The Hamilton Minor Hockey Initiation Program (HMHIP), which falls under Alliance and subsequently the broader Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), has noted that the OHF will not be adopting the new Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy. Instead, the OHF will persist with the 2016 Ontario Human Rights Mediation Dressing Room Policy.
At this time, the Ontario Hockey Federation will NOT be moving forward with the new Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy announced last week.Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF). (2023, October 12). Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy – Update. Alliance Hockey. https://alliancehockey.com/Articles/7208/Hockey_Canada_Dressing_Room_Policy_-_Update/
The OHF, along with Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) will maintain the existing Dressing Room Policy from the 2016 Ontario Human Rights Mediation.
Should a future transition be made by the OHF to the Hockey Canada Policy, the requirements will be addressed between the two policies with adequate notice to be announced ensuring all changes are made with due diligence.
As previously reported, the OHF is providing Education Sessions on Gender Inclusion in Hockey including a presentation on the OHF Dressing Room Policy for all MHA’s over the next few weeks.