GYMNASTICS CANADA STATEMENT – PROPOSED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
May 12, 2022
Gymnastics Canada and our Provincial Member Organizations (including Gymnastics Saskatchewan) have been informed by the media of a lawsuit, filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, in which we are named as defendants. Although we have not been served, the allegations we have been made aware of in the claim describe behavior that is unacceptable in any sport environment, and we take them very seriously.
As leaders in the sport of Gymnastics within Canada, we are committed to providing a safe environment for members of our sport that is accessible, inclusive, respects our participants’ personal goals and is free from all forms of maltreatment. This is a collective effort, and we will continue to work with our sport partners to support Provincial Member Organizations and clubs throughout our community.
Gymnastics Canada and our Provincial Member Organizations have developed and implemented comprehensive policies and procedures to deal with concerns regarding abuse and maltreatment at all levels of the sport regardless of when or where they arise. These policies are aligned with the Universal Code of Conduct for Maltreatment in Sport that was adopted by all national sport bodies and Sport Canada in December 2019. We are committed to addressing all allegations that come forward with diligence and due process.
For further information on reporting a complaint, the discipline process, and our policies and procedures to prevent and address maltreatment in sport, please visit our website: Safe Sport | Gymnastics Canada (gymcan.org)
For information regarding the collective approach within Gymnastics, please see the following: http://gymcan.org/news/details/2022_GymCan_Statement_01_EN
For further information, please contact Ian Moss, CEO, Gymnastics Canada
Or Klara Miller, CEO, Gymnastics Saskatchewan