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Risk Management :: Policies

Hockey Canada/Hockey Nova Scotia Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Abuse Policy:

It is the policy of Hockey Canada that harassment and bullying in all its forms will not be tolerated during the course of any Hockey Canada activity or program. Accordingly, all Hockey Canada personnel (staff, volunteers, team or on-ice officials) and partners (parents, guardians) are responsible for making every reasonable effort to uphold this commitment. Specifically, this includes refraining from harassing or bullying behaviour, responding promptly and informally to minor incidents of harassment or bullying and following local or national policy guidelines for reporting or responding to more serious complaints of harassment or bullying. Players and other participants are expected to refrain from harassing or bullying behaviour and are encouraged to report incidents of harassment or bullying.

View the Hockey Canada/Hockey Nova Scotia Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Abuse Policy

View the Hockey Nova Scotia Abusive Parent Dispute Resolution Policy

Hockey Nova Scotia's Risk Management Policy:

View Hockey Nova Scotia's Risk Management Policy

Hockey Canada Concussion Policy:

View Hockey Canada's Concussion Policy

Hockey Nova Scotia Head Injury/Concussion Policy

Hockey Nova Scotia recognizes the severity of head injuries and concussions. With that in mind, a policy was developed and implemented as of January 1, 2011.

The policy outlines procedure designed to protect the player after sustaining a head injury.

View the Hockey Nova Scotia Head Injury Policy.


Hockey Canada Safety Program

The Hockey Canada Safety Program was developed by Hockey Canada to promote injury prevention and safety through risk management education. The program ensures that hockey is played in the safest and most enjoyable way possible.

Click here to learn more.

The On-Ice Helper Policy

Please click here to view our On-Ice Helper Policy.

Hockey Canada Co-Ed Dressing Room Policy 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 of 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. 

To view the Hockey Canada/ Hockey Nova Scotia Co-Ed Dressing Room Policy, click here.

Hockey Nova Scotia Social Media Policy

Hockey Nova Scotia is committed to providing an environment to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences. Any form of harassment using electronic devices commonly known as cyberbullying by coaches, other parents, volunteers, officials, bench staff, and players will not be tolerated. 

To view Hockey Nova Scotia's Social Media Policy, click

To view Hockey Canada Cyberbullying Administration Manual, click

Other Hockey Nova Scotia Policies:

View the Hockey Nova Scotia Risk Management Policy

View Hockey Nova Scotia Mandatory Helmet Memo

View Hockey Canada Locker Room Boxing Bulletin

View HNSMC Intervention Policy

iew Hockey Nova Scotia On-Ice Bullying Policy

View Hockey Canada/ Hockey Nova Scotia Policy on Hazing

iew Hockey Nova Scotia Policy on Dressing Room Supervision

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