All forms of Maltreatment have been brought under Section 11 of the Hockey Canada Playing Rules (2022-24). The purpose of Section 11 is to:
- Establish principles and guidelines, as well as appropriate responses to instances of Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment.
- Promote a commitment to eliminating Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment for all participants through education, awareness and prevention.
- Provide direction on establishing principles and guidelines as well as appropriate responses to instances of Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment.
- Provide a safe environment for participants in any sanctioned program.
HEO Maltreatment Policy
HEO has its own version of the Maltreatment policy on its website, as well as a policy regarding corresponding investigations:
HEO Maltreatment Statistics
While the Maltreatment policy deals primarily with issues on the ice as heard by the officials, allegations that were not necessarily heard directly by the officials can also be reported on. The presentation below summarizes all data from the HEO region related to Maltreatment reports and allegations for the 2021-22 season:
Code of Conduct
Hockey Canada has extended reporting of maltreatment, harassment and bullying to all Hockey Canada programs, activities and events. “Hockey Canada Program” means any program, tournament (including National Championships), on-ice or off-ice activity, or event, whether business related or of a social nature, under the auspices, sponsorship, direct control or supervision of Hockey Canada or the Hockey Canada Foundation, and any other program, on-ice or off-ice activity or event designated as a Hockey Canada Program by Hockey Canada, in its absolute discretion including, without limitation, any competition in which a Hockey Canada National Team is participating. This Code also applies to conduct that occurs outside of any Hockey Canada Program when such conduct poses a risk to the safety of anyone in the hockey environment, adversely affects, or may affect, relationships within or related to Hockey Canada and its work and sport environment, or is or may be detrimental to the image and reputation of the organization.
Who it Applies To
The Code of Conduct applies to all Hockey Canada Athletes, Officials, Staff, and Team Personnel while they are affiliated in any capacity with Hockey Canada including without limitation, while they are participating in a Hockey Canada Program. This Code also applies to conduct that occurs outside of any Hockey Canada Program when such conduct poses a risk to the safety of anyone in the hockey environment, adversely affects, or may affect, relationships within or related to Hockey Canada and its work and sport environment, or is or may be detrimental to the image and reputation of the organization.
HEO fully endorses and adopts the Code of Conduct.
What to do if you encounter maltreatment or a breach in the code of conduct?
To help ensure that we are a safe space for raising concerns, Hockey Canada has established a new, fully independent, and confidential reporting mechanism for all individuals regarding any incidents involving Hockey Canada sanctioned programming. This reporting mechanism is known as the Independent Third Party and is led by Brian Ward and Erin Durant.