OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFE SPORT
VPG is committed to providing a place in which the physical and mental well-being of athletes, members and staff is of primary importance; providing a respectful and inclusive place in which to train, learn and work.
Phoenix requires all coaches to:
complete a current criminal record check and to fulfill Gymnastic BC's compliance requirements prior to coaching
complete Respect in Sport - mandatory training to identify and address abuse, neglect, harassment & bullying in sport
complete the mental health program offered by Coaching Association of Canada.
SAFE SPORT FRAMEWORK
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics has created Complaint Management Policy and Processes, aligned with Gymnastics BC's, believing that dialogue is a preferable means of settling or resolving disputes, please find them here.
CANADIAN SPORT HELPLINE
An independent helpline has been set up with the support of Sport Canada and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Anyone with a concern, should feel comfortable reaching out to this free and confidential service. Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at; abuse-free-sport.ca. The abuse free sport phone and texting lines is monitored from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time.