The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is responsible to administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) using trauma-informed processes that are compassionate, efficient and provide fairness, respect and equity to all parties involved.
The OSIC operates as an independent division of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC). The SDRCC was created by the Physical Activity and Sport Act (S.C. 2003, c.2) (the “Act”) with the mandate to provide to the sport community: a) a national alternative dispute resolution service for sport disputes; and, b) expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution. The SDRCC was also mandated by the Government of Canada, on July 6, 2021, to establish an independent safe sport mechanism to implement the UCCMS at the national level.
As a division of the SDRCC, the OSIC contributes to the advancement of the UCCMS by: (i) overseeing a complaint intake process; (ii) conducting preliminary assessments and investigations; (iii) maintaining a database of imposed sanctions; and (iv) monitoring compliance by sporting organizations and issuing reports as required.
About the Sport Integrity Commissioner
Sarah-Ève Pelletier, LL.B., LL.M., MS.C.
Sarah-Ève Pelletier is a former national team athlete in the sport of artistic swimming with years of experience as a strategic, business and legal professional in the global sport industry.
Sarah-Ève holds a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Entertainment Law, Media Law and Policy, a Law Degree from Laval University, a Sport Law certificate from Montpellier I University and an MSC in International Business from the University of London, UK. She is a member of the Quebec bar and an accredited civil mediator by the Quebec bar.
In her most recent position of Director, Sport Business & Sustainability at the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), she oversaw a wide array of portfolios, including athlete marketing and Olympian legacy, Games business strategy and operations, as well as ESG/sustainability. Her career as a professional includes such positions as Deputy General Counsel & Director, Business Affairs at the COC, as well as Media Rights Counsel at International Olympic Committee.