How to become an On Ice Volunteer (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

PrintHow to become an On Ice Volunteer

Volunteers who would like to assist on the ice during team practices are welcome, but require certification and rostering as volunteers in order to be covered by the Hockey Canada insurance program. Volunteers must be at least two years older than the age limit of the division in which they are volunteering.

Certification

Requirements

  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Gender Identity and Expression Course

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

The OMHA has entered into a partnership with Respect Group Inc. in piloting the offering of Speak Out! certification as an online e-learning option to our Members. Access instructions to assist with accessing and advancing through Respect in Sport via the OMHA website.

Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program User Instructions

Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program Course Log-In

Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression

 

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is 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 Training.

There are two modules which will educate team officials on this important topic. All team officials will require an eHockey account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) in order to register for and complete the two modules. Once completed, notification will be posted to the team officials’ member profile on the HCR.

All coaches, trainers, and on-ice volunteers must complete the Gender Identity course to be rostered for the 2020-2021 hockey season.

Complete the Modules

  1. If you don't already have one, set up an eHockey account.
  2. Register for the clinic. Ignore the location listed-this is an online course.
  3. Log into your eHockey account.
  4. Select the participant you want to register for the course. This is YOU, not your child! If you take it under your child's ID, you will have to retake the course under your own ID.
  5. Checkout. There is no cost for the course, but you must checkout to complete the registration process.
  6. On the screen after checkout, note the supported devices.
  7. Completing checkout will trigger an automated email to the account used in your eHockey account confirming your registration with a link to access the modules.
  8. Launch the program modules at OHF Login
  9. Login using your eHockey account credentials.
  10. Complete both modules.
  11. You will not receive a certificate upon completion, but may verify completion by checking your eHockey account.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

WSMHA requires a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) be filed when someone volunteers for the first time and every 3rd season thereafter. For more information on the Police Vulnerable Sector Check process, visit the York Regional Police website.

In order to expedite the process of obtaining a PVSC, the applicant requires a signed letter from the WSMHA office which confirms that the applicant is a volunteer with the association. The letter will allow the YRP to charge the volunteer processing rate and waive the extra fee should you need to be fingerprinted because your date of birth matches someone in the RCMP database.

The original Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) letters must be submitted—photocopies will not be accepted—and you will not be reimbursed without the original.

Online Application Form

Please note: Health cards and Social Insurance Number cards are not accepted. Requests for any level of police record check can be made only by the applicant. Third-party requests will not be accepted.

If fingerprints have been taken in the past or it is discovered that fingerprints are necessary for any reason, the online process will stop and the applicant will be asked to attend the Community Resource Centre to complete the application.

Community Resource Centre
10720 Yonge Street 
Richmond Hill, ON
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Equipment Requirements

  • Volunteers 14 years and older are eligible to wear the same equipment as on-ice team officials: CSA certified helmet, skates, gloves.
  • Volunteers younger than 14 years are required to wear full player equipment including neck and mouth guard.
  • Helmet straps must be firmly attached at all times while on the ice.
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