The Canadian gymnastics community reacts to criminal charges against Claude Aubertin

“We are obviously shocked and saddened by this news, and are cooperating fully with the ongoing police investigation,” said Richard Crépin, Chair of the Board of Directors of Gymnastics Canada, and President of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 World Championships in artistic gymnastics, and board member of Gymnastique Quebec. “In accordance with Gymnastics Canada’s policies and procedures, Mr. Aubertin was immediately suspended from our Boards, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”

The Federations’ Boards pursue their efforts towards providing quality and safe gymnastics programs that enable athletes to live a positive experience through which they can grow.


First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics


As the provincial governing body for the sport of gymnastics, the Fédération de gymnastique du Québec oversees the development, governance, safety and promotion of the sport. With over 55,000 members, Gymnastique Québec develops and delivers a wide range of programs within the sport’s five disciplines, encouraging healthy and active living through gymnastics. Visit for more information.


The WAGC2017 Organizing Committee is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 to plan and deliver the event, which will host the world’s top gymnasts in Montreal, Quebec, October 2-8, 2017. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Richard Crépin
Chair, GCG Board of Directors / President, 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Organizing Committee / Board Member of Gymnastique Quebec
Cell: 438.823.8778