The SWKKF understands that screening instructors and volunteers is a vital part of providing a safe karate environment and has become a common practice among sport organizations that provide programs and services to the community.
This Policy applies to all individuals whose position within the SWKKF is one of trust or authority which may relate to, at a minimum, finances, supervision, minors, and/or persons with a disability.
Not all individuals associated with SWKKF will be required to obtain an E-PIC, a VSC, or submit a Screening Disclosure Form because not all positions pose a risk of harm to the SWKKF, its clubs, or to its participants.
The SWKKF will determine which individuals will be subject to screening using the guidelines provided in the policy.
"The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is an inclusive organization and welcomes full participation of all individuals in our programs and activities, irrespective of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. In line with other sport organizations/universities, SWKKF members will be eligible to compete which corresponds with either their sex assigned at birth or their gender identity."