All Hockey West Island team officials (coaches, managers and HC safety persons) must complete the online course Respect in Sport . Respect in Sport is an online training course designed as a tool to assist coaches and team staff in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sports. Please click hereto login and to complete the program. Once completed, fill in the Certification Refund Form on this page to be reimbursed by HWI.
All coaches, managers, and team volunteers (parents) MUST have undergone police screening through Dorval or Pointe-Claire. It is easiest at Pointe-Claire. Bring 2 pieces of government ID to the front desk at Bob Birnie and fill in the form with the office attendant. A paper receipt will be given and a copy of this must be emailed to the HWI Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a police screening check is on file with Hockey West Island, it is considered current for 3 years.
Visit chapter 3 of the Hockey Quebec Administrative Regulations which outlines the courses you will need to take as well as other rules. Verification of a coach’s qualifications will be done through Hockey Canada’s registration system (HCR). New in 2023: All coaches must be certified by November 15th of the year that they are coaching. U7 & U9 coaches have until December 15.
Team Health and Safety Attendant:
HQ: 3.6. B. Teams must have at least one Health and Safety attendant on its staff. The person with the Health and Safety Attendant (PSSA) qualification must necessarily be part of the staff behind the bench with the team during a game.
Minimum requirements: Everyone (coaches, assistant coaches, managers, convenors, execs, and parent volunteers) who are involved within a minor hockey organization must register each season through the HCR system. This ensures that members are covered by Hockey Canada Insurance and they acknowledge having consented to the ethical codes and waivers. Specific registration fees have been created for staff on the HWI’s platform in HCR.
LINK: Volunteer registration on HCR—-> 2023-2024 SEASON —-> Volunteer / Coach The registration cost is marked as $0.