Criminal Record Checks
All coaches who wish to be members of GymBC must complete and file a Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Gymnastics BC if they are 19 years old or older, as per BC Provincial Law (“An employer must ensure that every individual who is hired for employment involving work with children and every employee who works with children undergoes a criminal record check” Criminal Records Review Act, Chapter 86). Police record checks submitted to GBC must also include a ‘Vulnerable Section Search’ (VSS) (in some cases the VSS is on the same form but not always – check with your local police detachment).
Gymnastics BC's screening policy requires all coaches to complete the Coaching Association of Canada's Safe Sport Training. To complete this training log in to your locker at coach.ca, click on the E-learning tab, and select Safe Sport Training from the Multi-Sport options.
GymBC Code of Conduct
The Gymnastics BC Screening Policy requires that all participants involved in gymnastics within BC complete an annual review of the Gymnastics BC Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be found on pages 18-24 of the Complaint Management Handbook.
Respect in Sport
All Gymnastics BC coaches 15 years of age or older are required to complete the Respect in Sport Activity Leaders training course. Gymnastics BC pays for all GymBC coaches to complete the RiS training course, but coaches need a pre-registration access code in order to complete the course without being prompted to pay (GymBC will not reimburse coaches or clubs that pay for the course themselves).
RiS Access Code
If you are a GymBC member and belong to a current GymBC club, please obtain the Respect in Sport Access Code from your club.
If you are a GymBC member and do NOT belong to a GymBC member club, please complete the form linked below to request a pre-registration RiS access code. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
New Coaches Registering
New coaches registering with GymBC will be granted a 30-day (from date of hire at the club) grace period to complete the RiS program. Failure to complete the course after 30 days may result in suspension of membership and insurance coverage for the coach(es) until they complete the program.
Completed RiS information (number and completion date) can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org