GOLF CANADA IS FULLY COMMITTED TO FOSTERING A SAFE SPORT ENVIRONMENT FOR GOLF.

Golf Canada has a fundamental obligation and responsibility to protect the health, safety, and physical and mental well-being of athletes, staff, volunteers and other participants involved in its activities. As the National Sport Organization for golf, Golf Canada plays a leadership role in promoting this safe sport environment across the golf landscape in Canada.

Golf Canada takes any situation involving misconduct or maltreatment very seriously. For this reason, Golf Canada is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and processes for preventing and addressing all forms of misconduct or maltreatment.

This Safe Sport document is a group of specific policies that collectively promote a Safe Sport environment by communicating expected standards of behaviour. These policies also enable consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action should any issues arise.

Should any individuals involved with Golf Canada – including, but not limited to athletes, coaches, officials, employees, volunteers, and parents/guardians of athletes – wish to report any instance of misconduct or maltreatment, they may do so directly to Golf Canada’s independent Case Manager as identified in this set of Policies. The Case Manager will then refer to this document to determine the appropriate forum and manner to address the report.

Golf Canada also recognizes and complies with Version 5.1 of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) Document.

POLICIES

REPORT AN INCIDENT

CODE OF CONDUCT

Together with the PGA of Canada as proud signatories of the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge, Golf Canada supports the need for training and education platforms as well as enhanced policies and compliance procedures.

Golf Canada is also proud to implement Respect Group training across our organization including mandatory Respect in the Workplace for all staff and corporate volunteers; Respect in Sport for all coaches and support staff and Respect in Sport for Parents for parents of National Team athletes. These exceptional modules provide the base training and education for our broader organization.

In addition, an Ethics Commissioner has been appointed with a mechanism for internal and external access and we have safe sport policies in place.

Golf Canada is fully aligned with the important work of Sport Canada in this critical issue and encourage all those connected with our sport – athletes, club representatives – to maintain an open dialogue to ensure a safe and supportive environment, without exception, across the Canadian golf landscape.

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UCCMS

Respect Group

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