Safe Guide Forms and Retention

What is Safe Guide?

Safe Guide is the risk management document that Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) provides to members to aid in the safe planning of activities. It allows our members to deliver exciting activities and opportunities in their quest to provide innovative programming for girls. 

View the full Safe Guide Manual

View the Safe Guide forms required for submission

SG.1 & SG.4 for Girl Guide Camps and Properties in Ontario

The following timeline for Safe Guide submissions apply:

  • For yellow events: 14 days prior to your activity or event.
  • For red events: 21 days prior to your activity/event 
  • For green events: safe guide forms do not need to be submitted
  • For interprovincial/international under 72 hours event: 30 days prior
  • For interprovincial/international trips over 72 hours: see timelines on the 1 - International Group Trip Planning Timeline form 

Need Help?

My Safe Guide Place User Manual | This document walks you through all the steps of submitting your forms

Questions about Form Completion | Contact the Safe Guide Adviser at safeguide.adviser@guidesontario.org

Questions about Form Submission Contact staff at safeguide@guidesontario.org or call 1-877-323-4545 ext. 2487/2423.

  • Note: Staff are able to help with general inquiries about the process for submitting files, but they are not able to read and interpret Safe Guide for you.

Ontario’s various Safe Guide Assessors are dedicated volunteers – many of whom are Unit Guiders just like you. If you have questions about how to interpret Safe Guide, your Assessor will be able to assist you.

A team of staff members monitor the safeguide@guidesontario.org email address and are a support to all members and our Safe Guide Assessors, however staff members are not assessors and cannot provide insight on Safe Guide forms. 

What to expect after you have submitted your Safe Guide forms:

  • Upon submission of your forms you will receive an automatic response (with your tracking number) that your forms have been submitted. This is not an automatic acknowledgement (yellow level) or approval (red level) for your activity. 
  • Once the assessor has reviewed your forms you will receive an email either acknowledging (yellow level) or approving (red level) your forms from Fluid Review.
  • In some cases the Safe Guide Assessor will request clarification or additional information. Please follow up with her as soon as possible so that she can complete the assessment of your activity (ensure to include your tracking number when responding).
  • If, after submitting your forms, you have not heard from an assessor within one week, please e-mail or call Safe Guide as above quoting your tracking number.
  • If you have not received authorization for your activity at least three days prior to your activity, contact Safe Guide as above, quoting your tracking number to request a status update.

Need to report a Safe Guide emergency?
If you are at a sanctioned event/activity and an emergency happens (after you have called emergency personnel):

  • In Ontario (toll-free): 1 (877) 323-4545 and press 8 (or ext. 2350)
  • Outside of Ontario: (416) 926-2350
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