As a Team Official you have completed the e-learning training, specific to “Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression” and A Guide to the Confidentiality Policy and Dressing Room Policy”. It is now important, and a requirement of your training that this information be passed on to the parents and players of your team as you create a safe and inclusive environment for the coming season.
The OHF requires the “pre-season chat” specific to Gender Diversity to take place at the beginning of each season.
As various minor hockey associations, clubs and leagues begin their seasons at differing times each year, there is not one date that can be established across the province by which these discussions must occur. However, it is critical that the “pre-season chat” take place at the outset of your season in order for everyone to be aware of the policy.
The “pre-season chat” will also be required at the beginning of each subsequent hockey season.
The following link will take you to the “pre-season chat” checklist to be used in providing this important information to the teams.
The OHF expects that these steps are implemented into the existing procedures for teams at the beginning of each hockey season and will undertake a random audit to ensure compliance with this requirement.
The OHF thanks you for your continued assistance in creating a safe and inclusive environment
The PowerPoint slides and video can be utilized in the Pre-Season Chat, either as talking points or a formal presentation, however they should not be publicly displayed on websites, Facebook or any other on-line locations.
Atom and below 2019PreSeasonChatAtomandbelow.pdf
Peewee and above 2019PreSeasonChatPeeweeandabove.pdf
Video: Link to Video