The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive sporting environment where all AGF members can participate in activities that are free from abuse, maltreatment, harassment, and discrimination. If you have a concern or have seen an AGF member breach AGF's Policies, including but not limited to our Safe Sport Policy, please take the most appropriate action from the list below to report this concern or violation.
First Response | Report at Club Level | Report at AGF Level | Report at Law Enforcement Level
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 retaliation or harassment as a result of their report.
In instances where the alleged misconduct is less severe, and/or may not give rise to a risk to the safety, health or well-being of an athlete or member, AGF strongly encourages all members (athletes, coaches, parents, club administrators, judges, volunteers etc.) to first try and respectfully address the issue with the person directly.
Report at Club Level
If the first response approach listed above is unsuccessful, individuals with concerns should contact their club’s President or a member of its Board of Directors. If the club does not have a Board of Directors, individuals with concerns should contact the owner(s) of the club. 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’s leadership (President, head coach, club owner(s), or Board members) for more instructions.
Report at AGF Level
AGF should receive communication from individuals who have already unsuccessfully attempted to address concerns at the club level or if the concerns are not related to club operations (e.g. allegations occurred during an AGF related trip).
Complaints must be submitted in writing by an individual with actual knowledge of the events being complained of and signed by the complainant or the individual acting on behalf of a minor.
Download Complaint Form
Completed complaint forms can be submitted to any of the following AGF personnel:
Interim Director of Operations
AGF Board of Directors Chair
Anonymous reports can also be submitted, but complaint processing may not be possible due to AGF's inability to clarify detailed information with the person reporting the concern. Anonymous complaints are thus strongly discouraged and may be dismissed without further action by AGF. | Submit a Report Anonymously
Upon receipt of a complaint, AGF will follow the procedures outlined in AGF Policies II-05 through II-08 as appropriate.
Report at Law Enforcement Level
Under Provincial Legislation, if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that an individual 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).
For general inquiries related to AGF's Policies and Procedures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.