Effective tomorrow, February 1, 2024, as the OMHA's governing body, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), alongside Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), and Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) have implemented a dressing room policy for all members participating in hockey.
This policy is focused on enhancing inclusion and safety for all participants on any team or officiating team across the province. Dressing rooms are designated team spaces for all team participants to use and interact in on a welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and safe basis. In addition, to minimize occurrences of maltreatment, bullying, and harassment in the dressing room these spaces now come with minimum attire and supervision requirements, and a requirement to accommodate individuals if they require additional measures or supports.
Please review the following documents in regards to the new policy: