By The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER – Players and employees of the CFL will undergo yearly mandatory training on violence against women as part of a new league initiative.
The CFL unveiled its policy on violence against women today, with an emphasis on preventing violence from occurring in the first place and acting quickly when it does happen.
The policy was developed in partnership with the Ending Violence Association of Canada, following consultations with multiple women who are experts in the field of responding to violence against women.
The league says it will also participate in efforts to increase awareness of violence against women and ways to prevent it throughout society, in particular among youth.
CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge says the league will work to ensure that all of its workplaces are safe from violence against women.