Contact The Authorities
Under Provincial Legislation, if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a participant is or may be suffering from emotional abuse, 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, call the Child Abuse hotline 1-800-387-KIDS (5437).
Kids Help Phone
TOLL FREE: 1-800-668-6868 | LIVE CHAT | ALWAYS THERE APP (Apple App Store | Google Play Store) | WEBSITE
Stressed out? Lonely? Experiencing bullying or abuse? Feeling anxious or sad? Worried about a friend? If you need one-on-one time with someone who gets what's going on in your life, you can connect anonymously with Kids Help Phone. Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and bilingual professional counselling, information and referral service for young people. Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support you with whatever you're going through. They are available by phone, Live Chat, and the Always There chat app.
Canadian Centre For Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a registered charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The goal of the Canadian Centre is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. If you have a concern about a child and want to talk to someone, contact the Canadian Centre for Child Protection using the 'Report A Concern' button on their website. If you suspect abuse, report it to your local child welfare and/or police. If your concerns are about a child who is in immediate danger or risk, call 911 or your local police.
Respect Resource Line (Available 365 Days Per Year)
TOLL FREE: 1-888-329-4009 | TEXT: 1-306-717-9636 | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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.
Respect Resource Line Poster
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. Please send your questions, concerns and ideas to:
Kim Shore, SafeSport Liaison
Alberta Gymnastics Federation