A Culture of Safety
Scouters are required to report incidents to Scouts Canada which helps us make our activities safer and identifies areas of concern.
By taking measures such as conducting incident reviews and publishing safety tips for our members, we are able to mitigate repeat incidents. View Scouts Canada’s Safety tips
Scouts Canada takes allegations of abuse seriously and always reports them to the relevant authorities.
Specially trained staff at our National Service Centre work with colleagues in law enforcement and child protective services to ensure we keep youth safe. It is our policy to suspend members who are the subject of allegations of abuse and to terminate the membership of any volunteer charged with child abuse.
If you have any concerns about the safety of our activities or youth, you can speak to your Group Commissioner.
If you feel unable to do so contact our Help Centre at 1-888-855-3336 or e-mail the Safe Scouting Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report or discuss urgent safety or youth protection concerns 1-800-339-6643 (24 hours).
If you do not feel comfortable speaking with Scouts Canada you can contact your local police, child protective services or for concerns about online behaviour or content www.cybertip.ca if a child is at risk call 911.