Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program

Respect in Sport Parent Program

This page was last updated January 2017.

The Ontario Hockey Federation has mandated that in connection with the 2016 / 17 season at least one parent / guardian of every minor hockey league player will be required to take the Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program.

The OHF commented "This program encourages positive behaviour, effective communication, and provides parents with valuable tools, which can only enhance the enjoyment of our game for all stakeholders. Value added programming, including Respect in Sport, is one component of the OHF's ongoing commitment to its membership, to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants".

YMHC is required to comply with this directive as a member organization under the GTHL.

This mandate applies to all players participating in YMHC house league, select and rep programs.

The siblings of parents who do not take this program will not be permitted to participate in any YMHC related program for the 2017 / 18 season.

The cost of this program is $12 and is paid on-line when taking the program.  This on-line course takes approximately 1 hour.

A participating parent is only required to take the program once.  Once you have taken this course and certification appears on your child's Hockey Canada profile you are not required to recertify. 

This program is separate and distinct from the Respect In Sport for Coaches / Activity Leaders Program that select and rep bench staff are required to take.

New players, who have not taken this course, must do so by the end of May or risk having their registration withdrawn.  

Respect in Sport Parent Program: Here is the link to take this program: https://gthlparent.respectgroupinc.com

The Respect in Sport organization along with the GTHL and OHL have prepared the following Parent Program Manual. For more information, please Click Here.

Problem resloution: 1-866-945-9906 / rgihelp@respectgroupinc.com.

For further information please visit the GTHL website at:  http://www.gthlcanada.com/article/respect-in-sport-program-roll-out