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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