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Safety

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participants personal goals and is free from all forms of maltreatment. As part of BC Hockey’s commitment to Safe Sport our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training.

BC Hockey and Hockey Canada are committed to a sport environment free from abuse that is safe for all participants. Safe sport practices are the responsibility of all members, including coaches, parents/guardians, athletes, referees, club administrators and volunteers.

CLICK HERE for BC Hockey and Hockey Canada's maltreatment, bullying and harassment protection and prevention policy.

BC Hockey acknowledges the support from the Province of British Columbia and viaSport and resources they provide for a Safe Sport environment.

BC Hockey has independent Ombudpersons who handle submissions of maltreatment and investigate claims based on BC Hockey Policy 5.16 (Harassment and Abuse). CLICK HERE for maltreatment submission form. 

Safety and Risk Management

Keeping all BC Hockey members safe is our top priority, not only dealing with physical injuries, including concussions, but also mental wellness and ensuring our dressing rooms, stands and events are a safe haven for everyone. We hope all the information and links you require are listed below, but please contact BC Hockey should you require further information at info@bchockey.net or 250.652.2978.

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Respect in Sport

Coaches are required to take this online course, and it is highly recommended for parents and players so we are all on the same page on dealing with situations.

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Hockey Canada Safety Program

Did you know that every team must have an HCSP certified person? This volunteer role must be filled by a parent on every team and the certification is good for three (3) years.

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