ORGANISING OUR GAME
Welcome to the BC Rugby Policies page.
Click on the topics below for all Policies relating to Governance and Operations:
These Policies are the foundation of BC Rugby and govern how our organisation is led on behalf of its members.
Code Of Conduct
The BC Rugby Code of Conduct aims to provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment within BC Rugby and all of BC Rugby’s programs, competitions, events and activities.Learn More
Constitution & Bylaws
Read more on BC Rugby's Constitution & Bylaws Policy.Learn More
Read more on BC Rugby's Governance Manual.Learn More
Dispute Resolution Policy
Read more on BC Rugby's Dispute Resolution Policy.Learn More
This document sets out the policy and procedure for an appeal by a member of BC Rugby in any category of membership of a decision that directly affects them. It provides for an internal process and, in some cases, a final external process.Learn More
Conflict of Interest Policy
Click to view the BC Rugby Conflict of Interest Policy.Learn More
BC Societies Act Transition Guide
New legislation is in place that all societies must abide by and BC Rugby’s Governance Committee, with support from Fasken Martineau LLP, created a guide for any Rugby Club or Association to successfully transition in accordance with the new BC Societies Act.
The transition guide contains a step-by-step process for you to follow as well as a ‘Rugbyfied’ bylaws template.
These Policies set standards for BC Rugby Operations, as well as holding everyone in Rugby responsible for upholding the values of our sport.
Click to view the BC Rugby Refund Policy.Learn More
Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Read BC Rugby's Gender, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy.Learn More
Risk Management Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline a consistent approach to risk management of the governance, strategic and operational practices of British Columbia Rugby Union (BC Rugby) and to detail the transparent approach to the identification, communication, evaluation and management of risk.Learn More
Read more on BC Rugby's Discipline Policy.Learn More
The purpose of this policy is to set out and describe how British Columbia Rugby Union (BC Rugby) may collect, use and disclose your personal information.Learn More
The purpose of this policy is to set a standard, ensuring that communications across British Columbia Rugby Union (BC Rugby) are well coordinated, presented coherently, managed effectively and compliant with all relevant Canadian and Provincial Laws of British Columbia.Learn More
The purpose of this policy is to outline the criteria and procedures that BC Rugby will adhere to and undertake to select Male and Female Age Group XV Teams to represent BC in Rugby Canada National competitions and any other competition deemed to contribute to the high performance development of each respective team.Learn More
Drug Free Policy
The purpose of this document is to clearly inform all BC Rugby athletes, coaches, staff and members of the BC Rugby Drug Free Policy.Learn More
The objective of this policy is to provide a framework for the recruitment and selection of individuals to support the Purpose of BC Rugby, the achievement of our strategic goals and the protection of players’ safety and wellbeingLearn More
Starting April 8, proof of vaccination will no longer be required to participate in Rugby. The BC Rugby Board made this decision to align with current direction from the Provincial Health Officer. However, we will continue to respond to any changes from the Government in their response to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Please note, a number of competitions this summer may still require all participants to show proof of vaccination.
Thank you to all the Rugby Clubs that have worked hard to implement this Policy, as well as all the parents and Players, Coaches and Officials that have helped BC lead the country in vaccination rates.
These policies refer to the selection process for BC Rugby’s Provincial team, the BC Bears, and other high-performance programs.
BC Bears - Senior Player Selection Policy
Click to read the BC Bears Selection Policy for Senior Players.Read More
BC Bears - Age-Grade Selection Policy
Click to read the BC Bears Selection Policy for Age-Grade players.Read More
BC Rugby Selection Policy - 2022 Canada Summer Games
Click to read BC Rugby's Selection Policy and Events Calendar for the 20...Read More
To provide feedback on any of these policies or to raise a complaint, please contact any of the following representatives:
- BC Rugby President, Mark Lewis – email@example.com
- BC Rugby Vice President (Internal), Tanya Donaldson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- BC Rugby CEO, Dave Newson – email@example.com