OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFE SPORT
Cheer Nova Scotia is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers’ physical, emotional and social development by promoting an environment free from abuse and misconduct. Everyone has the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment that is free from abuse, harassment or discrimination.
INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY REPORTING TO CHEER CANADA
A key component of a safe environment is the existence of an independent dispute resolution mechanism where complaints, allegations, and breaches of Cheer Canada conduct policies can be received and heard.
Cheer Canada has engaged the services of an Independent Safe Sport Officer who will work with you through the complaints process. We understand how important it is to have options when it comes to reporting issues in a safe and secure way.
Reports can be submitted by completing the following form: https://forms.gle/JECuDHtfYgK57LRR6
GOOD FAITH REPORTING
A reporting person who files a Cheer Canada Code of Conduct Violation form must do so with no malice and/or information known to be false, fabricated or retaliatory in nature. Reporters must have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed does indeed indicate a violation. Knowingly submitting a false or malicious report will be viewed as a major infraction.
There will be no retaliation of good faith reports that turn out to be unsubstantiated. No reporting person shall suffer retaliation or harassment as a result of their report.
Canadian Sport Helpline: Available to provide you with advice, guidance, and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.
Phone/Text Message: 1-888-837-7678
FILING A COMPLAINT WITH CHEER NS
To file a complaint with Cheer NS, please refer to our Dispute Resolution/Complaints Policy.
Excerpt from this policy regarding filing a complaint with CNS:
Complaints shall be provided to the President at email@example.com. In the event that the complainant, for any reason, does not wish to provide their complaint to the President of CNS, the complaint shall be provided to the Vice President of CNS at firstname.lastname@example.org; or to any member of the executive or CNS board, with contact information found on Cheer Nova Scotia’s website. In the event that the complainant does not wish for the CNS Board to receive their complaint directly, the complaint shall be provided to the third-party case manager, Robyn Schleihauf at email@example.com. The case manager will advise CNS that a complaint has been received.
A complaint is deemed received when a CNS Board member and/or the third-party case manager responds to the complaint, acknowledging receipt.
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