Safe Sport Framework
Gymnastics Nova Scotia continues to work very closely with Gymnastics Canada and the other Canadians provinces in the area of Safe Sport.
Gymnastics Nova Scotia acknowledges, understands and embraces our responsibility to take a leadership role in creating and preserving gymnastics environments that ensure positive, healthy, and fulfilling learning and training experiences for all of our participants. We are continuing to work together to implement a safe sport framework for gymnastics across the country including policy, education and advocacy initiatives.
This framework is designed to help members identify potentially unsafe situations and to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of athletes. This includes providing safe channels for athletes to communicate concerns with respect to their safety and well-being without risk of reprisals, and enhancing enforcement mechanisms for addressing individuals who breach safe sport policies.
Individuals participating in all disciplines of gymnastics in Nova Scotia, including athletes, coaches, officials, sport administrators, volunteers and others should be able to engage in a positive sport environment that is free from abuse, maltreatment, and discrimination. Our Safe Sport policies are intended to provide a comprehensive set of principles that establish expected behaviour, guide decision-making, and promote accountability for all individuals associated with Gymnastics Nova Scotia. Further policies will be made available as they are developed or revised and approved.
- National/Provincial Safe Sport Policy
- Code of Ethics and Conduct
- Abuse, Maltreatment and Discrimination Policy
- Complaints and Discipline Policy
- Screening Policy
- Travel Policy
- Inclusion Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Concussion Awareness, Prevention and Treatment information - GNS refers to the Parachute Canada Guidelines
If you are concerned about the welfare of a participant, and/or believe there has been a contravention of these policies, please report your concerns as per the:
GNS Complaints Submission Report Form.
Please visit the Gymnastics Canada website for additional information regarding reporting and current risk management requirements: http://gymcan.org/programs/safe-sport/overview
The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada recently released the Abuse Free Sport helpline.
You can read more about by clicking the link below.