Girl Guides of Canada is proud to offer a safe and supportive environment where girls feel accepted, valued and respected. We have a mandate to protect all our members, volunteers and employees from any form of abuse. Our organization has in place a clear policy and procedures dealing with two main areas of girl protection:
- Dealing with suspicion that a girl member is in need of protection <PDF>
- Helping adult members protect themselves from allegations of abuse <PDF>
Information on these topics is available on Memberzone: Under Admin -> Member Procedures
In addition, NS has a Girl Protection Adviser who has specialized knowledge in this area. The role of this advisor is to provide information, support and training around the issues of child abuse and protection. Any member or volunteer is encouraged to contact this Adviser with any questions or concerns about abuse or self harm.
She can be reached at: Girl.firstname.lastname@example.org