OHF Memo Participation in non-government compliance programs

Posted by Timmins Minor Hockey Association on Oct 29 2020 at 03:37PM PDT

In review of the current hockey environment within Ontario, the Ontario Hockey Federation Board of
Directors have ruled that independent of the OHF Non-Sanctioned League policy the OHF in their sole and
unfettered discretion have the authority to restrict the registration and or participation of any individual
within their program that is deemed to have participated in a program that contravenes Ontario
Government Regulations or the protocols of the appropriate Public Health Unit or any amendment made
by the Ontario Government or a Public Health Unit.
Such decision to restrict registration and or participation may consider, but is not limited to:
• Cohort/league size
• Cohort/league transition protocols
• Physical contact rules/regulations or the adherence to such rules that do not align with that of
the Ontario Hockey Federation
This further authority is granted to ensure the health and wellness of participants within OHF sanctioned
programming by verifying that independent operators are conducting sporting activities that are in line
with the required health and safety guidelines.
Should the OHF identify an individual who has participated in a program that may be operating contrary
to Ontario Government Regulations or the protocols of the appropriate Public Health Unit, the OHF will
conduct a review of the program and render a decision on the participant’s eligibility within OHF
sanctioned programming.

The document OHF_Bulletin_-__Participation_in_Non-Government_Compliant_Programs.pdf was attached to this post.