(1) If you don't already have a Hockey Canada profile, contact Tina O'Connor and ask her to set one up for you.
(2) Complete a Criminal Records Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Persons Check (VPC). Details below. There is no charge for this.
(2) Complete the BC Hockey online course, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders. Details below. The cost of this course will be reimbursed.
(3) Complete the BC Hockey online course, Concussion Awareness Training Tool. There is no charge for this course.
(4) Complete the BC Hockey online Safety Course. The cost of this course will be reimbursed.
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association requires that all volunteers within the Association obtain a criminal record check. Once a criminal record check has been completed, it is considered valid for three (3) seasons.
To obtain a Criminal Record Check:
Please follow the link to the British Columbia Ministry of Justice criminal record check site:
RJMHA access code: RDXVQWH9CU
The completed criminal record check will be forwarded directly from the Ministry of Justice to the RJMHA Director of Risk Management.
Please note: If your birthdate matches a known sex offender, you will be required to provide fingerprints and the process may take additional time. The purpose of the fingerprinting is to ensure there has not been a name change in an attempt to avoid detection; it is not because of suspicion of you personally.
Each team must establish an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to deal with accidents or medical emergencies. The EAP generally requires three individuals to each fill specific roles in the event of an emergency. The team Safety Person should review the facility prior to the game or practice and work with other volunteers to ensure an EAP is in place.
The following are general forms developed to assist with creation of an EAP for the various Richmond arenas. All teams from all associations are encouraged to make use of these forms
When you add affiliates or casual players to your roster, please ask Tina O'Connor to also add them to your ePACT group. This will ensure that your Safety Person has information for all rostered players.
Families should be reminded that ePACT records can and should be updated at any time during the season (if an allergy is diagnosed or if a cell number changes, for example).
The Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. The goal of the program is for the safety people to implement effective risk management programs with their own teams where player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice. The safety person is a volunteer who has become HCSP certified. This certification program must be successfully completed every three years in order to be a team's safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional.
For more information on certification, please refer to the BC Hockey HCSP Webpage.
To request reimbursement for the HCSP course, please use this form.
The HCSP must maintain a record of injuries sustained during the season on the Hockey Canada Injury Log. The log should record injuries for which a player either requires medical treatment, is removed from play/practice, or is forced to leave the ice for other/unknown medical reasons. Injuries recorded on the log should be reported to BC Hockey via the Hockey Canada Injury Report form.
When the injury has healed, the Coaches and Safety Person should discuss a plan for the player's return to play. For any extended absence from play or recovery from a serious injury, a player should attend at least one non-contact practice so that the coach can assess the player's condition, awareness, and ability to protect themselves on the ice. A Hockey Canada Return to Play Form, signed by a doctor is required for any injury for which a doctor has prohibited play or at the request of the coach or safety person if the player is suspected to have suffered a concussion.
The team Safety Persons (HCSP) must ensure each player has provided medical and emergency information via ePACT or provide a completed Medical Information Sheet. and should become familiar with and plan for any special conditions or needs a player may have. Families who prefer to provide a Medical Information Sheet should indicate this within the player's ePACT profile.
This course, formerly known as Speak Out, is a mandatory requirement for all team officials of any capacity. Respect in Sport is an on-line training course designed as a tool to assist team leaders in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport. The on-line course curriculum is broken into six [30 minute] modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. It does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure.
For more information, refer to the BC Hockey Respect in Sport - for parents - Webpage or the BC Hockey Respect in Sport - for coaches and sport leaders - webpage. Please note, these are not interchangeable. Be sure to choose the correct program.
The purpose of a sanctioning a special event is to extend Hockey Canada Insurance Program coverage such as Major Medical / Dental Coverage to activities that do not fall under regular hockey programming. Special Event Sanctions are for usage of events such as dryland training, fundraisers, and other activities outside of regular hockey programming. Not all activities are eligible for coverage. For more information, please refer to the BC Hockey Special Events Webpage or contact the Director, Risk Management.