Gymnastics Ontario Membership Suspension Notices

Posted:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Please be advised that Ms. Elisha Oakes of Niagara Falls, Ontario has been suspended from membership with Gymnastics Ontario effectively immediately from all coaching, judging, events and activities pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing scheduled in mid-April in accordance with our Discipline, Complaints and Harassment policies.

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has policies that are in place for the screening of employees, coaches, judges, support staff, and volunteers that travel and work with the athletes in our sport, however, we continue to review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that they meet our commitment to safe sport and minimize risks to our participants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Executive Officer, Dave Sandford

 

Posted:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Gymnastics Ontario takes our commitment to the safety of our community extremely seriously. When issues involving Mr. McFarlane first came to our attention, we immediately suspended Mr. McFarlane in October 2017.

Gymnastics Ontario has been in contact with those who have been affected by this situation and continue to offer our support.

In January 2018, Investigators from Peel Region Police were contacted by the victim, a 15 year-old female from the Region of Peel, to report multiple sex related criminal incidents.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has policies that are in place for the screening of employees, coaches, judges, support staff, and volunteers that travel and work with the athletes in our sport, however, we continue to review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that they meet our commitment to safe sport and minimize risks to our participants.

 

Posted:  Friday, January 26, 2018

Effective immediately, Scott McFarlane is suspended indefinitely under Gymnastics Ontario By-Law 5.5b.

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has policies that are in place for the screening of employees, coaches, judges, support staff and volunteers that travel and work with the athletes in our sport, however, we continue to review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that they meet our commitment to safe sport and minimize risks to our participants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Executive Officer, Dave Sandford

 

Posted:  Sunday, December 17, 2017

Please be advised that effective immediately, Mr. Dave Brubaker of Sarnia, Ontario has been suspended from membership with Gymnastics Ontario in accordance with our policies following the serious charges that have been made on December 15, 2017 pending the outcome of this investigation.

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has policies that are in place for the screening of employees, coaches, judges, support staff, and volunteers that travel and work with the athletes in our sport, however, we continue to review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that they meet our commitment to safe sport and minimize risks to our participants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Executive Officer, Dave Sandford

 

Posting for Friday, December 22, 2017

Please be advised that Mr. Scott McFarlane of Mississauga, Ontario has been suspended from membership with Gymnastics Ontario for three months ending on January 26, 2018 in accordance with our Discipline, Complaints and Harassment policy. Mr. McFarlane’s Gymnastics Ontario membership will be reinstated on January 27, 2018on a probationary basis for a period of one year.

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has policies that are in place for the screening of employees, coaches, judges, support staff, and volunteers that travel and work with the athletes in our sport, however, we continue to review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that they meet our commitment to safe sport and minimize risks to our participants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Dave Sandford

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