Some folks may have read in the paper or heard about it on the news, but there have been some changes to the dressing room policy for minor hockey in Canada that will be starting on February 1st, 2024.
It isn't a major change, but read on for more details and links to help clarify the revisions.
In the words of Hockey Canada;
"The Dressing Room Policy is focused on enhancing inclusion and safety for all participants on any team or officiating team across the country. Dressing rooms are designated team spaces for all team participants to use and interact in on a welcoming, equitable, inclusive and safe basis. In addition, in an effort to minimize occurrences of maltreatment, bullying, and harassment in the dressing room these spaces now come with minimum attire and supervision requirements, and a requirement to accommodate individuals if they require additional measures or supports."
These changes are made so that everyone feels welcome and comfortable. If anyone has any issues that they want to bring up, please reach out to us at Dundas Minor Hockey and we will ensure that everyone is heard and that all players are comfortable at the rink.
The following link will bring you to the OHF page that will have the entire document to read over.
Ontario Dressing Room Policy | Ontario Hockey Federation (ohf.on.ca)
Remember that hockey is for everyone!
- DMHA Board