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Independent Third Party Investigations

 Independent Third-Party Investigations 

Hockey Canada and Hockey Nova Scotia want to end the culture of silence that exists in parts of hockey. To help ensure that we are a safe space for raising concerns, Hockey Canada has established a new, fully independent and confidential reporting mechanism for all individuals. 

This process is for all hockey related maltreatment, sexual violence, harassment, abuse, or discrimination complaints. Definitions and examples of prohibited behaviours can be found in the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS). Click here for more information on UCCMS

A key feature of the Independent Third-Party structure is its independence from Hockey Canada. The Independent Third Party has sole jurisdiction to handle complaints and keeps the identity of complainants confidential from Hockey Canada and Member associations. Click here for more information on the Discipline and Complaints policy

Reporting Abuse or Harassment is often a difficult process. The Independent Third Party is committed to operating in a trauma informed manner.
Complaints can be submitted by email to complaints@sportcomplaints.ca
 
Hockey Canada adopted the UCCMS in October 2022, and CHBAMHA adopted the UCCMS in our revised September 2022 Code of Conduct.
The Independent Third Party (ITP) process is intended for prohibited behaviours covered by the UCCMS. 
 
All other complaints are to be dealt with by the existing CHBAMHA processes.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please contact Scott Graham at riskmanagement@chbawings.org.

 

Nov 16, 2022

Central Minor Hockey League 2022-2023 Format

 CMHL 2022-2023 Season Format 

All divisions will play 24 regular season games except U18A with 25 games.
U18A has 6 teams in the divison and will follow a 5 round schedule.
 
 
 U11AA     24 Regular season games
 
 U11A       24 Regular season games
 
 U11B       24 Regular season games
 
 U13AA     24 Regular season games
 
 U13A       24 Regular season games
 
 U13B       24 Regular season games
 
 U15AA    24 Regular season games
 
 U15A       24 Regular season games
 
 U15B       24 Regular season games
 
 U18AA    24 Regular season games
 
 U18A       25 Regular season games
 
All regular season schedules should be completed by Feb 12 at the latest. 
 
There will be a single elimination bracket for all divisions to determine which teams will represent the league in provincial qualifying. Seedings for those brackets will be determined by the regular season standings and be played from February 13th-19th, 2023 using 'first available ice". We will then run our league playoffs from February 20th-March 31st, 2023 and then host our Day of Champions on the last weekend in March or first week of April. 
 
 All rescheduling of games for any reason must be requested through our ice scheduler only   (tournaments, weather cancellation, etc). 
Arrangements made independantly between teams will not be accepted as there are often factors that may not be known.
Contact ice_scheduler@chbawings.org for any issues.
 
 
Oct 26, 2022

Safety Representatives Meeting

 CHBA Annual Team Safety Representative Information Meeting 
 
Sunday October 30th from 7:30-8:30 PM - via Google Meet  https://meet.google.com/aii-khuv-vve .
 
This season's annual Safety Representative information session will be hosted by Risk Manager Scott Graham and association Safety Representative Darcie Stokes. 
Topics will include new roles and responsibilities. All team Safety Representatives are required to attend.
***For teams that have not yet selected or appointed a Safety Rep, the Head Coach or team Manager must attend. 
 
Safety Reps that have not received an invite to the meeting, please send an e-mail to riskmanagement@chbawings.org to be added to the list. 
 
Oct 26, 2022

Reminder: Call for Applications - U7/U9 Coordinator

 Call for Applications - U7/U9 Coordinator 

(Previously Novice Coordinator)
 
Reminder:
CHBA is currently accepting applications for the board position of U7/U9 Coordinator (formally Novice Coordinator) to work closely with the Rep Coordinator.
 
Submit your application to secretary@chbawings.org by November 1, 2022 - References from two members in good standing are required.  
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