As a member of Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) through our membership with the Alberta Alpine Ski Association (AASA), we support and are governed by Safe Sport policies as administered and defined by ACA. Learn more about the Safe Sport Policies and Athlete Protection Policies which Calgary Westside Alpine Ski Club adheres to on the ACA website:
If a minor is in immediate danger or risk call 911 or the Canadian Centre for Child Protection at 1-800-532-9135.
Known or suspected maltreatment of a minor must also be reported to ACA’s Independent Third Party. This provides ACA an opportunity to further investigate the allegation and remove the alleged perpetrator from the organization if necessary.
Reporting to the Independent Third-Party:
In relation to adults, a crime or suspected crime should be reported directly to the police and the corresponding sport organization’s Independent Third-Party.
If you report a valid suspicion and it turns out to be unfounded, there are no penalties for you. Provincial and territorial child protection legislation ensures individuals who report suspicions of maltreatment in compliance with the duty to report provision will not be penalized if the report is later deemed unsubstantial. For more information, please review:
Jurisdictional Legislation on Child Protection:
Provincial and Territorial Child Protection Legislation and Policy (2018)