Announcement

OHF Launches Transgender Inclusiveness Training for Team Officials

Posted by West Ferris Minor Hockey Association on Jun 26 2017 at 03:26PM PDT
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The OHF has launched a new course that is required to be completed prior to rosters being finalized in the fall. It is important that all coaches, trainers and managers complete the two free modules. Details are below.

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) along with the Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) are pleased to announce the launch of a new training module for team officials, to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario, Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression.

These two online modules will need to be completed by all bench staff (Coaches, Trainers, and Managers) registered within the Northern Ontario Hockey Association before they can be approved on a team roster in the 2017-2018 Season.

“The Ontario Hockey Federation is proud to be at the forefront of trans-inclusive sport and is glad to be working with Hockey Northwestern Ontario and Hockey Eastern Ontario through this process,” said Tony Foresi, OHF President.

This process started in 2013, when a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was filed against Hockey Canada alleging discrimination in services based on gender identity.

To register for the online training modules, please visit the following link:

http://www.ohf.on.ca/view/ohfmainsite/team-officials/gender-identity-training.

The OHF has been in existence since 1989 and is comprised of seven Member Partners: the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (Alliance), the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).

For more information
Phillip McKee
Ontario Hockey Federation
Executive Director
226-533-9075
pmckee@ohf.on.ca