SafeSport Initiative

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) is committed to creating a system that ensures a cohesive safe sport environment for all participants in the sport of gymnastics across our province and in Canada.

AGF is in the early stages of developing this initiative which will impact the entire gymnastics community. Whether you are an athlete, coach, parent, judge, club owner or volunteer, your engagement and feedback will be critical to the successful development and implementation of this program.  

Report a Violation

Contact the Authorities
Under Provincial Legislation if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a participant is or may be suffering from emotional, physical abuse, and/or sexual abuse, you should immediately report the suspicion and the information on which it is based to the local child protection agency and/or the local police department. In Alberta you may call the Child Abuse hotline 1-800-387-KIDS (5437).

Good Faith Reporting
A reporting person who files an AGF Code of Conduct Violation form must do so with no malice and/or information known to be false, fabricated or retaliatory in nature. Reporters must have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed does indeed indicate a violation. Knowingly submitting a false or malicious report will be viewed as a major infraction.

There will be no retaliation of good faith reports that turn out to be unsubstantiated. No reporting person shall suffer adverse employment consequences, retaliation or harassment as a result of their report.

Respect Resource Line (Available 365 days per year)

TOLL FREE: 1-888-329-4009 | TEXT: 1-306-717-9636 | EMAIL: resourceline@respectgroupinc.com 

This nation-wide, toll-free line is available to all Coaches and Activity Leaders who have been trained in the Respect in Sport Activity Leader program. The service is confidential and anonymous so you won't be required to disclose your identity. It provides bilingual response to calls or emails 365 days a year by expert staff who will guide you to the necessary resource pertaining to; 

  • child and youth maltreatment 
  • bullying 
  • hazing
  • national/provincial child and youth protection laws
  • organization-specific risk management and dispute resolution models

Note: This line is not for technical support, but offers a connection to resources to help deal with your situation.  

Current AGF resources

External Resources

The following have been identified as best practices to inform future development of AGF SafeSport:

Videos:

Contact Us

AGF values your feedback. Please send your questions, concerns and ideas to:

Kim Shore, SafeSport Liaison
Alberta Gymnastics Federation
safesport@abgym.ab.ca