Ontario Dressing Room Policy Update, News (Drayton Minor Hockey)

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Jan 21, 2024 | Barb Driscoll, DMH President | 534 views
Ontario Dressing Room Policy Update
BACKGROUND:  The three (3) Hockey Canada Members in Ontario - Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), have had a dressing room policy since 2009 and was updated in 2016. Both policies were created in conjunction with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In 2023, Hockey Canada passed a new Dressing Room Policy that was not in complete agreement with the Ontario Dressing Room Policy.

TODAY Hockey Canada and the 3 Ontario Members have worked together to draft a new policy that meets both the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal requirements and satisfies the new Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy. The new Ontario Dressing Room Policy applies to Minor Hockey Associations at both recreational and competitive programming. It does not apply to Junior Hockey.   NEXT On February 1, 2024, the new hybrid policy will be in place and is another step towards creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for all players, while enhancing the safety of Minor Hockey participants through proper supervision and minimum clothing expectations.

 

A RECORDING OF A RECENT EDUCATION SESSION

Ontario Hockey Dressing Room Policy (youtube.com)

 

NEXT STEPS The Implementation Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions documents are being finalized based on feedback during the calls to further assist coaches and associations in the implementation of the policy. They will be sent out prior to the implementation date of February 1, 2024.

 

Drayton Minor Hockey Association will be further corresponding what our next steps are specific to our organization.

 

Regards,

Barb Driscoll

 
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