we always behave appropriately and in a good sporting manner. We have a full set of Codes of Conduct for players, coaches and parents, which can be viewed below.
OFC Coach Code of Conduct click HERE
OFC Parent Code of Conduct click HERE
Okanagan FC and BC Soccer are pleased present the Respect in Sport Parent Education Program.
Respect in Sport, Canada’s only interactive, online certification program to protect our youth and enhance an organization’s mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for all. Respect in Sport was developed as a grassroots online tool so sport and community organizations can deliver on their commitment to creating a safer environment for all participants; coaches, managers, trainers, administration and volunteers and even parents!
The fee for this user friendly 1 hour online course is $12, collected by Respect in Sport.
OFC Player Code of Conduct click HERE
Other Club Policies
OFC General Terms and Conditions click HERE