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:

NATIONAL TEAM AND GYMNASTICS CANADA ACTIVITIES RELATED CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS:

Contact Gymnastics Canada's Director, Safe Sport - Ellen MacPherson at: emacpherson@gymcan.org or 613-748-5637 ext. 229 to report potential misconduct such as emotional, sexual or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing, or harassment. Your confidential report will be directed to a Case Manager trained in child welfare and protection and/or the appropriate authorities.

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.

SEEKING SUPPORT OR ADVICE

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.

KIDS HELP PHONE: 

The following are recommended phone numbers in each province or territory that can provide assistance should you need guidance concerning suspected child abuse:

ALBERTA

1.800.387.KIDS (5437) or 
1.800.310.1818 (toll-free, 24/7)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1.800.663.9122

MANITOBA
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)

NEW BRUNSWICK
1.888.99ABUSE (1.888.992.2873) or
1.800.442.9799

NEWFOUNDLAND
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
(709) 897.2000

NOVA SCOTIA
1.877.424.1177 or (902) 424.3202 
1.866.922.2434 (after-hours)

NORTH WEST TERRITORIES
1.867.873.7276 or 1.867.873.1929 (after-hours)

ONTARIO
1.866.821.7770

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1.877.341.3101 or 1.800.341.6868 (after-hours)

QUEBEC
1.866.532.2822 or 1.800.263.2266 (French only) 
After-hours, or in case of emergency, call 8-1-1.

SASKATCHEWAN
Prince Albert (North) 1.866.719.6164 
Saskatoon (Centre) 1.800.274.8297 
Regina (South) 1.844.787.3760

YUKON
1.867.667.3002 
1.800.661.0408, local 3002 (24 hours).

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