The Canada Basketball Verification Program is a new program developed in partnership between Basketball Manitoba and Canada Basketball. It is available to all basketball clubs, associations, and community groups in Manitoba and Canada. As part of the pilot program offered to several clubs across Canada last year, the Attack Basketball Club based in Winnipeg became the first in Canada to receive this club verification status in Canada.  Basketball Manitoba would like to thank the club directors at Attack (led by Sukhvir Singh, Raj Brar and Davinder Brar) for being part of the national pilot of this initiative and for completing all the required steps to gain this level of national recognition.  

The program raises standards to guide all associations across the country toward best principles and practices for organizational development. The Verification Program integrates important aspects of coaching, Safe Sport, and organizational leadership. Becoming Verified encourages basketball providers to add accountability to their mandates by providing a welcoming, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment for all players and members. 

If you provide basketball opportunities for players in Manitoba, this program is for you. The program is founded on three pillars of success: 

  1. Safe Sport & EDI (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion)
  2. Technical Skills
  3. Governance & Administration

These pillars have been established as standards for all Verified organizations. Athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and organizers can have confidence in their Verified organization’s alignment with best practices for basketball programming in Canada. 

Verified programs are recognized for being leaders in Safe Sport and their commitment to excellence and best practices. Aligning these best practices across Manitoba and Canada will allow us all to drive positive changes and provide the best experience possible for our members. 

Benefits to Your Organization and Your Members

As a Verified Organization, your club/association and its members will receive benefits that will help provide the best experience for all participants. Benefits include:

  • Brand your organization with the official Verified logo
  • Recognition of your club/association on the Canada Basketball website 
  • Discounts on Canada Basketball merchandise
  • Discounts on Coach Education and Officials Development events
  • Reassurance of best practices and Safe Sport training amongst all Verified organizations
  • Policies and by-laws to strengthen your organization’s governance and structure
  • Access to Basketball Manitoba sanctioned competitions
  • Exclusive access to Canada Basketball hosted webinars and online learning opportunities
  • Basketball Manitoba program benefits and discounts
  • Guidance on enhanced club operations and best practices to continually improve your program delivery

For more information on the Canada Basketball Verified Program, including how to apply, visit  

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