Ontario Hockey Federation's New Dressing Room Policy, News (Innisfil Minor Hockey)

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Feb 01, 2024 | Steve Grass | 353 views
Ontario Hockey Federation's New Dressing Room Policy
As we gear up for an exciting playoff season, I wanted to bring your attention to a crucial update from the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) that will come into effect today, February 1, 2024 – the Ontario Dressing Room Policy.  

The OHF, in collaboration with Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) and Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), has introduced this policy with a primary focus on enhancing the inclusivity and safety of all participants involved in hockey teams or officiating teams across the province. The dressing rooms are designated as team spaces meant to foster a welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone involved.

To address concerns such as maltreatment, bullying, and harassment in dressing rooms, the policy now outlines minimum attire and supervision requirements. Additionally, it includes a provision to accommodate individuals who may require additional measures or support.

 

We understand that adapting to this policy may present some challenges initially, but we kindly request all teams within Innisfil Minor Hockey  to review, discuss, and do their best to adhere to these guidelines with their players.

 

To assist you with this transition, we have provided the following links and resources:

  1. OHF Bulletin: Ontario Hockey Dressing Room Policy – Effective February 1, 2024
  2. Ontario Dressing Room Policy
  3. Ontario Dressing Room Policy - Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Dressing Room Policy Implementation Guide
  5. Ontario Confidentiality Statement
  6. Recording: Ontario Hockey Dressing Room Policy Education Session

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Board of Directors for guidance and assistance. 

 
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