Ontario members signal on to Hockey Canada’s dressing room coverage

Hockey Canada on Monday introduced three Ontario-based members have signed on to the nationwide governing physique’s up to date dressing room coverage.

Hockey Japanese Ontario, Hockey Northwestern Ontario and the Ontario Hockey Federation will implement the Hockey Canada coverage beginning Feb. 1.

The up to date coverage enforces supervision and minimal apparel necessities to permit all gamers on a crew to make use of the identical dressing room. It was introduced by Hockey Canada earlier than the present season.

Nevertheless, the three Ontario members maintained their current insurance policies till it could possibly be confirmed that the brand new coverage was in compliance of a 2016 settlement between Hockey Canada, on behalf of its Ontario members, the Ontario Human Rights Fee and Jesse Thompson.

Thompson, a transgender participant from Oshawa, Ont., filed a human rights utility towards Hockey Canada in 2013. Thompson alleged he was denied entry to the boys’ locker room, which uncovered him to harassment and bullying.

As a part of the 2016 settlement, Hockey Canada and its Ontario members launched a brand new coverage that ensured gamers who establish as transgender can use the dressing room comparable to their gender identification, be addressed by their most popular identify and pronoun and have the privateness and confidentiality of their transgender standing revered.

Hockey Canada’s up to date coverage, which applies to all minor hockey groups sanctioned by the nationwide governing physique and its member associations, requires gamers put on minimal apparel in a dressing room when different persons are current.

The coverage recommends gamers arrive on the enviornment carrying a base layer.

Ought to a participant arrive with out a base layer, they’re to get modified in a personal space, comparable to a toilet stall, earlier than becoming a member of the remainder of the crew within the dressing room and placing on their tools.

Hockey Canada has stated it is the duty of coaches and crew workers to make sure gamers comply with the coverage.

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