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FEE UPDATE - 2020/2021 Registration Opens May 15th 8 a.m.

Dear Parents

Hope is on the horizon. We miss seeing you and we know you are missing the normal spring hockey activities. However, we are pleased for the start of a “return to normal” by offering registration starting this Friday May 15th at 8 a.m. 

Registration Link at the bottom of Registration page.

We have decided to maintain the same fee as last season for the upcoming season in spite of our rising cost base. Final fees for the season will be determined by the month Hockey Canada determines it is safe to commence hockey.

We will also have a different fee structure than in previous years to be sensitive to the current environment.

***Please note that as of June 1st, the OHF is no longer allowing us to take a deposit***  

Total fees will be determined when the final start date is established by The OHF and the GTHL.

As of now, we expect the TOTAL fees to be the following:

October 1 $575
November 1 $525 
December 1 $475 
January 1 $425 

In light of the 2019-20 season ending early, we are offering a $50 discount to returning players.

In order to help us plan for the upcoming season please register to hold your spot  The whole payment will be due at a later date  (TBD) when things are hopefully clearer. As always, if there are financial constraints please reach out to our treasurer who will work through them with you (all in confidence). 

When we have a better handle on next season we will confirm the final amount that will be due.

*Please note this is for House League/Select Only

*If you are playing GTHL you do not register

*If October is the starting date, September will be filled with all GTHL and Select tryouts.

 

FHHA Food Drive a Success!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Food Drive Tuesday April 28th. 

#forceforgood Fundraising Efforts

The Forest Hill 2011 Gold Select team initiated a "Force for Good" food drive and the results have been amazing. CityNews did a profile and several of our players we able to share how and why they are helping. Congrats Team! Check out the report.

 https://https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2020/04/16/kids-hockey-team-aims-to-fill-top-shelf-at-food-bank/#.XpmaXckOiNw.email
https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2020/04/16/kids-hockey-team-aims-to-fill-top-shelf-at-food-bank/#.XpmaXckOiNw.email

 

Board Update & Registration

April 2020

Dear Forest Hill Families,

We would like to share the decision the FHHA Board has made after monitoring the current situation we find ourselves. 

First and foremost is our concern for everyone's safety and hope you are practicing social/physical distancing, so that we can do our part to help get the virus under control and get back to normal as soon as possible.

It has been a very strange month and we were all disappointed to have the end of our season cancelled. The spring tryout season for both the select and GTHL program has been put "on hold" as well, but it seems clear that no tryouts will likely take place until the fall. Any information as to when they will take place will be communicated as soon as we have it.

There is still uncertainty as to the timing on when hockey will be allowed to start. We are following the directives of our governing bodies (Hockey Canada, the OHF and the GTHL) as well as the mandates set forth by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario. 

We know that everyone is anxious to get back to normal and is looking forward to next season. We are as well and are again prepared to offer what we feel is a great program. The arena is a place of great comfort to many and a very important community hub.

With that in mind, WE HAVE DECIDED TO DELAY REGISTRATION (originally slated to open April 15th) UNTIL MAY 15TH (for returning players) AND JUNE 1ST FOR NEW PLAYERS. 

As in previous years, returning players will have priority and will have their spots held until May 31st. We are hoping that in that time frame there will be more clarity. This timing is consistent with many of the other clubs in the GTA who we have been in constant contact. 

We are hopeful that the season will be able to start in its normal timeframe. However, we are cognizant of the uncertainty and as such are asking for a minimal deposit in order to help us plan properly for next season. We are sensitive to the needs of the community and the financial toll that Coronavirus has taken and will be putting in place a payment structure that will help ease the burden that everyone is under. All information will be posted on the website as we have it.

It has become clear that in these times we cannot overlook how important it is to have support within and from your community. In that light, we ask and hope that when you register your child you will consider becoming a volunteer. The league is run by a group of very hard working and dedicated volunteers, but we can always use more, especially at the convener level in the younger age groups. It really does "take a village" and any contribution you can offer will be very helpful to the enjoyment of all.

There are a few other matters which are currently delayed that we need to address.

1)    Photos (team and individual)- the delivery of team photos (and the individual packages people bought) were scheduled to be delivered the week when the quarantine took place. Once we have them in our possession, we will be in contact so that we can arrange distribution. Thank you for your patience.

2)    Goalie Equipment - for those of you still in possession of the junior goalie equipment we appreciate you taking care of it and we will come up with a suitable plan for it to be returned as soon as some of the measures are lifted.

3)    End of season awards and volunteer dinner - This is a very important event where we get to recognize the achievement of our volunteer community. At this point we are still hopeful that we will be able to have this great event and will communicate on this when we have more details.

4)    AGM - the league's annual AGM will take place on May 25th at 6 pm. In light of the current restrictions it will take place via Zoom. All information will be posted on the website.

We miss seeing everybody at the rink and cannot wait to get going again next season.
Thank you for being a part of the Forest Hill Hockey Association family. 
Stay safe!


