CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct identifies the standard of behaviour which is expected of all Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Players, Parents & Staff.
The Bauer 3 on 3 is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Parents, staff and participants of the Bauer 3 on 3 Youth Hockey League shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of the league which include equality, honesty and mutual respect.
During the course of all Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League games, activities and events, members shall avoid behavior which dishonors the league or the sport of hockey. This includes but is not limited to abusive use of alcohol, use of non-medical drugs and use of alcohol by minors.
Members and participants of the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League shall not engage in any activity or behavior or which endangers the safety of others.
Members and participants of the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League 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.
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, in accordance with the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct Policies & Procedures, including but not limited to, suspension from the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League and removal from other Canlan Ice Sports programs, activities and events, both present and future.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Membership in the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League, as well as participation in the activities of the league, brings with it many benefits and privileges. At the same time parents and players are expected to fulfill certain responsibilities and obligations, including but not limited to complying with the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct.
The Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct generally identifies the standard of conduct which is expected of parents and players, and other persons involved in Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League activities and events. Individuals who fail to meet this standard may be subject to the disciplinary sanctions identified within these Policies and Procedures.
The Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League is committed to providing a sport and work environment which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices.
Harassment, Abuse and Bullying (“H.A.B.”) is prohibited by human rights legislation. H.A.B. can also be an offense under Canada’s Criminal Code. The OMHA has a zero tolerance policy in regard to H.A.B.
Under these Policies and Procedures, there shall be three types of infractions, which may warrant discipline:
Minor infractions – these are infractions under the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct which are less serious than major infractions. These infractions and/or complaints will in most cases be dealt with at the local facility level, after which they may be appealed to the Canlan Corporate Programs Team. These infractions may also warrant immediate corrective action by either Canlan Corporate or the local facility where the infraction occurred.
Major infractions – these are infractions under the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct which are more serious and may warrant disciplinary action as specified herein. These infractions and/or complaints are generally dealt with at the Canlan Corporate level, at the discretion of the Corporate Manager of the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League , these infractions may be referred back to the local facility.
- Harassment, Abuse and Bullying (“H.A.B.”) – these are serious infractions under the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Code of Conduct, which are considered as major infractions
- These infractions must be reported to the Canlan Corporate for direction. These infractions and/or complaints are dealt with at the Canlan Corporate level, unless at the discretion of the Corporate Manager or his/her designate, they are referred back to the local facility.
When a written complaint is received by the local facility management team, or an infraction occurred to the knowledge of the local Canlan Ice Sports facility, the local Canlan staff must determine if the complaint or infraction should be considered minor or major. If the matter is a minor infraction the matter is dealt with at the local Canlan Ice Sports facility level, unless the management team refers the matter to the Canlan Corporate Programs Team and the Corporate team agrees to the referral. When the local Canlan facility determines that the matter is a major infraction the matter must be referred to the Canlan Corporate Office.
The Corporate Manager of the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League or his/her designate shall then determine the appropriate course of action, which may include one or more of the following: referring the matter back to the local Canlan Facility Management team (including the General Manager) imposing interim sanction(s), requesting an investigation and/or a Hearing, or such other action(s) as the Corporate Manager or his/her designate deems necessary. If the matter is heard at the local Facility level, the decision may be appealed to the Canlan Corporate Office.
When a complaint involving a minor or major infraction is received by the Canlan Corporate Office directly from the complainant, or the infraction occurred to the knowledge of the Corporate Office, the Corporate Manager of the Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League or his/her designate may refer the matter to the local facility Program or League Manager.
Situations involving Minor Infractions shall include, but are not limited to the following:
- a single incident of disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to, peers, opponents, players, parents, coaches, officials, managers, trainers, administrators, spectators and sponsors;
- unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing;
- non-compliance with the rules and regulations
- any complaint or infraction considered minor in nature.
HANDLING OF MINOR INFRACTIONS
A minor infraction will be dealt with at the local Canlan facility level with a Canlan Manager in a position of authority designated by the General Manager.
The facility will have procedures in place to deal with minor infractions including an individual responsible for handling of same. The procedures will ensure the individual being disciplined is advised of the infraction and provided a reasonable opportunity to set out their position concerning the incident.
Although minor infractions will generally be dealt with by the facility Program Manager or League Manager, the local facility may refer a minor infraction to the Canlan Corporate Office.
When handling the complaint or infraction the local Canlan facility will conduct a thorough internal investigation. The local facility also has the power to discipline, sanction and/or suspend any member or participant for the minor infraction.
Canlan Ice Sports reserves the right to suspend players or disallow the attendance of parents/guardians or spectators who commit any offence that is deemed a major infraction by the Canlan Corporate Programs Team.
Situations involving Major Infractions, could include, but are not limited to the following:
- Repeated incidents of disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to peers, opponents, players, parents, coaches, officials, managers, trainers, administrators, spectators and sponsors
- Repeated unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing
- Pranks, jokes, Hazing or other activities which endanger the safety of others
- Deliberate disregard for the rules and regulations of the Bauer 3 on 3 League
- Abusive use of alcohol where abuse means a level of consumption which impairs the individual’s ability to speak, walk or drive; causes the individual to behave in a disruptive manner; or interferes with the individual’s ability to perform effectively and safely
- Any use of alcohol by minors
- Any use of illicit drugs and narcotics
- Any Harassment, Abuse or Bullying complaint
- Unwanted or unnecessary physical contact including touching, patting or pinching
- Any form of physical assault or abuse
- Any sexual offence
- Any behaviour that is overtly negative which creates a hostile environment
- Or any complaint or infraction which the local Canlan facility staff deems as serious
COMPLAINT OR APPEAL PROCESS
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints please contact your local Bauer 3on3 Youth Hockey League Manager immediately.
If you do not feel satisfied with the response provided, please follow up with the General Manager (If they were not included in initial conversations).
You can reach out to your local league manager through email, phone or drop by the location to speak with one directly.
If you feel that your concern needs to reach a higher level of authority or appeal, please contact our Corporate team directly at: Sarah Leckie