Nov 09, 2023 | Kaye McLagan | 339 views
OWHA Dressing Room Policy Published Oct 2023
The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) including its members are committed to providing a safe,
respectful and fully inclusive environment for players, parents/guardians, staff, and volunteers and will
proactively work together to ensure that all dressing room spaces and procedures are safe, inclusive, and
equitable by anticipating and removing barriers that prohibit the inclusive participation of any and all players;
All players will have access to dressing room facilities that most appropriately meet their individual needs and the potential structural limitations of facilities and will be taken seriously and will be assessed on an individual and confidential basis.
This policy is written in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code (1990) (the Code), which prohibits the discrimination of all people on a number of protected grounds: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, and disability; and Under the Code, organizations and their personnel are liable for any discrimination and harassment based on gender identity and gender expression, or any other prohibited ground under the Code.
Hockey associations must deal with complaints, take steps to prevent problems, and provide a safe and welcoming environment for trans people and all other persons protected under the Code.