Aaron Greenberg (on behalf of the Board of Directors)
President
Forest Hill Hockey Association

Forest Hill Hockey Association

The Forest Hill Hockey Association has been a proud supporter of community hockey, and a provider of a safe and nurturing hockey environment since 1960.

The founding members would be proud to see how the Association has grown significantly, with over 800 players participating in our Learn to Play, House League, Select (North York Hockey League) and GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League) "A" and "AA" level programs.     SEE MORE

2005 AA Bantam Kingston Champions

Congratulations on a perfect 6-0 tournament. The antlers never looked better sitting inside the cup!

2010 AA Minor Atom London Champions

Congratulations for winning the London Jr. Knights Green and White AA Tournament this weekend.

2007 AA Pee Wee Lake Placid Champions

Congratulations to the team for winning the CAN/AM tournament in Lake Placid. 

2003 MINOR MIDGET SELECT CHAMPIONS

Congratulations for winning the Gene Harrington Tournament in Buffalo. 

2007 Minor Peewee Champions

Congratulations for winning the MD Memorial Tournament!

2008 Atom Champions

Congratulations x2! At the same tournament the Forest Hill Atom Gold Select brought home the MD Memorial Championship.

FHHA Respect & Inclusion Policy

The Forest Hill Hockey Association is fully committed to ensuring that all of our participants respect the rights of each individual, and it is our responsibility as staff and an organization to ensure a safe and fun environment for all participants.

We fully support and respect the human rights code and law of Ontario and Canada.

Discrimination:
Is when a person experiences negative treatment or impact because of an actual or perceived connection to one of the 17 grounds that are protected under the Ontario Human Rights code.

  • first-hand or by association
  • failing to accommodate needs on basis of protected grounds
  • allowing discrimination to continue when those in positions of authority know or should know it exists
  • even if no one objects to the behavior or circumstance
  • direct and obvious or indirect and subtle
  • isolated events or entrenched in an organization’s culture & policies
  • even if participation in the behavior is widespread

The Dressing Room Policy states that players, parents/guardians and staff/volunteers have the right to...

  1. Respect & equal treatment
  2. Protection from discrimination/harassment
  3. Define & express gender identity without fear
  4. Be referred to by self-identified name/pronoun
  5. Safely & equitably access gender-segregated spaces
  6. Be accommodated for code-related needs
  7. Privacy and confidentiality

All staff/volunteers of the MHA have the responsibility to:

  1. Treat all individuals respectfully and equitably
  2. Ensure safe, equitable and inclusive environments and procedures
  3. Protect the rights of individuals to define & express their gender identity without fear
  4. Refer to others by their self-identified name/pronoun
  5. Ensure individuals are able to safely and equitably access gender-segregated spaces
  6. Work together with players to accommodate code-related needs
  7. Ensure players’ private information is kept confidential

Players have the responsibility to:

  1. Treat all others including other players, parents/guardians and staff and volunteers of the MHA with respect
  2. Ask for assistance and support to the best of their ability from the MHA when experiencing discrimination or when requiring a related accommodation.
  3. Work together with the MHA to find appropriate accommodations to meet code-related needs.

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Special arrangements are called “accommodations”. Accommodations create opportunities for people to do their job, participate in an activity or access a service they would not have been able to otherwise. Someone’s need for an accommodation may be related to a protected code ground. 
  • A person who is deaf, for example, may require a sign language interpreter as an accommodation to help them do part of their job.In hockey, a person may have a need for extra privacy when changing before and after playing.This need may be related to gender identity, gender expression or to other code grounds such as disability or religion. 

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Once the MHA receives a written request for a code-related accommodation, it is important to make the individual feel safe and comfortable. 
  • A Player making a request is entitled to a confidential time and space to discuss possible solutions, and that they may bring a friend or relative with them for support if they wish. 
  • Confidentiality means that no sharing of information is allowed in any circumstances without player consent.  It is not your information to share even to the Player’s parents.

CONFIDENTIALITY – PHONES

  • Phones are permitted in the dressing room ONLY for the purposes playing music or in case of an EMERGENCY
  • Taking pictures of anyone WITH OR WITHOUT their permission is strictly prohibited unless approved by a member of the team staff
  • If someone is found taking pictures in the dressing room there will be a suspension
  • If someone is found to have posted a picture taken in the dressing room on social media, the internet or sent to another individual there will be a severe suspension or consequences.

Thank you for helping to make FHHA a safe and friendly environment for everyone.

 

 

Mandatory Rowan's Law Registration

This year the OHL and GTHL have introduced a new requirement, that ALL Players, Parents and Coaching Staff participating in hockey governed by the OHF and GTHL must read and share with their respective players, a Concussion Awareness brief and submit an acknowledgement that they have read it.

THIS IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE. 

IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER AND SUBMIT, YOU OR YOUR PLAYER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN THE 2019-2020 SEASON UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED.

Please go onto the following link, register your child and or yourself. If you have more than one child they both can be registered during one session.

The FHHA is being held responsible for fulfilling this requirement that is an important step in protecting our players from concussion injury that is serious and claimed the life Rowan Stringer.

https://fhha.sportngin.com/register/form/844328342

 

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