SAFE SPORT REPORTING
REPORTING SUSPICIONS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
IF A CHILD OR YOUTH IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OR RISK, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE.
Contact your local authorities if you have a reasonable suspicion that a child or youth is a victim of any form of abuse or neglect. Reports of abuse or neglect not involving a minor may also be reported to local authorities.
REPORTING SUSPICIONS OF MISCONDUCT OR OTHER SERIOUS CONCERNS
Individuals across all disciplines of gymnastics in Canada have the right to participate in a sport environment free from abuse, harassment, and discrimination. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, youth, or other participant, please report your concerns:
As of December 19, 2022 individuals have two avenues to report complaints or concerns regarding conduct; report directly to the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) – Abuse Free Sport or report to Gymnastics Canada’s independent complaint management service. OSIC/Abuse Free Sport will deal with complaints/concerns that meet the standards as set out in the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). All other complaints/concerns will continue to be dealt with through Gymnastics Canada’s independent complaint management mechanism.
GYMNASTICS CANADA INDEPENDENT COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT SERVICE:
NATIONAL TEAM AND GYMNASTICS CANADA RELATED CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS:
For national team and Gymnastics Canada events/activities, please contact the following toll free number to access an independent Safe Sport expert: 1-833-913-1304
What happens after you submit a complain?
Click here for an overview of the Gymnastics Canada Complaint Management Process.
This Complaint Management Process resource serves as a supplement to the Complaints and Discipline Policy. The Complaints and Discipline Policy remains the primary and official legal document for the complaint process and should be read in full when engaging in the Complaint Management Process.
PROVINCIAL TEAM ACTIVITY OR CLUB RELATED CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS:
Contact your Provincial Gymnastics Organization to report forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing, or harassment.
SUSPENDED AND EXPELLED MEMBERS
To view a list of members that have been suspended or expelled by Gymnastics Canada and our provincial/territorial associations, please CLICK HERE
SEEKING SUPPORT OR ADVICE
Canadian Sport Helpline: Available to provide you with advice, guidance, and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR CHILD PROTECTION: Please Report a Concern to seek support and advice if you are concerned about the welfare of a child or youth:
RESPECT IN SPORT: If you have concerns about the behaviour of a sport leader and are not sure how to proceed, you can contact Respect in Sport for help and support. They will assist you in determining the appropriate course of action.
- Call: 1.888.329.4009 (toll-free)
- Text: 1.306.717.9636
- Email: email@example.com
KIDS HELP PHONE:
- Call: 1.800.668.6868 (Crisis Line)
- Text: CONNECT to 686868
- Chat: through the “Always There” app. Download from APPLE STORE | GOOGLE PLAY
LGBT Youth Line
- Call: 1-877-330-6336
- Website: https://translifeline.org/
National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)
- Call: 1-866-633-4220
- Website: nedic.ca
Hope for Wellness
- Call: 1-855-242-3310
- Website: hopeforwellness.ca
- Call/Text Message: 1-833-211-AIDE (2433) or 1-833-245-HELP (4357)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://sportaide.ca/
The following are recommended phone numbers in each province or territory that can provide assistance should you need guidance concerning suspected child abuse:
1.800.387.KIDS (5437) or
1.800.310.1818 (toll-free, 24/7)
Winnipeg: (204) 944.4200
Toll-free: 1.888.834.9767 (after-hours) (emergency calls only): (204) 944.4050
Outside of Winnipeg:
Call (204) 945.3744 or 1.866.626.4862 (toll-free)
1.888.99ABUSE (1.888.992.2873) or
Eastern (709) 752.4238 or (709)752.4619
Central (709) 292.1210 or (709) 292.2500
Western (709) 637.2686 or (709) 637.2686
Labrador Grenfell (709) 896.9170 or
1.877.424.1177 or (902) 424.3202
NORTH WEST TERRITORIES
1.867.873.7276 or 1.867.873.1929 (after-hours)
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1.877.341.3101 or 1.800.341.6868 (after-hours)
1.866.532.2822 or 1.800.263.2266 (French only)
After-hours, or in case of emergency, call 8-1-1.
Prince Albert (North) 1.866.719.6164
Saskatoon (Centre) 1.800.274.8297
Regina (South) 1.844.787.3760
1.800.661.0408, local 3002 (24 hours).