The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), in conjunction with the GTHL, Alliance Hockey, NOHA and OMHA, is proud to announce the Respect in Sport program will be used by all Minor Member Partners, effective for the 2016-2017 season. This unified roll out is a testament to the dedication the OHF and its Minor Member Partners have in making this great game of hockey, fun and enjoyable for all.
Respect in Sport is an accessible, online resource in the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the game, through a global culture of respect.
REGISTER for the GTHL-specific Respect in Sport – Parent Program online course
“Education is one of the fundamental components of the OHF and its Minor Member Partners. Players and coaches have received a wealth of information about the game, but the Respect in Sport program will expand those horizons,” said Tony Foresi, OHF President.
“We are also encouraged by the mandatory participation for all parents. Throughout their hockey travels, be it around Ontario or further afield, parents and families are the greatest ambassadors of the OHF and we want to give them the tools to work through any situation they encounter.”
The GTHL, Alliance Hockey, NOHA and OMHA will be sharing the program directly with their associations, starting during the registration period for the 2016-2017 season.
Respect Group was co-founded by former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy in 2004. It partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to create a best-in-class e-learning curriculum for mass consumption. Participants are certified through a 90-minute program they can do from home.