Risk and Safety

Team managers work with the OGHA's Risk & Safety Coordinator to ensure all required forms, certifications and training is completed, and submitted to the appropriate office. For more information, contact Colin MacLean, our Risk & Safety Coordinator, at cmaclean_esl@yahoo.com.


Concussion information and ROWAN'S LAW



Police Records Check.  

The OGHA requires that all head coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers (and others as recommended) be subject to a Vulnerable Sector Check. City of Ottawa/Gatineau residents requiring more information can visit the Ottawa Police Service website.


Speak Out / Respect in Sport.

All team officials (including but not limited to head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, trainers and Den moms) within the jurisdiction of the OWHA are required to be certified in the Speak Out programme, or Respect In Sport for Hockey Canada Activity Leaders course.  Parents are recommended to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program: https://owhaparent.respectgroupinc.com/secure/


Gender Identity Course.

There is now a new published course in regards to Gender Identity by Hockey Canada that is highly recommended for Head coach’s and Staff to complete.  It is a free course and takes about 2 hours to complete.  The following link will bring you to the appropriate area to complete the course.  http://www.hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/safety/gender-identity-training.htm


Dressing Room Supervision.

OGHA teams adhere to the Ontario Women's Hockey Association's Dressing Room Supervision Policy found in Section B of the OWHA Handbook.  "When any player under the age of 19 is in the team dressing room (before, during and after games and practices), two team or club/association officials, properly screened or one such official and an adult person, 18 years or older, associated with the team shall be in the dressing room or immediately outside with the door ajar."  For OGHA's purposes, den mothers (properly screened) shall be considered team officials.


Criminal Offense Declaration.

The declaration to be signed by bench staff and den moms and sent to OWHA at beginning of season. This form must be signed by all of your activity leaders and the manager of each team are responsible for sending the form to the Ontario Women's Hockey Association. Address is on the form




OGHA teams adhere to the Ontario Women's Hockey Association's Dressing Room Supervision Policy found in Part 6 of the OWHA HandbookThe OGHA is committed to providing an environment that is safe and respectful. It is the policy of the OGHA that there be no harassment, abuse, bullying or misconduct of any participant in any of its programs. 


The OWHA expects every athlete, coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager, official, parent, guardian, family member, director, officer, volunteer, employee and chaperone within the OWHA to take reasonable steps to safeguard the participants against harassment, abuse, bullying or misconduct.



OGHA Vulnerable Sector Check Volunteers Letter

City of Ottawa Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sector - Form

Hockey Canada Injury Report - Form

Hockey Canada Safety Essentials - Website


Hockey Canada Player Medical Information Sheet - Form