At the forefront of the AMHA is our goal to strive towards creating the safest environment possible for our players. As such the AMHA has created a list of resources for every team's HCSP (Hockey Canada Safety Person) and parents to continue to build knowledge around safety in our game.
The AMHA is committed to providing our Safety people (HCSP) and Parents the easiest and best support to manage player information. To assist with this mandate the AMHA is using EPact an online emergency network. The use of EPact is mandatory by all families of the AMHA. EPact connects our coacehes, managers, HCSP and players' families through a highly secure, online network, allowing us to access critical information and communicate in case of emergency. Wether it is an illness or injury to one of our players, or a power outage or evacuation, EPact helps better support our volunteers, members and families and connect to emergency contacts.
- Each player's family receives an email inviting them to use Epact.
- Families create their EPact Account, entering required details such as medical needs, emergency contacts, injury history which previously were collected on paper forms.
- Families securely connect with the AMHA, their child's coach, manager and HCSP to allow access to your child's emergency information.
- Families can update EPact at anytime during the year and your child's HCSP and Coaches will be automatically updated.
- EPact maintains the same level of security as online banking while providing anytime, and updated access via mobile or the web. If medical informaiton or contact details are needed at practice, at a game or on the road, EPact is available and there.
Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP)
The Hockey Canada Safety Program utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. The goal of the program is for the safety people to implement effective risk management programs with their own teams where player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice.
The safety person is a volunteer who has received HCSP accreditation. The HCSP program must be successfully completed every three (3) years in order to be a team’s safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional.
Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) Guidelines
- The minimum age for participants is 19 years of age as of December 31 of the current season
- HCSP expires after three (3) years
- It is mandatory to have at least one (1) certified official on each team
- HCSP must be completed by December 1 of the current season
- All teams intending to participate in BC Hockey Championships, must include an official accredited in the HCSP by December 1 of the current season
The AMHA take Concussion Management seriously. There is so much still to learn about concussion management and the knowledge of treatment of concussions is changing so rapidly every parent/guardian should continue to update their knowledge about concussion management. As such the AMHA has compiled the following resources for parents and players to educate themselves on concussions and concussion management.
CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
For the 2016/17 season, all minor hockey Team Officials were required to go through the CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool) program. The intent of the CATT is to assist Team Officials at recognizing signs of Concussions. For more information o this program please visit www.cattonline.com
Complete Concussion Management Inc.
For the 2017/18 season, the AMHA has partnered with CCMI (Complete Concussion Management Inc.) to provide an evidence based concussion program. Please visit the Concussion awareness page of our website for more information.
Other Risk Management Resources
Respect In Sport (Formerly Speak Out)
Respect in Sport is an online educational resource for Team Officials and Parents that provides online learning and certification around preventing abuse, bullying, and harassment. All Team Officials are required to be certified with the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and Coaches. Respect in Sport also offers a Parent program aimed at making sport a positive experience for their children. For more information on this program please visit the Respect in Sport page on our website.
To Register for the Respect in Sport Program visit https://bch.respectgroupinc.com/
Hockey Canada Injury Claims