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


OGHA Rowan's Law Day presentation - Concussions in Hockey (Dr. Sunita Nayar-Kingwell)


Rowan's Law achnowledgement form



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 has developed their own Dressing Room policy which is based upon the Ontario Women's Hockey Association's Dressing Room Supervision Policy.  The Policy, which can be found here, generally states that  "When players under the age of 19 are in the team dressing room (pre-,during, post-practices and games)  two properly screened adults associated with the team shall be in the dressing room."  For OGHA's purposes, den mothers (properly screened) are considered team officials.


Risk and Safety Survey for 2019-2020 for ALL Activity Leaders (volunteers):



The 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 either through physical or virtual means. ( The OGHA Social Media policy can be found here). The OGHA expects every athlete, coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager, official, parent, guardian, family member, director, officer, volunteer, employee and chaperone within the Assn 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