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Maltreatment Submission Form

The Discrimination Complaint Intake process sets out BC Hockey / Hockey Canada’s approach to the resolution of discrimination complaints in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our players, coaches, and volunteers.

Please note the following:

  • The definition of discrimination is articulated below. Please refer to the definition to determine whether your complaint qualifies as discrimination.
  • Substantiated allegations of discrimination will be considered for sanctions ranging in severity up to a permanent suspension.
  • Complaints will be prioritized according to the safety of participants, severity, and resources.
  • Complaints of discrimination will not necessarily qualify a player for a release.


Discrimination’ is an action or a decision that treats a person or a group differently or unfairly because of certain protected personal characteristics. These characteristics, also called grounds, are protected under human rights legislation. Discriminatory grounds vary by province but generally include the following, without limitation:

  • Race, national or ethnic origin, skin colour or language spoken ;
  • Religion, faith, or beliefs;
  • Age;
  • Sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression;
  • Marital or familial status;
  • Genetic characteristics
  • Disability

Discrimination occurs when the unique merits, capacities, and circumstances of a person are not individually assessed. Instead, the party who is guilty of discrimination makes stereotypical assumptions based on a person’s presumed traits and then treats them accordingly. Discrimination often has the impact of excluding persons, denying them benefits, or imposing burdens on them.

Please note that this intake form is to be used to address incidents of discrimination only. For any other type of complaint, you would like to raise, including complaints relating to maltreatment, abuse, bullying, harassment, or any other negative treatment which does not contain an element of discrimination, please contact for further information.