Hello Tavistock Titans,
Please be advised that it was recently announced that the three (3) Hockey Canada Members in Ontario - Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), will be updating the dressing room policy which has been in place since 2009 and was updated in 2016. The policy was created in conjunction with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
In 2023, Hockey Canada passed a new Dressing Room Policy that was not in complete agreement with the Ontario Dressing Room Policy. As such the 3 Ontario Members have worked together to draft a new policy that meets both the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal requirements and satisfies the new Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy. The new Ontario Dressing Room Policy applies to Minor Hockey Associations at both recreational and competitive programming.
This new hybrid policy will be in place effective February 1, 2024
and is another step towards creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for all players, while enhancing the safety of Minor Hockey participants through proper supervision and minimum clothing expectations.
To view the policy, please see Ontario Dressing Room Policy
To view the frequently asked questions, please see theontario-dressing-room-policy-frequently-asked-questions_2024.
The Minor Hockey Executive is working with the Tavistock & District Recreation Centre Facility Management to help with this implementation. This will include the installation of privacy curtains in the washroom/shower area providing an alternative changing area for changing into the participant’s minimum attire.
If you would like to provide feedback or have questions
on this policy, please contact the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. Click here: https://www.omha.net/page/show/884952-office
Tavistock Minor Hockey Executive