Hockey Canada created the Speak Out program to raise awareness of bullying and abuse. In the past, all Coaches and Trainer, as well as those Managers listed on the team's SHA certification, were required to complete the Speak Out program.
SHA has announced that the Coach/Leader level Respect In Sport program, used in other provinces not only for Hockey but many other sports, is now considered equivalent to Speak Out. (Note that the Respect in Sport also has a Parent level program, which is not the same as the Coach/Leader session).
If you have taken the Coach/Leader level Respect In Sport, and provide a copy of the certification to the WMHA registrar, you will not have to attend a Speak Out Clinic.
For those who have neither Speak Out or Respect in Sport, you now have two options:
2) Complete the online Respect In Sport program at https://sha.respectgroupinc.com/secure/. You will be required to create a login account and pay the $30 fee by credit card. The program is designed to take 3-4 hours. When creating your account, please ensure that you choose 'WARMAN MINOR' from the dropdown list identifying your local association, otherwise it may not get associated with your team in SHA records.
Upon completion, submit a copy of the certificate and a copy of the receipt to the Registrar or Treasurer for reimbursement.