Vancouver Female Ice Hockey Association
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Volunteer Policy


Criminal Record Checks
All coaching staff, coaching volunteers and team managers are required by The British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association (“BC Hockey”) to carry out criminal record checks (“CRC”). CRC’s are also a part of a prudent and consistent approach to ensuring the safety of our current employees, volunteers, and players from those individuals with a history of workplace violence or other serious offences. To initiate your criminal record check email

Respect in Sport
Vancouver Female Ice Hockey coaches and coaching volunteers conform to BC Hockey’s SpeakOut! Program. BC Hockey is part of a National initiative to implement the Respect in Sport educational tool. Certification through Respect in Sport (RiS) is the equivalent to certification received from the SpeakOut! Course.

RiS is an on-line training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport. The on-line course curriculum is broken into six, 30 minute modules to complete and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts.

The course takes an estimated 2.5 hours with the delegate’s HCR SpeakOut! accreditation updated immediately upon completion.

  • The course is accessible over the internet therefore the delegates dictate when and where they take the course.
  • Delegates can access the Respect in Sport on-line course at any time (by way of user name and password) therefore are able to complete one module at a time.
  • This is an introduction to the capabilities of training delegates with online tools and resources.The course contains many handouts which remain accessible after the course is complete. If a paper copy of any of the documents or the accreditation certificate is required it can be printed from the site.
  • Respect in Sport is not specific to any sport. However the learning principals within are common to anyone acting as a sport leader. The consensus is that many of our volunteers coach/assist in other sports.
For more information please download: Respect In Sport FAQ
To begin taking the Respect in Sport course click here:
Hockey Canada’s risk management information guide “Safety Requires Teamwork” provides a framework to understanding bullying, harassment and abuse for parents and guardians.[1].pdf