up to 12 people
Twenty years ago, Canadians were shocked by the story of Graham James, a junior hockey coach convicted of sexually abusing his players. But how much has changed for vulnerable young athletes? In this investigation, CBC News found that over the past two decades more than 600 minors in 36 sports across Canada have been victims of sexual crimes, and that more than 200 coaches have been convicted of sexual offences against a minor. The reporting led to a new national zero-tolerance abuse policy and toll-free helpline, a federal study into abuse in sport, and development of a coaches’ code of conduct.