SGPSF Policies

The SGPSF community wants you to have fun and stay safe while taking part in events.
Below are promises to you that the SGPSF staff and volunteers continue to uphold.

Code of Conduct

All members, SGPSF staff, volunteers and participants must follow the Code of Conduct:

1. Commit themselves to act as positive ambassadors of SGPSF to the para-sport community and the community at large;
2. Be courteous and respectful to all SGPSF Members and the para-sport community at large;
3. Participate in a spirit of fairness and respect for all members and equipment;
4. Abstain from all use of profane, insulting or offensive language during SGPSF programming and/or directed at SGPSF Members;
5. Refrain from public criticism of other members of the para-sport community;
6. Treat others with respect and refrain from negative or disparaging remarks or conduct;
7. Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes harassment, where harassment is defined as comment or conduct directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading or malicious;
8. Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes sexual harassment, where sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature;
9. Respect each SGPSF Member’s dignity at all times;
10. Wear a certified bicycle helmet at all times while riding as a SGPSF Member;
11. Reject the non-medical use of drugs or the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods;
12. Abide by the laws of the jurisdiction of the province or country in which the event is taking place;
13. Demonstrate through words and actions the spirit of sportsmanship, sports leadership and ethical conduct;
14. Exhibit respect for leaders and the decisions they make with respect to the program.

Concussion Policy

The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation (SGPSF) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants in SGPSF programs. Despite the best efforts of staff, participating in sport, outdoor and recreational activities can result in injuries, including concussions.

Click Here for our policy on preventing and handling concussions.

Working With Vulnerable People Policy

This policy covers those below the age of 18, as well as vulnerable adults participating in our programs. Applicants are personally responsible for initiating a Police Check and Vulnerable Sector check and submitting them to our organization. In this way, their privacy rights are not violated and the decision to share the results is in their hands.

Click Here for our policy on protecting vulnerable individuals.