Incident Resolution Form (Innisfil Minor Hockey)

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Incident Resolution Process

 When an Incident Form is received by the Innisfil Minor  Hockey Association or an infraction occurred to the knowledge of the Innisfil Minor Hockey Association, the Association must determine if the incident or infraction ought to be considered minor or major. If the matter is a minor infraction it is dealt with at the Innisfil Minor Hockey Association level, unless the Association refers the matter to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association agrees to the referral. When the local Association determines that the matter is a major infraction the matter must be referred to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. If the member determines the matter is a major infraction, they must submit the complaint directly to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. Please complete their Form and follow the instructions. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has the authority to send any Major Infractions back to the Innisfil Minor Hockey Association to investigate. The forms are located at www.omha.net (Under Administration/Risk Management)

Situations involving minor infractions may include, but are not limited to the following:

·       A single incident of disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to, peers, opponents, players, parents, coaches, officials, managers, trainers, administrators, spectators and sponsors

·       Unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing

·       A single incident of being late for or absent from Innisfil Minor Hockey or OMHA events and activities at which attendance is required

·       Non-compliance with the rules and regulations under which events are carried out

·        Any complaint or infraction considered minor in nature

Situations involving major infractions may include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Repeated incidents of disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to peers, opponents, players, parents, coaches, officials, managers, trainers, administrators, spectators and sponsors

·       Repeated unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing

·        Activities or behavior which interferes with the organization of a competition or with any player's or team's preparation for a competition

·       Pranks, jokes or other activities which endanger the safety of others

·        Deliberate disregard for the rules and regulations under which Innisfil Minor Hockey or OMHA events are conducted

·        Abusive use of alcohol where abuse means a level of consumption which impairs the individual's ability to speak, walk or drive; causes the individual to behave in a disruptive manner; or interferes with the individual's ability to perform effectively and safely • Any use of alcohol by minors

·       Use of illicit drugs and narcotics

·        Use of, or condoning the use of, banned performance enhancing drugs or methods

·        Any Harassment, Abuse or Bullying complaint

·        Lack of reporting, activity or action of a local executive or association

·        Any other complaint or infraction which is considered serious Harassment, Abuse and Bullying (H.A.B) are all Major Infractions. Harassment is defined as conduct, which is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, offensive or physically harmful.

Types of behavior which constitute harassment include, but are not limited to:

·        Unwelcome jokes, innuendo or teasing about a person's looks, body, attire, age, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation

·       Condescending, patronizing, threatening or punishing actions which undermine self-esteem or diminish performance

·        Practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endanger a person's safety or negatively affect performance

·        Unwanted or unnecessary physical contact including touching, patting or pinching

·        Any form of hazing

·        Any form of physical assault or abuse

·       Any sexual offence

·        Behaviors such as those described above which are not directed towards individuals or groups, but which have the effect of creating a negative or hostile environment

·        Unwelcome behavior of one individual towards another which the individual ought to have known would be unwanted

 Abuse

Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care which causes physical injury or emotional damage to a child. A common characteristic of all forms of abuse against children and youth is an abuse of power or authority and/or breach of trust.

 Abuse is an issue of child protection. Protection refers to provincial, territorial or Aboriginal band appointed child protective services. A child may be in need of protection from harm if abuse or neglect is suspected. Information about one’s legal duty to report and circumstances under which reporting must occur according to child protection legislation is available at www.hockeycanada.ca.

Bullying

Bulling is defined as hurtful interpersonal mistreatment of a person and is an act of hurting someone in order to insult, humiliate, degrade or exclude him or her. Basically it is “mean” behavior. Bullying may also take the form of cyber bullying which involves bullying over the internet. Bullying can be:

·       Hurting behavior based on oppression and “meanness”

·        Based on power deferential

·        Intentionally or non-intentional, but can be interpreted to be intentional

·        Intense repeated over time (generally, but not necessarily)

·        Oppressive – isolates victims vi. caused by many factors and behavioral challenges

 Hurtful actions may be:

·        Physical – i.e.: hitting, kicking, grabbing, shoving, spitting on, beating others up, damaging or stealing another person’s property

·        Verbal – i.e.: name-calling, humiliating, degrading behavior, hurtful teasing, threatening someone (this may happen in notes or in person, over the phone, through text messages or the internet)

·        Relational – i.e.: making others look foolish, excluding peers, spreading gossip or rumors (this may happen in person, over the phone, through text messages or the internet)

·        Reactive – i.e.: engage in bullying as well as provoke bullies to attack by taunting them (this may happen in person, over the phone, through text messages or the internet

To all Innisfil  Minor Hockey Members Below please find the link to submit an Incident Form

This form 
will go directly to our Risk Management Director ,Chair of the Discipline and Ethics Committee (DEC) for review. Within 48 hours the Risk Management Director or member of the DEC  will be in contact with you directly. If there are any additional issues you want the DEC to be aware of prior to the commencement of the investigation, please advise the Chair of the committee when you are contacted. If you have no access to an online form, a printed from will be made available for you to pick up. The DEC is represented by the Risk Management Director , the Director of the applicable division (House league or Rep) and one Board member appointed by the Board. There may be occasions where the make-up of the committee cannot be represented by the positions noted above due to conflict or availability. If this occurs a replacement (s) will be selected by the Risk Management Director. . The DEC has the ability to add volunteer advisors at their discretion .The Incident Resolution Process is available to all members which includes players (as represented by their parent or guardian if under the age of 18), parents, team officials, Board Members, referees & Timekeepers and Volunteers. Complaints against referees or timekeepers will be accepted by the DEC and directed to the appropriate Director or to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. The DEC is in place to investigate serious issues/complaints/incidents. As you are aware, hockey is a very passionate sport that can often lead to emotional situations. Most issues can be resolved at the team level with communication. Along with allowing for the 24 hour cool down rule, the DEC recommends the following steps be followed prior to submitting this form: • Discussion with your Head Coach or Parent Liaison or Manager • If the situation cannot be resolved or if your complaint is against a Head Coach or Team Official then submit the Incident Form


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