Respect in Sport for Parents Memo from Jim Humpries
The requirement of VIAHA’s Parent Respect in Sport for the District over the past few seasons has proven to be a
great success with positive outcomes that many are feeling the benefits of throughout the Hockey Community.
At the 2016 VIAHA Annual General Meeting held on May 29th in Nanaimo, the Membership supported a resolution
to keep the requirement to one (1) parent or guardian as a condition of each child’s participation in Minor Hockey
on Vancouver Island.
The Respect in Sport parent program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to
ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.
The Respect in Sport Coach/Volunteer Program version will continue to be a condition for both coaches and Team
Officials which represent the final level of respect when considering our athlete’s needs.
While VIAHA has a yearly deadline of October 31st for adherence to this requirement – your local Minor Hockey
Association (MHA) may choose to have a deadline that is much sooner than our own. We respect that this may be
the case based on local needs and will support MHA’s in enforcing this strengthened position should they have it.
If you still hold a current Coach/Volunteer Version (that does not expire prior to the deadline) or you have taken the
Parent Version of RIS previously (and successfully credited your child’s Hockey Canada Registry Profile) you will
not need to do anything to meet this requirement at this time.
For a list of up-dated ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ please check the VIAHA website main page at www.viaha.org
Again, here is the link to enter the Respect in Sport course site https://bchockeyparent.respectgroupinc.com
Please remember to print off and keep a copy of your RIS certification, plus provide the feedback asked for at the
end of the online program so that the ongoing improvement of the content and usability of the system is
Thank you for your commitment to all players’ safety, enjoyment and success on Vancouver Island and within the
game of hockey.
The document 2018_Parent_Info_Bulletin_-_VIAHA_Parent_Respect_in_Sport__Requirement.pdf was attached to this post.