Risk and safety
Discipline, complaints, and grievances
A: The Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model sets out a vision for hockey in Canada that takes advantage of the history and culture of the game to increase participation and lay the foundations of international success long into the future.
The LTPD model for hockey has been developed based on the following principles:
Parents, coaches, and administrators are encouraged to utilize this document to work at the local minor hockey association level to develop the best program possible for the players involved.
Check out The Hockey Canada website to get more details on Pathways.
A: Most of our volunteer requirement centers on the team staff of coaches, trainers, managers, and other administrative team functions (treasurer, scorekeeper, web manager). KGHA does however always need people to make the Association and leagues run for the benefit of your daughter and the community including volunteers on the KGHA Executive and for KGHA events. We strongly encourage everyone to get involved! Talk to your coaches and/or the Executive about how you might help your association.
A: If you think you have unique skills, abilities, or qualifications but are unsure if we can use them, please talk to any member of the Executive and they will help identify a good fit.
A: All KGHA volunteers that interact with the players must complete the Hockey Canada Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders. Other qualification requirements depend on the position you wish to fill. Contact the KGHA Risk and Safety Coordinator, VP House or VP Competitive for more details.
A: We adhere to the Hockey Canada Safety Guidelines with respect to equipment, injury prevention and safety programs, the standard of play, player development, volunteer screening, and staff training. For more information, please visit our Risk and Safety page on this website.
A: Hockey Canada has taken a number of constructive steps to prevent this from happening including an environmental and social awareness course called Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders that every volunteer that comes in contact with our players must take. As well, we require our volunteers to complete a Police Record Check on a regular basis.
A: Respect in Sport maintains a record of all individuals who have completed a course, regardless of the organization. Logging into the website will allow you to retrieve your certificate as well as register it with KGHA. For those who took Speak Out! through the boys’ side or any else, you must go through the Association that ran the course of the granting body (e.g. ODHA, OMHA). Failing this, you need to retake the course.
A: To show due diligence in protecting your daughters, KGHA mandates that ALL volunteers MUST complete a Police Record Check every three years from a recognized firm or organization. The intent of this check is to flag potential risks to our children; but we also respect your privacy as a volunteer, using a trusted professional as the screening officer to identify potential risks and discuss them with you. If you are volunteering with the KGHA, Police Record Checks are free of charge when accompanied by a letter of intent from the league. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full first, middle, and last names for a letter.
A: In order to obtain coverage injuries must be reported within 90 days. Prompt reporting is crucial.
The Hockey Canada Insurance Program will not fund action against an individual for libel and slander. If the individual believes he/she has been wronged and seeks damages from the individual who spreads the story, Hockey Canada may actually defend the individual in the aforementioned action.
A: This information is detailed in the OWHA Insurance and Liability policy and documentation available on the OWHA website.
A: For more details involving insurance coverage, please refer to the "OWHA Insurance Guide" booklet.
A: Yes, only one association has to pay for insurance since everyone ultimately belongs to the same OWHA insurance policy. If you are staff on a KGHA team but are already registered with another Association, you do not have to be insured again. The teams do have to validate the volunteer's Proof of Insurance (POI) by completing the form from the website. This must be done at the time of team registration. NOTE: Insurance from a boy's hockey association does not cover a volunteer for KGHA.
A: No, coverage is in place for volunteers of the association while performing volunteer duties; there is no coverage for parents who are exercising their parental responsibility in getting their children to the game/practice. Coverage is in place for the insured whose game or practice is being driven to from the time in which they are going directly to and from the sanctioned event. Not for other side trips, etc.
The insurance covers volunteers directly associated with the team or performing a team function. It is a parental responsibility to get their sons or daughters to the rink. Unless the parent is the coach / asst. coach/manager or trainer or has been assigned a specific duty by the team (i.e. picking up another player, bringing equipment, getting skates sharpened) then they simply are not covered.
A: Only those volunteers that have been placed on the KGHA approved roster and forwarded on to OWHA are insured for on-ice activities within the direct approved operations of the association.
A: This is defined on our Discipline webpage. An example could be where a spectator shouts, gestures, or throws things at a participant (player, staff, official, other spectators) in a way that the participants become aware of the activity.