GOLF ONTARIO IS COMMITTED TO FOSTERING A SAFE SPORT ENVIRONMENT FOR GOLF.
Golf Ontario is committed to protecting the health, safety, physical and mental well-being of athletes, employees, volunteers and all participants involved in its activities. In partnership with Golf Canada and as the Provincial Sport Organization for Golf, Golf Ontario plays an important role in promoting a safe sport environment across golf in Ontario.
Golf Ontario takes any situation involving misconduct or maltreatment seriously. For this reason, in partnership with Golf Canada, Golf Ontario is committed to enacting and enforcing strong, clear, and effective policies and processes for preventing and addressing 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.
REPORT AN INCIDENT
Should any individuals involved with Golf Ontario – 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.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Golf Ontario supports the need for training and education platforms as well as enhanced policies and compliance procedures to ensure safety in sport.
Golf Ontario is also proud to implement training across our organization including Respect in the Workplace and Safe Sport training for our employees, coaches and volunteers. These exceptional modules provide the base training and education for our broader organization.
Golf Ontario is aligned with the important work of Sport Canada in this issue and encourages all those connected with our sport – athletes, and club representatives – to maintain an open dialogue to ensure a safe and supportive environment, without exception, across the golf landscape in Ontario.