Incident Prevention and Intervention
OGC believes that bullying and child endangerment are serious issues that have far reaching consequences for both the athletes involved and the entire sport community. Providing athletes with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and accepting space is a responsibility that OGC takes seriously and in support of which has developed Athlete Resources.
Every coach at OGC is required to complete a Commit to Kids learning module to better equip staff with strategies and plans to help incident prevention in our organization. In accordance with the Coaching Association of Canada, all staff aged 18+ years must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and background screening every 3 years.
Input into creating a safe sport environment is conducted through discussions by OGC in collaboration with our annual members. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to have a voice and to help OGC management in the development of the incident prevention and intervention plan.
Canadian Sport Helpline
This anonymous and confidential service allows you to connect via phone, text or email with operators who have expertise in counselling, psychology and sport. This resource is available to discuss your concerns, help you understand your options, and connect you with resources best suited for your situation.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection Self/Peer Exploitation Flowchart
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has created a flowchart to inform youth on how to report self and peer exploitation incidents.
FIG Safe Sport Safeguarding
The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique has compiled a list of policy, procedures and toolkits to protect athletes from non-accident violence, abuse and harassment.
Gymnastics Ontario’s Safe Sport Resources
Gymnastics Ontario follows Safe Sport Policies, which guide Ottawa Gymnastics Centre’s vision and commitment to Safe Sport. Gymnastics Ontario has compiled resources that further strengthen Safe Sport principles.
International Olympic Committee Safe Sport
The International Olympic Committee has created an Athlete 365 resource platform that defines a safe sport environment, athlete rights and resources to report abuse in sport.
Kids Help Phone
This is a 24/7 mental health resource for youth. Kids Help Phone offers crisis support via text and counselling over the phone or through online chat.
Commit to Kids Parent Guide
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection created the Commit to Kids program to help organizations create safe environments for children. The purpose of the Parent Guide is to educate parents and guardians about risks and to provide the necessary information to reduce the likelihood of children being victimized.