Risk & Safety

Police Record Checks

Police Records Checks

As per HEO Rules and Regulations as well as the LMHA, Police Record Checks are required for ALL TEAM OFFICIALS and ON-ICE HELP, this includes everyone who will have a volunteer position on a team as well as all voting and non-voting board members.

In keeping with Hockey Canada recommendations, all team officials (including but not necessarily limited to coaches, trainers, managers), and any others, who, through their duties on behalf of the LMHA, may work directly with children and adolescents, must undergo a criminal record check every third year. Exceptions / limitations to this rule may be required in instances where there is an inability of the investigating organization (i.e. police service or other authorized body) to complete the record checks (i.e. number of or types of volunteers being screened is restricted due to volume).

All volunteers are encouraged to use the Ottawa Police Service online Police Record Checks system. In particular, volunteers will be required to complete a Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).

Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) 

This check is restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteering in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons in Canada only. It is a collection of offence information, including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders and sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension where authorized by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Non-conviction information shall be released only when it meets the Exceptional Disclosure Assessment.

LMHA PRC Cover Letter

If you are unable to apply online you can still have the PRC done in person at 2670 Queensview. Download the following application and the LMHA PRC cover letter to take with you.

Download Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check 

Your reviewed PRC will be mailed to your home address.  When you receive the reviewed PRC, make a photocopy, place it in a sealed envelope and give it to your team manager.  The team manager will submit all PRCs to the LMHA Coordinator, Risk & Safety.

If you have any questions, please contact Safety@Leitrimhockey.ca

Maltreatment

There is a new rule this year (2021) and it’s called Maltreatment.

The attached slide deck provides more details.

All coaches & parents should go through this slide deck and discuss it with their players/children regarding "trash talk" on the ice.

If any of the officials on the ice hear a discriminatory remark on the ice this will be called a Gross Misconduct.

Safety Forms & Information

Safety forms for download and reference can be found under the Team Officials Resource section.  

COVID-19 Info

HEO has rescinded its proof of vaccination and active screening requirements in regards to COVID-19.  LMHA strongly encourages its participants to consider getting vaccinated and will continue to adhere to  local public health guidelines.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 and vaccination in Ottawa, please see:  COVID-19 – Ottawa Public Health.