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Do you require immediate assistance?

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please click the link below to contact Kids Help Phone to start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust.

If you are a victim of abuse, harassment or discrimination in a sport environment or have witnessed such an incident, click the link below to contact the Canadian Sport Helpline, which is a free, anonymous, confidential and independent service.

Hockey Canada and BC Hockey stands for safe sport that is free of maltreatment of any kind. We all play a role in creating a healthy culture that fosters safe sport practice and offers athletes, coaches and all members of the sport community strong resources in education and reporting.

The presence of maltreatment in sport requires a concerted and systemic effort by a variety of different organizations and governments to come together and identify solutions and clearly define roles and responsibilities.

Independent Safe Sport Complaint Processes

To learn more about Hockey Canada’s Independent Third-Party (ITP), how to submit a maltreatment complaint and more – please review the information on the ITP’s website.

Hockey Canada and BC Hockey are committed to a safe, welcoming and inclusive hockey environment. As part of that commitment, Rule 11 looks to eliminate discrimination, disrespectful and abusive behaviour, and harassment from Canada’s game with a zero-tolerance policy.

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participant's 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 accepts all language in the BC Universal Code of Conduct. (BC UCC).

Flag Tool for Sport

Find out if a behaviour crossed the line and get guidance on how to respond.

Think of any behaviour, and use the questions in this tool to help figure out possible next steps. No complaint will be filed, no information will be collected, and nothing will be tracked other than the number of people who use the tool. 

CLICK HERE to access the Flag Tool for Sport. 

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 or 250.652.2978.


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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