Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program

This page was last updated: February 2020.

Respect in Sport Parent Program

The Ontario Hockey Federation "OHF" has mandated that at least one parent / guardian of every minor hockey league player must take the Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program in order for their child to participate in any OHF / GTHL 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 2020 / 2021 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. There is no requirement to recertify on an annual basis.

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

Failure to take this program prior to commencement of our 2020 / 2021 season means that your child will not be permitted to participate in any YMHC related program, including select spring or fall tryouts, until one parent or their guardian has successfully completed this program. 

Timeline:  YMHC recommends that one parent / guardian take this program by the dates indicated below:

House League: Parents of players who play in house league programs only should take this course by the end of August 2020.

Select: Parents of players who participate or who plan to participate in our select programs should take this course by the end of April 2020. Players may not participate in spring or fall select try-outs until one parents or guardian has taken this program.

Rep: Parents of players who participate in our rep programs should take this course immediately after they have signed their GTHL player card.

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

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