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Gender Identity Training

Gender Identity Training

The Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) 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 Expression Training.

There are two modules which will educate team officials on this important topic. For team officials already assigned to a team, completion of these modules will be a required by October 1, 2017. For team officials named within a month of or after October 1, they will have 30 days to complete both modules.

This process started in 2013, when a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was filed against Hockey Canada alleging discrimination in services based on gender identity.

The Hockey Northwestern Ontario, Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Eastern Ontario, are ready to roll out the Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression and a Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement modules for all team officials, which is a mandatory requirement to be approved to a roster for the 2017-18 season.

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.

The first step in completing the training is to ensure all team officials have an eHockey account.  If you do not have an existing eHockey account, click here to create an account now.

The second step is to ensure that you have a valid Criminal Record Check on file with HNO, you can see at the bottom of your eHockey profile if you have one on record. If you do not have one, you will be required to get one before taking the required Gender Identity and Expression training. 

The next step is to register for the course.  (Note: add yourself as the participant)

To access the course after registering click here.  You can also find the link on the receipt that is emailed to you after you have registered.