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
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:
Bulletin: Ontario Hockey Dressing Room Policy – Effective February 1, 2024
Dressing Room Policy
Dressing Room Policy - Frequently Asked Questions
Room Policy Implementation Guide
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.