FROM HOCKEY EASTERN ONTARIO
“Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), along with Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), is pleased to announce the launch of a new training program for team officials to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario, understand discrimination based on gender identity and provide gender expression training.
There are two courses which will educate team officials on this important topic – ‘Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression’ and ‘A Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement.’
All coaches and trainers must take these two courses and coaches will be awarded 3 certification maintenance points for taking the courses. HEO recommends that all team officials and administrators take this training given its significant benefit. For team officials already assigned to a team, completion of these modules will be 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.
Officials will register for the courses in the eHockey portal and require an eHockey account. If you do not have an eHockey account you can create one after clicking the Register for the Training link.
Once you have registered for the training you will receive an email from eHockey. Within that email you will find the address to the online training in the “Post Task/Field Evaluation” section.
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.” www.hockeyeasternontario.ca
EGALE CANADA HUMAN RIGHTS TRUST
“Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.” egale.ca
“Egale works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement.” egale.ca
SOCIAL JUSTICE TRIBUNALS ONTARIO
“The HRTO is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).” http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/hrto