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. If you have a concern or have seen an AGF member violate AGF’s Code of Conduct or the NCCP Code of Ethics please take the most appropriate action to report this concern or violation.
Report at Club Level | File A Report with AGF | Contact the Authorities
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.
Report at Club Level
In instances where the suspected incident of non-compliance or violation is less severe, and/or may not give rise to a risk to the safety, health or well-being of athlete or member, individuals are encouraged to first try to respectfully address the issue with the person directly, or with their club’s President or a member of its Board of Directors. If you are unsure how to proceed at the club level, please refer to your club’s Policies and Procedures or speak with your club President for guidance.
File a Report with AGF
To submit a Code of Conduct Violation Form or to submit a Complaint/Concern to the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF), please select one Harassment Officer and one AGF delegate to receive the report. Every form received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and the action taken will be reported back to you.
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).
Whether you are an athlete, coach, parent, judge, club owner or volunteer, your engagement and feedback are critical to the successful development and implementation of the safe sport initiative. Please send your questions, concerns and ideas to:
Alberta Gymnastics Federation