Official Statement from Taekwondo Canada
Taekwondo Canada is aware that a Coach in Ontario was charged with assault, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation of a minor female on Thursday, December 14, 2023. Further details from the Waterloo Regional Police Service as well as contact information for anyone who has information to share can be found here: https://www.wrps.on.ca/en/news/waterloo-regional-police-arrest-male-in-connection-to-reports-of-sexual-assault.aspx
While the Coach is not employed by either Taekwondo Canada or Taekwondo Ontario, he has coached at national team camps and competitions in the past. To date, Taekwondo Canada has not received any complaints regarding the Coach’s behavior, nor was it aware of any alleged misconduct by him within the community. Taekwondo Canada nonetheless takes all allegations of this nature very seriously and its Board of Directors immediately suspended the Coach from any involvement with national or provincial team programs pending the outcome of the legal process.
Taekwondo Canada’s number one priority is to create a safe training and competitive environment for everyone involved in our sport. We encourage anyone with concerns or allegations about this or other matters to contact Taekwondo Canada’s Independent Safe Sport Consultant, Laurie Ehrman of EWC Sport Consulting. She can be contacted directly at email@example.com. Additional information about Laurie’s role and our commitment to Safe Sport can be found here: https://taekwondo-canada.com/safesport/