To: NMHA MEMBERS
The OMHA is a complete ‘Respect’ integrated association. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association is committed to the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment, and the education of its membership. In addition to Team Officials, the OMHA requires that all On-ice Volunteers, On-ice Officials and Parents to take the appropriate ‘Respect’ education.
Respect in Sport since its inception in the 2013-14 hockey season continues to be an effective and informative online training program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children, and all other stakeholders in the game.
This one hour online certification program reinforces the role of a parent in activities of young athletes. It is an opportunity to create greater awareness amongst us all about our roles within sport for our children and remind us all of what is truly important about sport and children. This program is about ensuring the safety of our children, encouraging positive and effective communication and how to enhance a child's fun and camaraderie. Certification is a mandatory requirement whether your child participates in a Rep program or a House League program. The NMHA fully supports the OMHA's adoption of this certification effort.
At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA is required to complete the Respect in Sport – Parent Program as a condition of participation. In other words, if at least one parent does not complete the course your son/s and/or daughter/s will be ineligible to play hockey until such time as the one-hour online education course has been successfully completed.
It will cost $12 (+HST) for each family to complete the Respect in Sport certification. The $12.00 fee for the Respect in Sport – Parent Program includes E-learning Fund Contribution and Administration of the program to Hockey Canada (HCR integration, etc.), promotion of the program and administration, Canadian Red Cross as Curriculum Partners, PayPal/Invoicing Fees, maintenance of the program in both official languages, hosting, platform optimization, content updates (annually), 24x7 bilingual technical support, local user support and registrar training. It is important to note that ALL family members are encouraged to utilize this training as they will be able to access the training using the same username and password of the person who originally registered with the program from the family. This is NOT a fee being collected by the NMHA, nor being directed back to the NMHA.
Link to site to register:
IMPORTANT: When beginning the course it is important to open "Child Management" and enter all children you have registered in minor hockey. All children must be listed here in order to associate your certification with your child's Hockey Canada profile. To aide with connecting your certification to your child's record, children's names must be entered using the same spelling as when they were registered with Hockey Canada. Please remember to indicate NEWMARKET MINOR HOCKEY when selecting your association.
If you have completed the course previously and are registering a new child with NMHA, you do not need to redo the course, but you will need to link your new player to your RIS Parent Program profile. To do this go to the Respect in Sport Parent website https://omhahockeyparent.respectgroupinc.com/secure/. Log in (if you are unsure of your user name or password then you can use the Retrieve User Name and Retrieve Password links at the bottom left part of the screen). Once you are logged in, go to Profile (menu at the top of the screen) and then a menu will show up on the left side of the screen. Click on the button that says Child Management. This will take you to a page that has a button where you can add your new player to your Profile. Once you add your player, then you can log off.
NOTE: The Respect in Sport– Activity Leader certification for team officials does not meet the parent requirement. The certification for the parent is tailored to the Role of the parent, providing information specific to the parental involvement, while the Activity Leader program has a different focus. The RIS - Activity Leader certification is uploaded to the individual’s profile. The RIS – Parent certification is uploaded to the players (child’s) profile. These are two different certifications.