Hockey Canada Co-Ed Dressing Room Policy, News (Hanover Minor Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Hockey Canada Co-Ed Dressing Room Policy
Submitted By Dan Bailey on Thursday, November 24, 2011
Hockey Canada firmly believes in accommodating both genders in our great game. We further believe in balancing this goal with the safety, privacy, modesty and wishes of ALL our members without compromising the aspects of camaraderie, social integration and bonding inherent in a team sport. This policy attempts to meet all these goals while providing a safe and respectful environment for our participants.

1. Hockey Canada stresses the importance of coaches in ensuring both male and female players have equal access to pre and post team sessions and to all team related activities.

2. Hockey Canada recognizes the physical limitations of some facilities and encourages our members to work with local facility management to ensure that appropriate changing facilities are available to both genders.

3. Hockey Canada allows co-ed dressing room situations to exist at the Initiation Program, Novice and Atom levels, 5-10 years of age provided participants in a co-ed situation either arrive in full equipment or wear at a minimum gym shorts or long underwear as well as a full t-shirt [no tank tops] all of which must be in good condition and without holes/tears.

4. At the Pee-Wee [11 years old] level and above the following conditions will apply in all co-ed team environments:
- Females and males will change in separate rooms
- Both genders shall congregate in one dressing room fully prepared to participate in the game/practice not more than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ice time unless otherwise indicated [to be there earlier] by the coaching staff.
- The lesser represented gender shall depart the dressing room not more than 15 minutes after the game/practice unless otherwise indicated [to stay longer] by the coaching staff.
- The gender in the majority shall not begin changing, helmets, gloves and skates excepted, prior to the departure of the lesser represented gender.
- When necessary, due to facility limitations, dressing and showering shall be done in shifts with the gender in the majority dressing and showering first. Once the room with shower facilities has been fully vacated the lesser represented gender may use the shower facilities.

It is the belief of Hockey Canada that these provisions adequately address issues of team unity/camaraderie and provide for the modesty/privacy of all participants.

Note: Hockey Canada Branches that have mediated Human Rights settlements within their Province/Territory with respect to specific co-ed dressing room parameters are exempted from this policy within their jurisdictions and may continue to adhere to previously mediated settlements.

This article has been viewed 1664 times.
Team Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Hanover Minor Hockey Association on Twitter
- and -
Visit Hanover Minor Hockey Association on Facebook
- and -
Follow Hanover Minor Hockey Association on Instagram
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 15
    Jul
    Organization
    After having out HMH AGM on July 14/21 here is a list of Board members for the 2021/22 season
  • 30
    Jun
    Organization
    HMH will be hosting this years AGM
  • 16
    Jun
    Organization
    “Please note that the membership will be asked to vote and confirm the new By-laws No. 1 and No.2 for Hanover Minor Hockey Club Inc. aka Hanover Minor Hockey which were passed by the Board of Directors on May 25, 2021 at the Annual General Meeting ...
  • 20
    May
    Organization
    HMH is now looking for Coaches for the 
  • 17
    Feb
    Organization
    HMH 2021 Raffle will be completed, as scheduled, on March 29th, 2021 at the P&H Centre. Tickets can be dropped off at Sweet Pea Kid's Clothing store at 406 10th Street. A bin will be at the store after Feb 20/21. We request you please remove the ...
  • 25
    Jan
    Organization
    Hanover Minor Hockey Association (HMH) would like to thank all of the families that participated in the 2020-2021 hockey season.  Your dedication and support during this challenging season has made all of the extra work and effort feel worth it to ...
  • 22
    Dec
    Organization
    As all of you have heard, effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01 am, Grey Bruce will be going into lockdown. 
  • 03
    Dec
    Organization
    Prior to Arrival 1.   Rental groups are to communicate to their participants to conduct a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms.  The Government of Ontario self-assessment tool is suggested.  Individuals are not to enter the P & H Centre if they ...
Printed from hanoverminorhockey.ca on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:36 AM