Code of Conduct
The Verner Minor Hockey Association (VMHA) and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) identifies the standard of behaviour which is expected of all Verner Minor Hockey members and participants, which for the purpose of the policy shall include all players, parents/guardians, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, officers, committee members, conveners, team managers, trainers, administrators and employees involved in any and all of VMHA and NOHA activities and events.
The VMHA is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with courtesy and respect. Members and participants of the VMHA shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of the VMHA and the NOHA, which includes fairness, integrity and mutual respect.
During the course of all VMHA activities and events, members shall avoid behaviour, which bring the VMHA or the NOHA or the sport of hockey into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, use of non-medical drugs and use of alcohol by minors.
VMHA members and participants shall at all times adhere to the VMHA and the NOHA’s operational policies and procedures, rules and regulations governing all VMHA and NOHA events and activities and rules and regulations governing any competitions in which any member of the VMHA participates.
Members and participants of the VMHA shall not engage in any activity or behaviour, which interferes with a competition or with any player or team’s preparation for a competition or which endangers the safety of others.
Members of VMHA shall refrain from comments or behaviours, which are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist. In particular, behaviour, which constitutes harassment, abuse or bullying, will not be tolerated and will be dealt with under the Northern Ontario Hockey Association policies and procedure (http://www.noha-hockey.com/speakout).
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Discipline Policy of the NOHA. Such action may result in the member losing all privileges which come with membership in the VMHA, NOHA, Canadian Hockey Association, and Ontario Hockey Federation including the opportunity to participate in VMHA or NOHA activities and events, both present and future.
The Code of Conduct document has a subset of conduct for: